Review: ‘The Crown’ Gives a New Cast Standout Episodes, Emerging as an Early Emmy Favorite

With the rise of anthology television, the possibilities for storytelling opened up considerably. For The Crown, Netflix got to take a bigger swing than most shows: they recast the entire series. Perhaps more importantly, Peter Morgan refocuses the series around the concept of the royal family. While the first two seasons were acclaimed, especially with standout performances from Claire … Continue reading Review: ‘The Crown’ Gives a New Cast Standout Episodes, Emerging as an Early Emmy Favorite

You Are Who You Choose To Be: ‘Fight Club’ Represents the Best and Worst of 1999

Every so often a film hits the zeitgeist so hard, the zeitgeist can't get back up. Fight Club, directed by David Fincher and based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk, got about as destructive as you can get. The fight-the-system snarkiness with which it approaches the world is both positive and negative. Yet it's a picture of toxic masculinity and … Continue reading You Are Who You Choose To Be: ‘Fight Club’ Represents the Best and Worst of 1999