Behind the film’s self-awareness and irony is a hollow emotional core.
The film is frustrating in the end for reaffirming the traditional blockbuster’s allegiance to human perseverance.
Replicas’s slippery grasp of just how much of its main character’s research is scientifically possible defines much of the narrative.
Ben doesn’t deserve our sympathy, in part for how noxiously the film has imagined the female characters who surround him.
Silicon Valley constantly draws on and deepens our understanding of its characters.
This is a beautifully constructed bottle rocket of an episode, shooting out a cascading shower of comic sparks.
Silicon Valley’s humor springs organically from the relationships between its well-rounded characters.
The episode abounds in the excruciatingly awkward would-be-alpha-male slang that is the show’s specialty.
The film is packed with mirthful pranksterism, a vigorous anti-authoritarian streak, and literal potty humor.
The episode consists of comic meditations on the friction between programmers and the people they rely on.
It probes the disconnect between worthiness and success in a world where sizzle almost always trumps substance.
The episode ties together multiple plot threads by connecting them all to the fate of See Food.
The latest episode of the show takes a satiric look at the all-important yet elusive concept of intellectual property.
The latest episode of Silicon Valley skewers the industry’s social mores and morals with precision.
The film feels most real, even at its most absurd, when focused on the idea of closure as a kind of fantasy.
The prevailing attitude behind Bryan Buckley’s film can be boiled down to a simplistic idea: the cruder, the better.
It lobs a grenade at slasher-movie sadism by making us care about the characters as more than just body-bag fodder.
Its aesthetic is marked by off-tempo editing and a tone that vacillates between grim and coy, and though it’s occasionally visually evocative, it’s also unmistakably over-calculated.