Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Animated Fable Orion and the Dark Gets the Charlie Kaufman Treatment

Whenever a writer you admire decides to tackle a story (in this case, an animated film) aimed at younger people, the fear is always that they will dumb things down […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Spy Actioner Argylle Gets Bogged Down in Unnecessary Layers of Plot and a General Lack of Espionage

Director Matthew Vaughn is capable of some pretty incredible work (Kick-Ass, the first Kingsman movie, X-Men: First Class) and he’s amassed a fun collection of regular actors who support his […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film & TV, Review, Television

Review: Three Little Birds Is a Poignant Series About Acclimation, Prejudice, and Overcoming It

It could be argued that the best period pieces are the ones that feel relevant at any point in time. It’s one thing to make art that replicates the past. […]

Sam Layton /
Film & TV, Film fest, Review

Dispatch: At Sundance Film Festival, Two Films Don’t Go Quite Far Enough in their Respective Subject Matters

Our reviews of Sundance Film Festival official selections continue; follow all of our coverage of the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. The American Society of Magical Negroes Full of compelling ideas […]

Third Coast Review Staff /
Film & TV, Film fest, Review

Dispatch: Sentimental Stories and a Powerful Saoirse Ronan Performance at Sundance Film Festival

Our latest Sundance Film Festival reviews continue; read all our coverage of the 2024 Sundance film Festival now. Ghostlight Once of the most heartfelt (yet not overly sentimental) films at […]

Third Coast Review Staff /
Feature, Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Kleber Mendonça Filho Bravely Preserves a Piece of Moviegoing History in Pictures of Ghosts

The city of Santurce used to be, when I was growing up in the 1970s and early ’80s, the moviegoing mecca for those who called the San Juan Metropolitan Area […]

Alejandro Riera /
Film & TV, Review, Television

Recap: Fargo (S5, Ep5) — Staggered but Entertaining Episode Further Proves Dot’s Capability

Is this season of Fargo running in place a little? The show has a history of doing this sometimes—not every season of television can be this show’s second and third, […]

Sam Layton /
Film & TV, Review, Television

Recap: The Curse (S1, Ep5) — Whitney Cracks Under Pressure in Tense, Excellent Episode

Just as I thought the first season of The Curse was meandering a little, it sucks me right back in. Things have been looser after the pilot episode, as the […]

Sam Layton /
Film & TV, Film fest, Review

Dispatch: 2024 Sundance Film Festival Opens with Varied, Vibrant Independent Cinema

The 2024 Sundance Film Festival opened in Park City, Utah, on January 18 with hundreds of films set to premiere over the next ten days. Several Third Coast Review critics […]

Third Coast Review Staff /
Film & TV, Review, Television

Recap: True Detective (S4, Ep1) — Mystery Series Returns as Night Country in Solid Premiere After Five-Year Hiatus

If you ignore the murder, tormented police, and general unpleasantness, True Detective is a show about the mystery of its protagonists. Whether they are good or bad, nihilistic or hedonistic, […]

Sam Layton /
Film, Film & TV, Television

Review: The Power of Film Is an Engaging, Easygoing Miniseries About the Cycles of American Cinema

It’s easy to forget that we all start somewhere. When I was 13, I discovered Yorgos Lanthimos’s horrific fantasy-comedy The Lobster on Netflix and became, for better or for worse, […]

Sam Layton /
Feature, Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: The Settlers Lays Bare a Hidden Chapter of Chile’s Genocidal Past

While American cinema has now begun to slowly (although not necessarily surely) reckon with the legacy of colonialism and white supremacy, Latin American cinema has long decried its brutal legacy. […]

Alejandro Riera /