What do you call a finale in which nothing gets resolved? In the case of “The Master” and The Strain I call it the end to a bad season of TV.
With just one episode left before the season finale, “Last Rites” ties up loose ends and fills in backgrounds as it builds towards a conclusion.
Can a show be scary when the audience can’t take the villain seriously? That and the outcomes of bad special effects in this week’s recap of The Strain.
How do two concepts from Greek drama relate to “Loved Ones,” latest episode of The Strain?
In an episode of The Strain focused on character, the person who’s supposed to b the most despicable turns out to be the most interesting.
The addition of a strong structure and exciting action—things lacking in the series to date—make this the best episode of The Strain so far.
Guilt is often at the heart of good horror. Consider Father Karras’ guilt over his neglect of his mother in The Exorcist: it’s the path that Pazuzu chooses to attempt Karras’ corruption. The Strain knows the power of guilt, and tries to use it—but with less success.
The Strain often gets referred to as dumb fun by its fans, but this episode is long on one of those qualities, with the other vitally absent.
About three quarters of the way through “Runaways,” the fifth episode of The Strain, Season 1, a man who cleans up messes for the rich and famous shows up at Goth rocker Simon Bolivar’s townhouse.
Ever been forced to watch a chorus that’s off key…? Episode 4 of The Strain is kinda like that.
The third time isn’t quite a charm for the first season of The Strain, but in its third episode the series shows its first signs of promising life.
Hmmm. Watching grass grow is boring. But, The Strain?
There’s nothing classical about The Strain’s take on bloodsuckers….
The Strain is coming to FX. Here’s what we know.
Is there any refined and beautiful skill Hannibal Lecter hasn’t mastered? Find out.
Dreams in Hannibal take viewers to a whole new level.
Week to week, Hannibal grows more horrifying and fascinating. You just can’t look away.
Hannibal recap: in which we learn that meat, frightened as it is being killed, becomes acidic.
Is there anything more disturbing and fascinating on TV these days?
How can ice fishing evoke such horror? Read the re-cap to find out.
More horrifyingly luscious imagery in the latest Hannibal recap.
I feel like it’s not a theory anymore: when people go to see Will, they are shot behind bars if they don’t know that he’s innocent, shot free of the bars if they know the truth. In this opening scene, Laurence Fishburne’s Jack Crawford is shot in both ways; here, he’s finally seriously considering that […]
For all its repulsive imagery, Hannibal is also a visual delight for lovers of food porn.
San Costello takes us along for another trip in the bizarre world of Hannibal
Violence on Hannibal is so operatic, so rococo. Its inventiveness is so refreshing that, if it weren’t upsetting, it would almost be beautiful.
No show is as obsessed with the details of mutilation and gore than Hannibal. It’s equally obsessed with the elegant, geometric composition of shots.
In case you missed it, a recap of of the Season Two opener of Hannibal
Hannibal is the most visually distinctive show on TV.
Wrapping up the season, Sam discusses where Coven went wrong and…where Coven went wrong.
In early December, I saw an advanced screening of The Unknown Known, the latest documentary by Errol Morris (even if you’re not a documentary enthusiast, you’ll probably know of his The Thin Blue Line, a crime documentary that helped free an innocent man from prison). Even better than seeing the film months before its release, […]