‘A Muppet Family Christmas’ remains the best Muppet TV Special

A Muppet Family Christmas first aired on ABC on December 16, 1987. In this warm Yuletide, one-hour Christmas special, Fozzie Bear surprises his mother Emily on Christmas Eve by bringing along the entire Muppet gang (including the cast of both Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock), to celebrate the holidays.

‘The Last Word’ senselessly waters down the legend of MacLaine

MacLaine does an excellent job conveying a love of life that can come from truly owning oneself, but the senseless plot of 'The Last Word' oddly ends up drowning the whole project in unearned, misdirected sentimentality for the loss of a character who shouldn’t be lamented.

Buffyversed #7: “Angel” Bites in with Both Fangs

Now in this day and age, it might be common knowledge to even non-Buffy watchers that Angel is a vampire. Whether through pop-culture seepage or the fact that mopey good-guy vampires are all the rage these days, the revelation that Angel walks among the undead ranks fails to have the same effect today that it once did.

‘Holy Motors’, a truly unique work of art, and the sort that comes along...

Raising more questions than answers, Holy Motors is open to interpretation and any preconceptions you may have before going in will be eliminated by the opening frames.

Import Report – The History of ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’

It’s been well over a decade since the Great Gundam Collapse of the early 2000s. In that time the series has continued to flourish in Japan, but has only recently started to gain traction in North America again.

‘Tangerine’ – a visual spectacle of independent cinema

Over the years, transgender female representation in movies and television has been more-often-than-we-think celebrated, yet it has also been somewhat troublesome since despite the increasing availability of trans performers, trans people are frequently played by cisgender actors, and far too often by performers of the wrong gender.

American Gods Ends A Bumpy Freshman Run In Gloriously Grandiose Fashion

The first season of American Gods has been both fascinating and frustrating, a show filled with gorgeous imagery and enigmatic characters, juxtaposed by its poor pacing...
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Tom Watches Movies: ‘Split’ is a promising return to form for Shyamalan

M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split' is a promising return to form for the struggling director.
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Days of High Adventure: ‘Dragonslayer’ Dazzles Despite Some Pacing Issues

'Dragonslayer' may be a tad scattorshot at times, and a bit too long, but when it's functioning as intended, it lives up to its reputation as an unsung high spot in the sword-and-sorcery genre.
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Revisiting ‘Dredd 3D’ and ‘The Raid’

Revisiting Pete Travis' Dredd 3D starring Karl Urban and the Indonesian martial arts flick, The Raid.