The most recent chapter of HBO‘s second season of Big Little Lies lived up to its name: it’s “The End of the World” as we know it – and some folks are not feeling fine. As if real life doesn’t have me stressing enough, my TV life reminds me of everything I try […]
HBO‘s award-winning series Big Little Lies returned with stirring sophomore season premiere episodes full of brilliant performances and unnerving teasers of the twists that await the “Monterey Five.” I’ll admit to having some reservations about extending the series. The first season was pretty near perfect and that jaw-dropping finale was […]
The last two episodes of TNT’s bone-chilling mini-series I Am the Night have been particularly illuminating, increasingly disturbing and eerily captivating. Jay (Chris Pine) and Fauna (India Eisley) begin working together to uncover George Hodel’s (Jefferson Mays) deepest and darkest secrets. They find themselves in grave danger, the closer they get […]
Just like Life, Art can be incredibly enigmatic. It is in our nature to seek answers, find meaning, and gain a sense of closure – or understanding, at the very least. Inspired by true events, I Am the Night tells the gripping story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley), […]
It is difficult to discuss TNT’s latest mystery mini-series I Am The Night without referencing back to what might be Hollywood’s most famous and infamous murder cases. Although the crime itself lingers in the background of the series, it’s one of the suspects in that crime who plays an integral role […]
Karyn Kusama captures Nicole Kidman as we’ve never seen her before in the edgy crime drama, Destroyer. Washed up, jaded and broken LAPD detective Erin Bell (Kidman) confronts her shady past when a dangerous foe from her undercover days sends an ominous message and opens up old wounds. The […]
In his surprisingly funny and heartbreakingly honest film, we witness a crucial 24-hour period in Ben’s (Lucas Hedges) life. He is a recovering addict who desperately struggles to make amends, painfully grapples with sobriety, and remorsefully faces the consequences of his tumultuous past. Through all of these challenges, his loving mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), steadfastly remains by his side.
‘Homecoming’ is a slow-burning suspenseful conspiracy thriller. Unlike most dramas, each episode is only 30 minutes long and leaves you abruptly hanging in the midst of a beguiling moment. The moment you expect a breakthrough, the narrative oddly stops, and a new episode begins, presenting the next set of suspicious problems. If you hang in there for the first few foundational episodes, you will be rewarded with more interesting circumstances and mysteries through the rest of the season.
ABC’s new ensemble drama, ‘A Million Little Things,’ is a powerful series that earns your investment from the very beginning. The show deals with some very heavy and topical subject matters (suicide, cancer, addiction, adultery), while delicately delivering feel-good laughs. The intensely gripping pilot takes you on an […]
Michael Pearce’s spellbinding debut feature, Beast, captures the audience’s attention from beginning to end. This riveting, intense, unsettling and surprisingly funny film consistently challenges the viewer’s perception of the charismatic and suspicious protagonists, Moll (Jessie Buckley) and Pascal (Johnny Flynn). These kooky kindred spirits are drawn together by an […]