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Saturday, January 25, 2020

“Orphan Black: Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est” Review

One thing I’ve wanted more of in “Orphan Black” is interaction between Helena and Sarah (both played by Tatiana Maslany). It was intriguing in season one that Helena, who had been killing clones, had...

Riverdale presents gritty rendering of Archie Comics

Back in the 1940s, Archie Comics debuted the happy-go-lucky teenage adventures of Archie Andrews and his friends as they live through high school life in their town of Riverdale. It was a colorful, innocent...

“Stranger Things 2’”s got a lot on its mind, but its characters still rule

This article contains spoilers for “Stranger Things” season one. Nostalgia is a poor man’s way of romanticizing the past for cheap emotional resonance; in film, television, music, it’s pandering, bypassing a link with an audience...

“Homecoming”: Amazon’s newest project is a showcase of the twisted nature of reality

Amazon’s latest foray into original content is a surreal experience. “Homecoming” follows the the life of Walter Cruz, a war veteran who attempts to re-enter civilian life by joining the titular “Homecoming” project. The...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, “Payback” review

Honestly, I had trouble figuring out what to say in this review. “Payback” is a low-key episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” one that I doubt I’ll remember in the months to come. While “Beach House”...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Jake and Sophia” Review

This week’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” reminded me why in spite of my recent misgivings over the show’s seeming lack of interest in character development I ultimately trust these writers. “Jake and Sophia” could have been...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Beach House” Review

At some point in time, all TV shows feature an episode that takes the characters out of their normal environment — for example, “Mixology Certification” in the second season of “Community” and “Hunting Trip”...

Star Wars’ first live action series ‘The Mandalorian’ proves that the franchise has a...

Since “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” wrapped up the original trilogy in 1983, the Star Wars films have drastically varied in quality. While both the prequel and sequel trilogy divided fans and critics...

The Flash: The Flash of Two Worlds

“The Flash” came back with its season two premiere with solid footing while introducing a new threat, the evil speedster Zoom, for Team Flash. Now episode two, “Flash of Two Worlds” promises to bring...

The Flash: “The man who saved Central city”

Audiences got their first look at a modern, live adaptation of DC Comics’ own scarlet speedster last year with CW’s “The Flash.” With superheroes dominating movie screens in recent years from both Marvel and...