Kathryn Reklis reviews film, TV, and more
Don Jon is not about a porn addict saved by a good woman. It's about the unhealthy collision of two people who are ready only for broken relationships.
While Gravity doesn't pass the Bechdel test, it does feature a female lead in a story that isn't about romance or sex. But is it her story or Everyman's?
In case you haven't noticed, Duck Dynasty is ruling the world. And the popular reality show has a prayer in every episode.
Orange Is the New Black is so refreshing, honest and funny that "prison drama" is hardly the right category.
My school-aged self was intrigued by the Purple Pie Man. Since then, kids' TV has spun off in two directions: more violence for boys, threatless universes for girls.
The Newsroom is a great show that presents a noble sentiment. But it occasionally rings false.
Fruitvale Station is a powerful, meditative exploration of one ordinary life that met an extraordinary and tragic end.
I wanted to hate Preachers' Daughters without reserve. But the reality of this reality show proves more complicated than the scripts.
Lloyd Rediger's "clergy killer" premise is, in some senses, indisputable. Yet put so baldly, the kvetch seems odd.
Joss Whedon's adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing is an enchanting modern take on the 16th-century romance and a nearly perfect movie.
The Americans is more than a spy show. It explores how a hidden identity is hard to nourish—and an identity embodied in habit is harder to disavow.
Star Trek has long been insistently nonreligious. But in the end it has not replaced religion, just repurposed it.
Arrested Development is back, and family dysfunction is on display. But family may also be the characters' chance to break free from paralyzing narcissism.
Diehards may not like Lizzie Bennet Diaries' changes to Austen. But the fun lies in considering the choices involved in cultural translation.