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Lara Zarum

Lara Zarum

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% Portlandia: Season 8 (TV, 2018) "Portlandia captures the slightly sheepish, somewhat smug attitude of the aging hipster as only an aging hipster can. Full of absurdist commentary on "the way we live now." " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 12, 2018
86% Citizen Rose: 2 Hour Documentary (TV, 2018) "I suppose McGowan's critique of Time's Up as a cynical PR fix could apply to Citizen Rose. There's a difference of intent here, though: hers isn't to smooth away the rough edges of this moment as red-carpet solidarity might, but to call attention to them. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 31, 2018
91% Great News: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "Great News has a screwball charm and a flair for rapid-fire jokes, built on a premise that amusingly literalizes the classic sitcom concept of co-workers as family. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 25, 2018
95% Planet Earth: Blue Planet II: Miniseries (TV, 2017-2018) "The slippery subjects of Blue Planet II are not just something pretty to fill your screen for an evening. The series emphasizes how these creatures' habits, quirks and desires are not so far from our own. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 22, 2018
100% High Maintenance: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "High Maintenance is a generous show; it oozes empathy, but it's never gooey. Living in New York City, it's easy to wallow in self-pity and succumb to misanthropy. But watching this show helps put things in perspective. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 19, 2018
85% American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (TV, 2018) "Again, it's Criss who is the main draw. Despite a bit of mid-season sag in the plot, he holds the viewer tight in his grip. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 16, 2018
92% Black Mirror: Season 4 (TV, 2016-2017) "No other series manages the kind of stomach-dropping, throat-lumping, head-pounding dread of this dystopian nightmare-scape. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 27, 2017
99% Alias Grace: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "That's the ultimate appeal of Alias Grace: the subdued, no-shit narrative approach to Grace's story, and Gadon's performance of quiet strength. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 5, 2017
96% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It might be a fantasy, but it's a good one. And there's always the hope, not as distant as it used to feel, that a thousand little clinks will maybe, finally, make the glass shatter. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 27, 2017
92% Mr. Robot: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "That's the problem with Mr. Robot: It feels revolutionary until you stop and think about it. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 20, 2017
96% Search Party: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Search Party owes its distinctive tone to its blend of murder-mystery noir - Showalter's contribution - and Bliss and Rogers's expansive universe of neurotic strivers. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 15, 2017
96% Mudbound (2017) "Despite its often brutal realism, Mudbound isn't masochistic; it leaves room for hope, and argues fiercely for love. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 14, 2017
14% Saturday Night Live: Season 43 (TV, 2017) "If, like me, you've been groaning through Baldwin's bafflingly bad impression of President Trump on SNL for the past nine months, last night's episode should have represented an apex of embarrassment for the apparently shameless 59-year-old actor. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 8, 2017
100% Too Funny To Fail (2017) "Too Funny to Fail, which is now streaming on Hulu, is a sprightly and hilarious look at what a title card calls "arguably one of the most spectacular failures in television history." " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 8, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) "Gerwig's directorial debut is a joy from start to finish, a warm, generous snapshot of teenage vulnerability and exuberance. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 26, 2017
58% South Park: Season 21 (TV, 2017) "After twenty years of skewering public figures from Steve Jobs to Donald Rumsfeld to Britney Spears, Parker and Stone seemed stumped. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 23, 2017
95% One of Us (2017) "The film is a nuanced and moving illustration of the dilemma facing doubting members of the growing Hasidic community in New York City, home to the world's largest population of Jews outside of Israel. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 17, 2017
71% The Opposition With Jordan Klepper: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The Opposition clouds its commentary in so many layers of irony, you have to squint to make out its targets. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 11, 2017
No Score Yet Episodes (US): Season 5 (TV, 2017) "Episodes is a stinging indictment of the television industry, from hack writers to phony agents to callous executives. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 9, 2017
97% American Vandal: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "American Vandal is a starkly effective takeoff of the increasingly blurry line between filmmaker and investigator, chronicler and active participant. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 2, 2017
100% Nathan for You: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "You might find deeper meaning in Nathan For You, a surprisingly illuminating look at the intersection of television and real life. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 22, 2017
98% The Vietnam War: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "The relative contemporariness of the Vietnam War should serve as a reminder that there's no such thing - that we're a part of history, too. How will Ken Burns judge us? " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 18, 2017
95% Game of Thrones: Season 7 (TV, 2017) "After two seasons of foot-dragging and filler meant to build anticipation, in season seven, we were finally rewarded for our patience. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 8, 2017
96% Better Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "A series of highly autobiographical snapshots peppered with surreal reveries - a briskly effective way to render the vertigo of life as a single working mother. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 8, 2017
