Posted on November 26, 2015

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.08, “Ava”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.08, “Ava”


“Watching the cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine come together either in the pursuit of shenanigans or the performance of their jobs is standard routine for the series. In Season Three, we’ve seen whole precinct skive off work in the midst of Holt and Jake’s annual prank war (“Halloween III”), and unite over Captain Dozerman’s passing (“The … Continue reading

Review: Very Semi-Serious, 2015, dir. Leah Wolchok

Review: Very Semi-Serious, 2015, dir. Leah Wolchok


“Documentarian Leah Wolchok’sVery Semi-Serious is a semi-okay movie. It isn’t good. But it isn’t bad. It also, amazingly, isn’t just simply “there.” The film has perspective and an idea of what it wants to say. It’s also quite entertaining for the first hour. But in painting her “partially thorough portrait of The New Yorkercartoonists,” Wolchok … Continue reading

Review: Mediterranea, 2015, dir. Jonas Carpignano

Review: Mediterranea, 2015, dir. Jonas Carpignano


“Occasionally, fate and movie release schedules collude with one another to drop a fresh title on audiences at exactly the right moment. That’s more or less the case with Mediterranea, the feature debut of short filmmaker Jonas Carpignano: Check his picture against the United States’ dialogue on immigration, and you may feel the unnerving sense … Continue reading