Film, Film & TV, Review

Dispatch: Sundance Film Festival Allows Filmmakers Space to Take Big Swings, For Better or Worse

As our coverage of the 2024 Sundance Film Festival continues, our critics encountered a few of the event’s less remarkable, or at least less memorable, offerings. Krazy House They can’t […]

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

Recap: Invincible (S2, Ep4) — Mark and Nolan Fight Their Toughest Battle in a Brutal Mid-Season Finale

Where do we really come from? Invincible has been asking this question since its beginning. At first, Earth’s superpowered defender Nolan Grayson (J.K. Simmons) told his family he came from […]

Sam Layton /
Film & TV, Review, Television

Recap: Invincible (S2, Ep3) — Mark Attempts to Balance His Lives in Dark, Shocking Episode

We all knew it was coming eventually: for three episodes, Earth’s former super-defender Nolan Grayson (J.K. Simmons) has been looming over the planet—and his friends and family—without so much as […]

Sam Layton /
Film & TV, Review, Television

Recap: Invincible (S2, Ep2) — Messy but Enjoyable Episode Does Too Much at Once

Invincible‘s storytelling can be weird. On one hand, the pieces it lays out in each episode tend to combine in the end to form a fantastic and fully realized conclusion. […]

Sam Layton /
Film & TV, Review, Television

Recap: Invincible (S2, Ep1) — Long Awaited Superhero Animation Returns in Bloody, Exciting Fashion

The landscape of superhero shows has become very different in the time between Invincible‘s first and second seasons. In early 2021, WandaVision was a hit, Loki and Hawkeye arrived later […]

Sam Layton /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Jordan Peele’s Alien Invasion Thriller Nope Resists the Filmmaker’s Usual Thematic Undertones

Although it may take a while to realize it, Nope, the latest work from writer/director Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), will eventually reveal itself to be two different stories joined […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: In Adapting Tony-Winning Family Drama The Humans for the Screen, Stephen Karam’s Artistic Vision Feels Amateurish

The Humans

When it premiered at Chicago’s American Theater Company in 2014, Stephen Karam’s one-act play The Humans was already something special. Positive reviews and a warm audience reception propelled the production on […]

Lisa Trifone /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Space Jam: A New Legacy Is a Mess of IP, Flat Jokes and Cringe-Worthy Performances

Space Jam

I want to call everyone’s attention to one very significant fact about Space Jam: A New Legacy, and that is: it took five people to write Space Jam: A New […]

Steve Prokopy /
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The Unbearable Whiteness of Hollywood: Thoughts on Asian American Representation in Pop Culture

One of the first times I remember seeing myself represented in an American film was in the early 2000s remake of Charlie’s Angels. Lucy Liu’s character Alex Munday was an […]

Pearl Shin /