FILM & TV
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Comedy Television’s Narrowing Scope: Disease or Symptom?
The genres of comedy television being produced and recognized are diminishing as we enter the multifaceted digital age.
August 24, 2022 at 8:00 am
The Movies Are Opera’s Newest Frontier
One of the world’s oldest art forms has begun taking inspiration from one of its most modern.
May 3, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Julia Child: A Towering, Persisting Image
Both Child’s place in society and legacy in the American zeitgeist continue to transgress the norm for women.
April 20, 2022 at 2:30 pm
Has 'Star Trek' Lost Its Character?
The bland ensemble and poor storytelling of Star Trek: Discovery has left fans feeling frustrated.
April 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm
The ‘American Song Contest’ Attempts to Bring ‘Eurovision’ to the US of A
The new television show is an adaptation of one of Europe’s most popular musical traditions.
April 11, 2022 at 7:52 pm
Make Your Way Out to South Philly for ‘Café y Chocolate’ and the Best Brunch in Town
Because as a rule, brunch should involve more chilies.
March 28, 2022 at 10:52 pm
The New ‘West Side Story' is One Small Step for a Movie, One Giant Leap for Moviekind
Spielberg's adaptation of the classic musical is a flawed film with an exciting legacy.
March 21, 2022 at 11:00 am
In Which I Get Verklempt Over ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’
By a woman who likes her television like she likes her men: Jewish, funny, and touching her in places she didn’t even know existed.
March 14, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Mourning ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and the Great American Television Comedy
In 2021, one of television’s greatest ensembles of all time faded away—but was there even more lost?
February 21, 2022 at 11:00 am
Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara Are More Than Just Their 'Schitt's Creek' Roles
The two's acting careers are not only notable but prolific—and if you didn't notice, you're missing out.
December 10, 2020 at 9:00 pm
'Sabrina’ Proves That Romance is Timeless
The familiar story stands the test of time in any iteration, but there's value in how these adaptations vary.
December 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Julia Louis–Dreyfus and the Greatest Acceptance Speech in Human History
Julia Louis–Dreyfus is a very talented comedic actress—and her genius translates into amazing speeches.
December 6, 2020 at 10:54 am
One Year Ago I Stopped Binge–Watching Television
Here’s where I am now.
December 2, 2020 at 7:45 pm
No Animated Film Can Compare to ‘The Prince of Egypt’
Those Were The Days | The movie masterfully portrays complex emotions and history in ways even children can appreciate.
December 2, 2020 at 7:37 pm
Ellie Hoffman and Catherine de Luna are Having an Episode
What started as a quarantine hobby is now turning into a segue into the "real world."
December 2, 2020 at 7:29 pm
Watching ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ Today and Taking the Good with the Bad
Those Were The Days丨Being a feminist makes it hard to get through older television shows, but doesn’t make great comedy writing any less timeless.
November 19, 2020 at 5:45 pm
A Very Unusual Macy’s Parade for a Very Unusual Thanksgiving
The Macy's Parade is going to be a lot different this year—but there's still a lot to be thankful for.
November 19, 2020 at 5:35 pm
Vintage Murder Mystery Comedies are Few, but Funny
Those Were The Days│A review of the two films that comprise my favorite genre, vintage murder mystery comedies.
November 16, 2020 at 7:14 pm
‘Star Trek,’ Syncopes, and the Hypothetical Fall of America
Season three of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ emphasizes a warning that has been present in the franchise for over fifty years.
November 15, 2020 at 12:02 am
The Exterminating Angel: The Creepiest Horror Movie You’ve Never Seen
Those Were The Days | 60 years late, this film is still thrilling—and eerily similar the reality of 2020.
November 7, 2020 at 9:03 pm
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