David Bianculli

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Disney+ Brings A Catalog Of Old And New Gems To Streaming

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Not surprisingly, Disney+ streaming service offers an array of Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars features. What's less expected — and maybe even more welcome — is its menu of new programming.


Apple TV Plus Debuts With An Opening Line-Up That's Not Yet Worth Paying For

Friday, November 01, 2019

None of the new shows available on Apple's new streaming service seem like hits — though "For All Mankind" might get there. But all is not bleak; Apple plans to add new titles each month.


Despite Helen Mirren's Star Turn, 'Catherine The Great' Is Just OK

Monday, October 21, 2019

HBO's new series has plenty of court intrigue, scandals and betrayals, but the script amounts to little more than a historical greatest hits, bouncing from well-known event to event.


6 Years Later, 'El Camino' Proves Just As Exciting And Original As 'Breaking Bad'

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Netflix film picks up right where Breaking Bad left off, with Jesse (Aaron Paul) speeding off after escaping from his captors. From there, El Camino is a wild and spellbinding ride.


'The Politician' Runs On Plenty Of Twists And Turns — But Few Winning Characters

Friday, September 27, 2019

The new Netflix series, which centers on a privileged teen determined to win the race for high school president, features erratic characters and a plot that moves at an unsettlingly rapid pace.


'Evil' Summons Supernatural Surprises To The CBS Fall Lineup

Monday, September 23, 2019

A new series by the husband-and-wife team behind The Good Wife centers on church-appointed investigators who've been charged with looking into claims of demonic possession and alleged miracles.


Obscure Artists Alice Guy-Blaché And Tom Lehrer Get Their Due In 2 New DVDs

Friday, September 06, 2019

Forgotten silent filmmaker Guy-Blaché takes center stage in Be Natural, while Live in Copenhagen spotlights more than a dozen songs written and performed by '60s singing satirist Lehrer.


Anthology Series 'Why Women Kill' Weaves 3 Mysteries In 3 Decades

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The creator of Desperate Housewives is back with a new dark comedy on CBS All Access that shifts between three different storylines. It stars Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste.


'Veronica Mars' Offers More Than Nostalgia; She's Always Been A Survivor

Monday, July 22, 2019

Fifteen years after its debut, Veronica Mars has outlived the UPN and has aired on the CW, HBO and now Hulu. Chances are this new, excellent season won't be the last we hear of the wry detective.


Loud But Not Captivating: Drama About Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Falls Flat

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.


'Legion' And 'Jessica Jones' Played The Long Game — And It Paid Off

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.


Expect Excellence From 'City On A Hill': A Cop Drama That Won't Disappoint

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.


Originality And Uncertainty Still Reign As 'Black Mirror' Enters Its 5th Season

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.


13 Years Later, 'Deadwood' Goes Out Just As Brilliantly As It Came In

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.


ABC Takes A Risky Gamble By Reviving 2 Classic Sitcoms For Live Broadcast

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.


George Clooney's 'Catch-22' On Hulu Is Ambitious And Darkly Satisfying

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.


'Dead To Me' Is One Of The Best — And Most Unpredictable — Series On TV

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.


'Fosse/Verdon' Surges With Creativity, Excitement And Dance

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.


New 'Twilight Zone' Reboot Pales In Comparison To The Original

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.


'What We Do In The Shadows' Is Like 'The Office' — Just With Fangs And Blood

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.