TV critic at The New York Times. Also, the occasional film. Theater too.

Before I became a full-time television critic for The Times in August 2011, I was a sort of multipurpose freelance critic, reviewing television, theater, film and the occasional book once I’d completed my day job as an editor at the paper. What I learned as a freelancer still holds true now that I’m a full-time critic: The best part of the gig is being able to bring some ...

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Review: ‘Maron’ Tackles Drug Abuse, Deepening the Series

nytimes.com — Morose Marc Maron has been put on the shelf. Drug-addicted Marc Maron has been brought in to replace him, at least temporarily. Mr. Maron, the comedian and podcaster, takes his IFC series, "Maron," in a radically different direction as it starts Season 4 on Wednesday night.

Web-Only Series on Which the Viewer Wins With a Pair

Web-Only Series on Which the Viewer Wins With a Pair
nytimes.com — What was once a trickle of short-form video on the Internet is now well into flood stage, especially as so many web series are being turned into television shows (" Broad City," "Drunk History") or even feature films ( "Ktown Cowboys"). Want to be a mainstream star? Shoot a few webisodes.

Otto Preminger Films Featured at the Modern

Otto Preminger Films Featured at the Modern
nytimes.com — A film series called Fifteen by Otto Preminger pretty much has to open with "Laura," the 1944 hit that made this director a Hollywood player. That's just what the Museum of Modern Art does on Wednesday, May 4, when it devotes its "Modern Matinees" program to Mr. Preminger, whose films include "The Moon Is Blue," "Exodus," "Advise and Consent" and "Bunny Lake Is Missing" (all of which are also part of the series).

‘Sports Detectives’ Tracks Down Famed Memorabilia

‘Sports Detectives’ Tracks Down Famed Memorabilia
nytimes.com — Fans who gorge on TV coverage of the National Football League draft can turn to the Smithsonian Channel for a digestif on Sunday, May 1: a football-themed episode of a new series called "Sports Detectives."

Commentary: ‘Team Foxcatcher’ looks at a millionaire’s descent into murder

Commentary: ‘Team Foxcatcher’ looks at a millionaire’s descent into murder
postandcourier.com — The O.J. Simpson case isn't the only sensational murder from the 1990s that has been mined lately by the film and television industry. The murder of the Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz by John E. du Pont in 1996 has also received multiple treatments, and Netflix joins the club Friday with "Team Foxcatcher."

Review: ‘Dough,’ a Sweet but Pat Tale of Bridging Religious and Racial Differences

Review: ‘Dough,’ a Sweet but Pat Tale of Bridging Religious and Racial Differences
nytimes.com — Take an aging white Jewish baker, add a young black Muslim immigrant, and what do you have? The ingredients for a pleasant but pat story in which bridges are built across religious, racial and generational divides in a way that happens far more often in feel-good movies than in real life.

Review: ‘Pali Road’ Blends Romance and Suspense

Review: ‘Pali Road’ Blends Romance and Suspense
nytimes.com — " Pali Road " is a decent romantic thriller with an uncredited co-star: the state of Hawaii, where it was filmed. The acting is on the wooden side, but the scenery is gorgeous.

Review: ‘Team Foxcatcher’ Looks at a Millionaire’s Descent Into Murder

Review: ‘Team Foxcatcher’ Looks at a Millionaire’s Descent Into Murder
nytimes.com — The O. J. Simpson case isn't the only sensational murder from the 1990s that has been mined lately by the film and television industry. The murder of the Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz by John E. du Pont in 1996 has also received multiple treatments, and Netflix joins the club on Friday with "Team Foxcatcher."

Review: ‘One Funny Mother’ Delivers One-Liners Without Depth

Review: ‘One Funny Mother’ Delivers One-Liners Without Depth
nytimes.com — "One Funny Mother," Dena Blizzard's solo show at New World Stages, is all about her and her family, but by the end of it you haven't really learned anything specific about either. You've heard a lot of generic one-liners involving amusing children and clueless husbands, some of them pretty funny but none of them especially illuminating.

A Veteran Mad Man Remains in the Fold

A Veteran Mad Man Remains in the Fold
nytimes.com — THIS was going to be a simple artist-at-work article about Al Jaffee, a man who could lay claim to being the world's oldest adolescent and who just now is enjoying a fresh burst of public and professional recognition.
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May 04, 2016

RT @davecoles48: On May 4, 1970 Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on protesters at Kent State University killing 4 cbsnews.com/videos/on-this… least we forget

May 04, 2016

Let me just say this on #StarWarsDay: @elstree1976, a doc by @videojon that I review in Friday's paper, is a lovely, bittersweet film.

May 04, 2016

left-side shift key on laptop no longer working. this feels like a cosmic message somehow. also, it's damn annoying.

May 04, 2016

RT @CaraJoyDavid: Thanks, media, you have made me feel bad for #TedCruz & his family. And now I am angry with myself for that.

May 04, 2016

RT @sallykohn: Some thoughts on Trump's victory, the anti-pluralist populist backlash and @sullydish's @NYMag cover story: facebook.com/sallykohn/post…vuIDy0g

May 03, 2016

Not taking sides, but gotta say that for sheer entertainment value, Sanders vs. Trump has more potential than Clinton vs. Trump.

May 03, 2016

Never mind whether Trump can make America great again; can he make the Yankees great again? Because they're losing once again tonight.

May 03, 2016

'she will not be a good president; she will be a poor president.' TRUMP CONCEDES PRESIDENCY TO CLINTON!

May 03, 2016

a reality-tv entertainer thanking a basketball coach for helping him secure the presidential nomination. i'm just saying.

May 03, 2016

RT @motokorich: Got to wonder how much money the Cruz campaign spent on those Cruz/Fiorina posters.


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