Like a lucid dreamer, Jemisin takes real-world influences as diverse as ancient Egyptian culture and Freudian/Jungian dream theory and unites them to craft a new world that feels both familiar and entirely new.
Katori Hall ’s work is remarkable for her keen ear for wisecracks and irreverent, self-deprecating humor.
Lynne Ramsay returns to the world of filmmaking after a nine-year hiatus, and we’re all the better for it.
Viewers and critics alike feel very, very strongly about the endings to their favorite shows.
I started out 2008 as a paid TV critic with a happily stable and sedate personal life that rarely edged into something all that exciting.
The problem with Gomorrah isn’t that it feels incomplete or underdeveloped.
The discussion was entitled “The Making of The Wire,” and much of the evening was spent relaying behind-the-scenes trivia.
In conjunction with the Museum of the Moving Image’s symposium on HBO’s The Wire, the museum commissioned a series of video essays for its online magazine.
Don’t know where to go for your Wire jones, now that you’ve lost the connect?
Much of the last 20 minutes was unapologetic fan service, which in this case was by no means a bad thing.
For me, The Sopranos is a tough choice, because the three shows deal with America in different ways.
Is the best episode ever of the best TV drama ever QED the best single TV episode of all time?
It’s been fascinating to see (and attempt to predict) how various characters respond to McNulty’s ruse when they learn the truth about it.
Of course, McNulty won’t evade punishment if Bunk has anything to say about it.
With each successive episode of The Wire’s final season, it seems, fans have become more firmly split into two camps.
I doubt many folks would disagree if I described the narrative momentum of The Wire’s fifth season as freight train-esque.
From beginning to end, it’s jammed with scenes that exemplify everything people watch the show for.
The Wire’s street characters were busy as ever this week.