entertainment


V.27 No.8 | 2/22/2018
Black Panther

Film Review

Black Panther

Afrofuturist epic takes superheroics in a fresh direction

Black Panther stakes out its own unique territory, mixing the royal backstabbing and intrigue of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones” with the impossibly high-tech, glowing bodysuit action of Disney’s Tron.
Femme Frontera

Reel World

Femme Frontier

See how female filmmakers are interacting with issues connected to the US-Mexico border and learn how to make films from them. Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco returns and find out how to become a background extra.
Final Space trailer

Idiot Box

Space is the Place

“Final Space” on TBS

“Final Space” is a serialized sci-fi cartoon with a serious funny streak, like the bastard child of "Rick and Morty" and "Futurama."
Notes From The Field trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.27 No.7 | 2/15/2018
Have a Nice Day

Film Review

Have a Nice Day

Handcrafted crime film looks up at China from the animated gutter

Modern economic forces and old-fashioned crime collide in Liu Jian’s offbeat, Quentin-Tarantino-meets-Adult-Swim animation, Have a Nice Day.
Reel World

Reel World

Better Than the Book?

See Red Sky at Morning, The Hunting Ground, It and the Books to the Big Screen film series.
Stargate Origins trailer

Idiot Box

Rah, Rah, Ra

“Stargate Origins” on StargateCommand.com

The entertainment industry is in the midst of a Balkanization process the likes of which we’ve never seen. The latest iteration: a streaming service for one TV show.
Zombies trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.27 No.6 | 2/8/2018
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Film Review

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Wannabe actor meets faded star in romantic memoir

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is happy to serve out its time as a teary-eyed, tragic romance played out in the long shadows of Old Hollywood.

Reel World

Cinematic Experience

See Cariños, Who Bombed Judi Bari? or Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities.

Idiot Box

Winners and Losers

Super Bowl LII Ads

The tone of this year’s Super Bowl ads was either straight-up jokes or tear-jerking emotion, and here's the best and worst.
Very, Very Valentine trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.27 No.5 | 2/1/2018
Puppy Bowl preview

Idiot Box

Patriots vs. Pups

“The Puppy Bowl” on Animal Planet

This year on Super Bowl Sunday, Animal Planet will be offering up puppy programming from 4am until midnight, making the NFL’s hype seem positively quaint by comparison.
Altered Carbon trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.27 No.4 | 1/25/2018
In the Fade

Film Review

In the Fade

Cross-cultural crime drama puts a match to modern European society

There is power in In the Fade, and much of it comes from actress Diane Kruger. She holds nothing back, letting the grief, pain and anger of her character spill out onto the screen in tears and blood. Even in moments of quietude and stillness, there’s a keening sadness to her performance. Pay closer attention and you’ll notice a lot of the hot button issues writer/director Fatih Akin folds into this deceptively simple story.