TV Reviews

 Jeff York

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” is a Gorgeous and Haunting Tale of the Working Class

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” is a Gorgeous and Haunting Tale of the Working Class

The opening image in Roma is one that starts off as mysterious, then turns monotonous, and finally, becomes a haunting metaphor for the plight of the working class. The image is of the outdoor tiles of a driveway being washed as buckets of water cascade across them again and again. We hear scrubbing, but the […]

 Jeff York

“The Haunting of Hill House” Made for 2018’s Best Horror On Netflix

“The Haunting of Hill House” Made for 2018’s Best Horror On Netflix

The year in 2018 horror has seen such lauded stand-outs as A Quiet Place, Hereditary, and for some, even the reboot of Halloween. Yet, for as much acclaim as these big screen frighteners have garnered, the most significant achievement in the genre happened on Netflix this past October. There, the streaming miniseries The Haunting of Hill […]

 Jeff York

“Sharp Objects” Tells Its Murderous Tale as a Mood Piece

“Sharp Objects” Tells Its Murderous Tale as a Mood Piece

HBO’s “Sharp Objects” concluded its eight-episode run Sunday night with as many frightening moments as one might expect in a horror movie. It’s not of that genre, even though Jason Blum, the head of Blumhouse Productions and all their frightener franchises, was one of the limited series’ executive producers. Some may have even quantified the […]

 Jeff York

Female Empowerment Charges the Second Season of “GLOW” on Netflix

Female Empowerment Charges the Second Season of “GLOW” on Netflix

On the surface, the first season of Netflix’s hit comedy “GLOW” was about the start of a women’s wrestling TV show in the 1980’s, but in actuality, it was all about the struggles of actresses. Lead character Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) was such a ‘starving artist’ that she briefly considered the world of porn to […]

 Jeff York

The “Westworld” Season Finale Opens the Door to a New World

The “Westworld” Season Finale Opens the Door to a New World

HBO’s “Westworld” series ended its second season June 24th with an enormous opportunity to chart completely new territory, as well as course-correct some of the problems that plagued this year’s 10 episodes. There is no question that the show remains one of TV’s boldest and smartest offerings, but its multiple timelines and fragmented narratives have […]