David Bianculli appears in the following:
Friday, June 28, 2019
Showtime's miniseries chronicles the rise and fall of the cable news mogul. But The Loudest Voice's treatment of the sexual harassment case against Ailes is so lurid it begins to feel exploitative.
Friday, June 21, 2019
After three seasons, both Marvel TV shows are ending their runs with first-rate acting and storytelling that's strong, ambitious and surprisingly satisfying.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Set in '90s Boston, Showtime's new series stars Kevin Bacon as an FBI agent trying to change the system from within — and encountering resistance everywhere he turns.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
The anthology series returns to Netflix with three thought-provoking new installments that help solidify the show's hold on the fantasy anthology series crown.
Friday, May 31, 2019
David Milch, creator of HBO's Deadwood: The Movie, never strikes a false note upon his return to the lawless 19th century mining town at the center of his earlier series.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Jamie Foxx plays George Jefferson and Woody Harrelson is Archie Bunker in the ABC special Live in Front of a Studio Audience, which recreates individual episodes of two vintage Norman Lear shows.
Friday, May 17, 2019
The new adaptation of Joseph Heller's 1961 novel presents a classic story of war and the military, at a time when it's not only advisable — but also necessary — to question authority.
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Netflix's new, 10-part dark comedy series is a terrific character study of two women (played by Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini) who meet at a therapy group to deal with grief issues.
Friday, April 05, 2019
FX's new drama tells the story of the complex partnership between choreographer Bob Fosse and dancer Gwen Verdon. Married, then divorced, their lives remained connected professionally for decades.
Friday, March 29, 2019
Jordan Peele hosts the new Twilight Zone series streaming on CBS All Access. Critic David Bianculli says the reboot of the cult favorite misses the mark in most ways.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
FX's new faux documentary comedy series centers on a small group of vampire roommates who don't get along that well. TV critic David Bianculli says the series pumps new blood into the ghoulish genre.
Friday, March 22, 2019
Showtime's drama about wealthy New York power players features writing, acting and directing that have gotten better with each season. Critic David Bianculli calls the show "astoundingly relevant."
Friday, March 01, 2019
A new HBO documentary explores whether Michael Jackson used his fame and money to seduce young boys and their families into enabling a hidden pattern of serial pedophilia.
Friday, February 15, 2019
In 1993, Lorena Bobbitt made national headlines when she severed her husband's penis and threw it out a car window. A new documentary looks at the gender politics of the reactions to the incident.
Friday, February 01, 2019
A new three-part miniseries takes a few liberties with the Agatha Christie novel upon which it's based — all of them commendable. Most notably: Malkovich's turn as a tender, sometimes tragic, Poirot.
Friday, January 25, 2019
TNT's intriguing six-part series features Chris Pine as a washed-up newspaper reporter whose path collides with a teenage girl searching for the truth about her past.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Critic David Bianculli says that being a TV critic right now is kind of like being a sports writer — in a league where 10 new teams spring up every week.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Find everything our critics loved this year, all in one place: Maureen Corrigan's book list, movie pairings from Justin Chang, music recommended by Ken Tucker and David Bianculli's must-see TV list.
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
The new season of the Emmy Award-winning series finds Midge Maisel mired in personal crises, even as her comedy career is on the rise. David Bianculli says The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel remains a winner.
Friday, November 16, 2018
An actress is charged with infiltrating a terrorist cell in a new AMC miniseries based on John Le Carré's 1983 novel. David Bianculli says it's one of 2018's most tense and well-acted TV thrillers.