Movie Review: THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER

THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER | © 2017 A23

Rating: R Stars: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, Lauren Holly, James Remar Writer: Osgood Perkins Director: Osgood Perkins Distributor: A24 Release Date (theatrical and VOD): March 31, 2017 If a singer holds a note, no matter how beautifully pitched, for too long, it becomes simply sound. The same holds true of ambiguity in a horror movie. If a filmmaker tries to cast doubt over every character and every action, it can be hard to work up suspense, because it’s unclear who is in danger. This is the case with THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER, written and directed by Osgood Perkins. There […]Read On »

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TV Review: WILFRED – Season 4 – “Amends” – Season Premiere

WILFRED - Season 4 Key Art ©2014 FX

Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann, Dorian Brown, James Remar Writers: Reed Agnew & Eli Jorne, series created by Jason Gann & Adam Zwar, adapted for American television by David Zuckerman Director: Randall Einhorn. Network: FXX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Airdate: June 25, 2014 WILFRED has moved to a new network – FX’s sister channel FXX – for its final season, but it’s up to its same old tricks, having us ask what the heck is going on. Whether this was the intent all along or the show runners decided they’d gone a tennis ball too far at the […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 8 – “Remember the Monsters?” – Series Finale

Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan and Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan in DEXTER - Season 8 - Series Finale - "Remember the Monsters?" | ©2013 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Yvonne Strahovski, Geoff Pierson, Sean Patrick Flaherty, Darri Ingolfsson, Jadon Wells Writers: Scott Buck & Manny Coto, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Steve Shill Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: September 22, 2013 What’s perhaps most surprising about DEXTER’s series finale, “Remember the Monsters?,” which wraps up eight years of the show, is the huge question left unanswered – after dealing for all this time with why Dexter (Michael […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 8 – “Monkey in a Box”

Michael C. Hall in DEXTER - Season 8 - "Monkey in a Box" | ©2013 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Yvonne Strahovski, Geoff Pierson, Sean Patrick Flaherty, Darri Ingolfsson, Jadon Wells, Kenny Johnson Writers: Tim Schlattmann & Wendy West, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Ernest Dickerson Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: September 15, 2013 With only one episode left, it’s hard to assess DEXTER’s penultimate hour, “Monkey in a Box.” Are the changes in characters evolution, or just ways to get our people to screw up in order […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 8 – “Goodbye Miami”

James Remar and Michael C Hall in DEXTER - Season 8 - "Goodbye Miami" | ©2013 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Yvonne Strahovski,  Charlotte Rampling, Geoff Pierson, Sean Patrick Flaherty, Darri Ingolfsson, Jadon Wells Writers: Jace Richdale & Scott Reynolds, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Steve Shill Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: September 8, 2013 In another season of DEXTER, the events of “Goodbye Miami” might not seem so ominous, but two episodes from the series finale, we have to hope that the climax will be built on something […]Read On »

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TV Review: WILFRED – Season 3 – “Regrets” – Season Finale

Elijah Wood and Jason Gann in WILFRED - Season 3 - "Regrets" | ©2013 FX/Prashant Gupta

Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann, Dorian Brown, Chris Klein, James Remar, Mary Steenburgen, Kristen Schaal Writers: Reed Agnew & Eli Jorne, series created by Jason Gann & Adam Zwar, adapted for American television by David Zuckerman Director: Randall Einhorn Network: FX, Thursdays @ 10 PM Airdate: September 5, 2013 WILFRED is a very unpredictable show – it’s not like this series about a man who sees his neighbor’s dog as a man in a dog suit is playing by any kind of rule book – but if there is one thing we could absolutely count on, it was […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 8 – “Are We There Yet?”

Yvonne Strahovski in DEXTER - Season 8 - "Are We There Yet" | ©2013 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia,Yvonne Strahovski,  Charlotte Rampling, Geoff Pierson, Sean Patrick Flaherty, Sam Underwood Writer: Wendy West, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Holly Dale Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: August 18, 2013 As a series, DEXTER is very good with misdirection, getting the audience to focus so intently on one set of looming perils that we forget all about another menace poised to smack the characters (and us) in the head. So […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 8 – “Scar Tissue”

Aaron McCusker in DEXTER - Season 8 - "Scar Tissue" | ©2013 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Charlotte Rampling, Geoff Pierson, Sean Patrick Flaherty, Aaron McCusker Writer: Tim Schlattmann, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Stefan Schwartz Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: July 21, 2013 Every since it happened, most of the DEXTER audience has been wondering about the choice Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) made in the shipping container, when she shot LaGuerta (Lauren Velez) to protect Dexter (Michael C. Hall). In “Scar Tissue,” we and Deb […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 8 – “What’s Eating Dexter Morgan?”

Michael C. Hall in DEXTER - Season 8 - "What's Eating Dexter Morgan" | ©2013 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Charlotte Rampling, Geoff Pierson, Sean Patrick Flaherty Writer: Lauren Gussis, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Ernest Dickerson Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: July 14, 2013 “What’s Eating Dexter Morgan?” shows us a side of Dexter (Michael C. Hall) that we don’t often see – namely, the grossed-out side. Dex is a serial killer, but when he encounters the contents of a refrigerator belonging to a cannibalistic workout equipment […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 8 – “Every Silver Lining”

C.S. Lee as Vince Masuka, David Zayas as Angel Batista , Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan, James Remar as Harry Morgan and Desmond Harrington as Joey Quinn in DEXTER (Season 8) | ©2013 Showtime/Jim Fiscus

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Charlotte Rampling, Geoff Pierson, Sean Patrick Flaherty Writer: Manny Coto, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Michael C. Hall Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: July 7, 2013 Viewers who are invested in DEXTER the series and Dexter (Michael C. Hall) the character are hoping against hope that Dex can somehow reconcile with his adoptive sister Deb (Jennifer Carpenter). In “Every Silver Lining,” it turns out that Deb does need […]Read On »

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