An account of a girl soldier struggling to survive in a conflict-torn central African state, "War Witch" offers the sort of harrowing experience one would expect given its abominable subject matter.
If the absorbing American Experience documentary "Clinton" were a book, people would rush directly to the index and look up "Monica Lewinsky" and "sex scandal," which does, indeed, encompass a…
For fans of Ricky Gervais' brilliant HBO series "Extras," "Life's Too Short" feels like a rehash, with about half the laughs.
A languid, dreamlike study of an abandoned naif taking a few tentative steps outside the wild-animal park that has been her lifelong home and refuge.
A contempo nativity story in which the Holy Ghost seemingly impregnates a Mormon girl through a cover of Jack Lee/Blondie's incomparable tune, "Hanging on the Telephone," "Electrick Children" reps a…
Taking the plunge into unscripted TV, AMC gets almost everything right with "Comic Book Men" -- the time-slot, the tone, the surprisingly fertile collectibles/pawnshop genre -- except for the…
The plot of "The River" is hard not to admire, even if the longterm prospects for its journey remain shrouded in mystery.
For all the attention heaped on "Glee," the kid-oriented cable channels have long been making a concerted push into twinning comedy and music, though in most instances -- and Nickelodeon's latest…
There's a lot to like in "Smash," a new NBC drama chronicling the launch of a show about Marilyn Monroe, and the various parties -- including two appealing ingenues vying for the lead -- drawn into…
With HBO's "Girls" on the horizon, the confused twentysomething is getting a bit of a workout, which is, from a media perspective, a classic bit of pandering.