Glen Weldon appears in the following:
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
The new LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special gently satirizes the franchise, but the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special nearly killed it.
Sunday, November 08, 2020
The Showtime comedy series about three NASA astronauts-in-training at a mock moonbase in the desert vibrates on its own singular wavelength, but never generates laughs.
Friday, October 30, 2020
Nothing's as it seems in this Amazon series, which (sort of) re-teams Nick Frost and Simon Pegg for a gently funny and sometimes scary tale about a team of paranormal investigators.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Netflix's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's swooning gothic novel strips it of subtext — and sex — and tacks on a ending that misunderstands the "romance" at its center.
Friday, October 16, 2020
A surfeit of subplots and secondary characters — and a complicated production history — take a minor Marvel occult hero on a journey that turns out to be a dead end.
Friday, October 09, 2020
The follow-up to Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House series may not be as spooky, but it does manage to wrap up its story in a more satisfying manner.
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
A tech CEO (John Slattery) blows the whistle on his own in A.I., which has gained sentience and set out to destroy the human race in FOX's agreeably cheesy techno-thriller.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Netflix's adaptation of Mart Crowley's 1968 play about a gay birthday party that goes off the rails features hard liquor, sharp tongues and broad types.
Monday, September 28, 2020
It feels like a minor miracle that there are so many high-quality shows coming to the small screen this season. Four NPR critics share their picks to keep you entertained during a challenging year.
Friday, September 25, 2020
The US adaptation of a 2013-14 British series about comic book nerds attempting to save the world from a viral pandemic dials back the humor and cranks up the violence.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
This bright and breezy Netflix adaptation of a YA novel finds Millie Bobby Brown starring as the brilliant, fourth-wall-busting little sister of Sherlock Holmes.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Director Luca Guadagnino brings his searching, emotionally intimate sensibility to HBO with this series about two American kids on a military base in Italy.
Friday, September 04, 2020
In writer/director Charlie Kaufman's latest, a couple spouts pat, pseudo-intellectual bromides. But stay with it — because that's a clue to what's really going on in this tense, surprising film.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Before working in TV animation (Bojack Horseman, Tuca & Bertie), Lisa Hanawalt chronicled her obsessions in a funny, filthy minicomic series that's been reprinted — with a wry update.
Sunday, August 16, 2020
HBO's new dark fantasy series serves up satisfyingly pulpy thrills even as it examines the enduring legacy of slavery through a prism of science-fiction and horror.
Thursday, August 06, 2020
The animated series spoofs Trek with in-jokes and easter eggs and even if the gags aren't yet firing on all nacelles, the premise — Starfleet's D-listers — holds promise.
Friday, July 31, 2020
Writer/director Amy Seimetz's darkly, darkly comic meditation on the contagious nature of anxiety and paranoia plays with horror conventions while refusing to embrace the genre's pulpy pleasures.
Friday, July 31, 2020
A new documentary chronicling the formation, rise and break-up of the iconic group hits all the familiar Behind the Music beats, but does so with a bracing, clear-eyed candor.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Neil Gaiman's impossible-to-adapt dark fantasy series has now been adapted, albeit into a medium no one could've predicted: a ten-hour-long audio drama, featuring a celebrity voice cast.
Friday, July 10, 2020
Tom Hanks stars in, and wrote the screenplay for, this familiar but effective tale of a Navy captain leading a convoy of merchants ships through U-boat-infested seas.