The subversive humor and joyful licentiousness of Boccaccio's "Decameron" is absent in the Taviani brothers' disappointing take on the classic collection of tales.
The unresolvable tension between logic and feeling animates Eugene Green's "La Sapienza," an exquisite rumination on life, love and art that tickles the heart and mind in equal measure.
No one has the time of their lives in "Desert Dancer," a fact-based drama in which all the dancing is dirty — at least according to Iran's Islamic "morality police," the Basij.
With apologies to a sci-fi classic, the fifth season of "Game of Thrones" could easily be subtitled "When Worlds Collide." Having spent four magnificent campaigns establishing various constituencies…
A familiar relational dynamic — the responsible square vs. the hopeless screw-up — gets an affecting workout in "Manson Family Vacation," a tale of two bickersome brothers who find tentative…
God may have created the heavens and the earth and all living things — but the Devil surely created Tyrone, the filthy-minded, foul-mouthed sock puppet that has audiences howling at “Hand to God.”…
The expression "madly in love" proves unfortunately apt for the lead characters in "Mania Days," writer-director Paul Dalio's sensitively detailed and emotionally compelling drama about the…
A cult priestess’s quest for her ethnic and spiritual roots lends depth to “The Voice of Water,” an atypical crime drama set in Tokyo’s seamy Koreatown that unravels riveting layers of suspense…
It's surprising to learn "The Comedians" was based on a Swedish series, since the execution feels highly personal and deeply rooted in the here-and-now U.S. Yet another program featuring actors as…
The fifth season of "Louie" quickly feels like a microcosm of why the series is both widely admired and lightly watched. Featuring wild swings in tone, Louis C.K.'s deeply personal, frequently…