Posted on October 7, 2015

Review: Addicted to Fresno, 2015, dir. Jaimie Babbit

Review: Addicted to Fresno, 2015, dir. Jaimie Babbit


“Nothing about Jamie Babbit’s Addicted to Fresno sounds bad on paper. Babbit has helmed episodes of Girls, Married, andBrooklyn Nine-Nine in her career, while her partner, Karey Dornetto, has penned installments of Portlandia and vintage Arrested Development; the cast, meanwhile, features Judy Greer and Natasha Lyonne in leading roles while the great, criminally underrated Malcolm Barrett, … Continue reading

Review: Deathgasm, 2015, dir. Jason Lei Howden

Review: Deathgasm, 2015, dir. Jason Lei Howden


“It’s best to think of Jason Lei Howden’s Deathgasm as the spiritual kin of Brendon Small’s great Adult Swim seriesMetalocalypse. They’re both gleefully over-the-top odes to all things metal—from the music to its ethos and iconography. Metalocalypse ran from 2006 to 2012 before capping off with a one-hour rock opera in 2013 and focused on … Continue reading

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.01, “New Captain”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.01, “New Captain”


“Talking about “New Captain,” the first episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s third season, without disclosing the particulars of its more delightful surprises isn’t easy. If you’ve seen TV promos for the premiere, then Fox has already done the grim task of spoiling [actor]’s appearance as [character] for you, and, rightly, you’re probably a little bummed. But … Continue reading