TV Reviews

 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 […]

 Brock Swinson

Kunhardt Films Documentarians Talk about Making The John McCain Film For Whom The Bell Tolls

Kunhardt Films Documentarians Talk about Making The John McCain Film For Whom The Bell Tolls

“I haven’t always done the right thing,” said the subject of John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls. “But you will never talk to anyone that is as fortunate as John McCain.” The Senator, who has lost two Presidential elections, survived as a Vietnam POW for five years, and received a brain tumor diagnosis, is […]