| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Joining the premium-TV ranks requires a certain commitment to doing what others aren't. Hence, Netflix gets virtually no points for "BoJack Horseman," a raunchy animated series that not-so-boldly goes where seemingly everyone -- Fox, Comedy Central, Adult...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:52 AM
"Los Jets" (NUVOtv). This six-part documentary about an all-Latino North Carolina high school soccer team is also a tale of the changing face of the South and asks again that elastic and inexhaustible question, What Does It Mean To Be an American? Created...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The big television networks and studios have shelled out millions of dollars marketing their shows for Emmy consideration, and on Thursday they'll find out if that spending paid off when nominations are announced.
But what will they get for all that...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Sit tight, "Arrested Development" fans. More is likely on the way. At least if Netflix has its way.
The online streaming company's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, recently told USA Today that a new season of "Arrested Development" was a "positive"...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Form trumps function in the final six episodes of the critically divisive "The Killing," which lands on Netflix on Friday.
Many less beset and troubled shows have been canceled without benefit of conclusion or coda over the years, but shifts in viewer...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Disney has been adept at mining its animated properties with preschool-oriented spinoffs (see "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" and to an extent "Sofia the First"), and in terms of mining, well, the Seven Dwarfs would seem to be a natural. Yet Disney...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:32 PM
We went to see "This Is Our Youth" at the Steppenwolf Theater Company last night. It stars Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson and Kieran Culkin, and I wondered, despite Chris Jones' positive review, whether we weren't in for a bit of......
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Jessica Walter is the mother of re-invention.
After getting her start on Broadway more than 50 years ago, she carved a notable career as a dramatic actress in films such as Sidney Lumet's 1966 "The Group" and Clint Eastwood's 1971 directorial debut,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A Canadian import roughly as inspired as the pun in its title, "Working the Engels" is a beyond-flat NBC comedy about a family of ne'er-do-wells who improbably take over their deceased father's cut-rate law practice. With the show heavily narrated by a...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:58 AM
"Modern Family," "Orange Is the New Black," "Veep," "The Big Bang Theory," "Louie" and "Silicon Valley" were nominated for the comedy series Emmy by voting members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Thursday.
ABC's "Modern Family" has won...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:35 AM
The religious and cultural fault lines of the Middle East get thoroughly blurred in "May in the Summer," the second feature film from the Palestinian-American actress-writer-director Cherien Dabis ("Amreeka").
The setting and various religious rifts...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:37 PM
"Altman" (Epix, Wednesday). Ron Mann, the director of the documentaries "Twist" and "Comic Book Confidential," has made a movie about Robert Altman. There is no American director working in my lifetime whose work has meant more to me than Altman, and...