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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Adam Conover Turns a Skeptical Eye to the Presidential Campaign — "If that had happened, it might have been such a huge event that it made our special look like, 'Oh, they taped that before that happened,'" Mr. Conover said in a follow-up telephone interview a few days ago. It has been tough enough for late-night hosts who tape in the afternoon.

Review: On Adult Swim, He’ll See You When You’re Sleeping — First watch a little of "Falling Water," the earnest and somewhat indecipherable new USA drama about three people who experience vivid dreams. Then watch "Dream Corp LLC," a daffy comedy about a dream-therapy company, that arrives Sunday night on Adult Swim. Now ponder the possibilities for a crossover episode.

‘Do Not Resist’: Taking aim at military mindset of police — Movie review of "Do Not Resist": Craig Atkinson's documentary about the militarization of the police in the United States. Share story It's easy to fault the one-sidedness of "Do Not Resist," Craig Atkinson's documentary about the militarization of the police in the United States, but that's missing the point.

Review: In ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil,’ a Youngster Who Nails ‘Creepy’ — Perhaps you weren't impressed with "Ouija," the 2014 horror movie inspired by the Hasbro game. Critics certainly weren't. But its new prequel, "Ouija: Origin of Evil," is deliciously creepy, thanks largely to a terrific performance by the youngest of its stars.

Review: ‘It Had to Be You’ Is a Witty Rom-Com With a 1950s Feel — In an age when movies and television are full of gay couples, gender-identity explorations, and strong and independent female characters, the romantic comedy "It Had to Be You" is a throwback in several ways, not all of them good.

Review: In ‘Before the Flood,’ Leonardo DiCaprio Sounds the Climate-Change Alarm — Even if you subscribe to the view that a problem isn't a problem until a Hollywood celebrity tells you it is, "Before the Flood" feels out of phase.

Review: A New ‘Rocky Horror,’ Stripped of Subversive Magic — Some things can't be replicated or recaptured, and thanks to Fox we now know that one of them is the subversive magic of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

Review: ‘Michael Moore in TrumpLand’ Isn’t About Donald Trump — If the news that the documentarian Michael Moore was releasing a surprise film called "Michael Moore in TrumpLand" had you expecting a rollicking, full-force attack on Donald J. Trump, prepare to be disappointed. Mr. Moore, one of filmmaking's best-known provocateurs, seems to be decidedly uninterested in provoking anyone with this new offering, which had its hastily arranged premiere Tuesday night at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village.

Review: In ‘Graves,’ a Politician Goes From Red to Blue to Gruff and Gray — You probably need to be left-leaning or at least politically neutral to enjoy the new Epix comedy "Graves," which begins Sunday, though really everybody should savor Nick Nolte's performance in it. The guy was born to be a growly old man.

Review: Stranded Migrants Are Easy Marks for a Madman in ‘Desierto’ — Jonás Cuarón and his cinematographer, Damian Garcia, make the desert look bleakly beautiful in "Desierto," right from the opening landscape shot. But there's nothing beautiful about the story the film tells, and nothing redeeming, either. It's an ugly tale of a group of border-crossers who come into the United States from Mexico and the nut with a rifle who is waiting to pick them off.
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Oct 23, 2016

RT @cbfowler: How unlikely was that #PennState winning TD?Nittany Lions had been the ONLY POWER5 team without a special teams TD in the last 4 yrs!

Oct 23, 2016

Another funny @adultswim show, "Dream Corp LLC," starts tonight. Haven't slept a wink since I watched it. My review: 

Oct 23, 2016

RT @nytimesarts: Adult Swim's latest: Do you really want these people mucking with your dreams? 

Oct 23, 2016

@ainslieann @NYTArchives how many more years do i have to hang onto my first-generation one before it's worth thousands of dollars?

Oct 23, 2016

RT @audsnyder4: 3,000 words and a bunch of videos & GIFs later. Final version: Penn State’s late surge topples No. 2 Ohio State - https://t…

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