No Score Yet Survivor's Remorse: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "It's that time of year again: Time to remind all you brave folks out there valiantly wading through the tidal wave of Peak TV that there is a wonderful comedy on Starz called Survivor's Remorse. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 25, 2017
100% Superstore: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2017) "The second season has been more urgent and focused than the first, even as the show's universe has expanded to include minor characters who were essentially background players at the series' start. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Jun 10, 2017
100% Master of None: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "With a cast of affable characters and a spunky, assured style, it's the kind of show you want to hang out with. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Jun 10, 2017
100% Chewing Gum: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "It's ironic - or maybe entirely appropriate - that a show about repression should be so gleefully uninhibited, particularly in the bedroom. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Apr 28, 2017
100% Silicon Valley: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "This season dials up the desperation of tech's would-be billionaires, emphasizing the dizzying speed of the industry's ever-spinning carousel. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Apr 28, 2017
74% Great News: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Ultimately, it works, because 'Great News' is really about the overlap between personal and professional life - which is what any decent workplace comedy boils down to. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Apr 28, 2017
100% Dear White People: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "A tale of collegiate life that filters typical campus concerns (sex, parties, academic pressure, etc.) through the lens of social justice. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Apr 28, 2017
100% Review: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "TV's most underrated comedy, and one of its most underrated shows, period, is a grand indictment of capitalism itself, a beast that you live to feed until the moment it eats you. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Apr 28, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) "The film doesn't need to be given a dark twist like 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman; as with every fairytale, there's enough darkness in this story to begin with. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Apr 28, 2017
67% The President Show: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "There are moments when Atamanuik almost lets the mask slip, speaking about the travesty of Trumpism as Atamanuik, but through the voice and mannerisms of Trump. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Apr 28, 2017
91% Dave Chappelle: Collection 1 (TV, 2017) "What's most striking about his performances isn't how shocking they are, but how they reveal the extent to which the rest of the comedy world has caught up to Chappelle's brand of provocation. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Apr 28, 2017
95% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Dystopia on The Handmaid's Tale looks and feels like a bad dream: The light is hazy, the edges are fuzzy, and you can't seem to wake up. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Apr 13, 2017
90% Legion: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Like 'Westworld' - not to mention TV viewers post-DVR and streaming - the show basks in the possibilities of stopping time. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Mar 9, 2017
92% Big Little Lies: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It expertly walks the line between intrigue and melodrama - a tonally complex and brilliantly suspenseful drama that's juicier than a California grape. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Mar 9, 2017
100% The Detour: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Unapologetically raunchy and delightfully weird, 'The Detour' broadcasts a fun-house version of domestic bliss. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Mar 9, 2017
91% Feud: Bette and Joan (TV, 2017) "The show reveres its subjects, but its tribute to their late-career struggles threatens to replicate the very dynamics it laments. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Mar 9, 2017
95% The Americans: Season 5 (TV, 2017) "As The Americans progresses, the sense of tragedy - real tragedy, a terrible outcome for everyone involved - intensifies. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Mar 9, 2017
100% American Crime: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "A central theme of the new season is the attempt, by a handful of compassionate people, to make up for the faceless, arbitrary cruelty of America's institutions. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Mar 9, 2017
100% Underground: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "'Underground' insists that we see the connections between the institution of slavery and contemporary racial inequality. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Mar 9, 2017
88% Detroiters: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Through a combination of good-natured goofiness, hyper-repetition, and a wide array of genuinely funny performances, Detroiters endears itself to the viewer quickly and steadfastly. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Feb 6, 2017
65% The Man in the High Castle: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "The show is so frankly boring that the plot and characters feel like excuses for the production design. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Feb 1, 2017
97% One Day at a Time: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "A bracing reminder of what the sitcom format can do. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Feb 1, 2017
76% Homeland: Season 6 (TV, 2017) "Suddenly the show's vision of the intelligence community and the administration it answers to looks like something out of 'The West Wing.' " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Feb 1, 2017
78% The Young Pope: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "'The Young Pope' is certainly not afraid to be provocative, but that might be all it is. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Feb 1, 2017
50% Beaches "A freeze-dried remake that'll leave you wistful for the fresh taste of the original. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Feb 1, 2017
88% Riverdale: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "While hardcore fans of the comic books will find little fandom fodder on 'Riverdale,' there's a kind of fidelity in the show's revision. " ‐ Flavorwire
Posted Feb 1, 2017
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