For a time in the '90s, a five-minute set at the Comedy Store was enough to land the talent a sitcom, or so the joke went. Despite the high attrition rate of that strategy, it lingers on in…
When a Kosova woman anonymously reveals to an international journalist that she and others were raped during the war with Serbia, the fallout from this repressed secret threatens to tear apart the…
An artful and absorbing high-school thriller that ultimately feels stronger on hothouse atmosphere than emotional or psychological depth.
Despite a few problematic aspects with the premise, "Jane the Virgin" contains a secret ingredient that is in short supply, perhaps especially on many of the CW's recent soaps: Charm. Much of that…
Cleanly scripted in pure Hollywood fashion by Richard Curtis, Stephen Daldry's "Trash" won't be confused with a real Brazilian production: Its storyline, staging and inevitably positive spin…
The pairing of Dominic West and Ruth Wilson alone would be enough reason for enthusiasm about "The Affair," a Showtime series that wraps infidelity in a mystery, then spoons out what happened in…
The latest edition of FX's horror anthology series is a return to the darkly shaded period melodrama of "Asylum," rather than the campier and largely contemporary "Coven."
For those interested in such things, the pitch meeting for "Town of the Living Dead," a Syfy unscripted comedy, had to go something like this: "Think, 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,' with a touch of…
Obsessions with physical appearances, social status and material possessions are viewed with an intelligently critical eye in "The Liar."
A sun-drenched, blood-spattered Australian thriller that seems to fancy itself the first movie ever to feature characters shot to death at point-blank range.