- May 12, 2008
- Never Leave Your Daughter Alone at the Circus
An American Crime’s explicit yet abstruse torturing of Ellen Page.
- March 31, 2008
- America (The Cable Show)
A newly naturalized Tracey Ullman riles up her adopted country, Arianna Huffington included.
- March 24, 2008
- Five Years In
If you’ll watch only one television program on the catastrophe in Iraq, make it this one.
- March 10, 2008
- The Frog Prince
Paul Giamatti’s John Adams is no swashbuckler, but the HBO show rises like a hot-air balloon.
- February 18, 2008
- The Believer
The kooky, mystical Eli Stone asks, “What Would George Michael Do?”
- January 21, 2008
- High Schools These Days
The broke chemistry teacher in Breaking Bad turns out to be pretty handy in a meth lab.
- January 14, 2008
- Future Fighters
The Terminator franchise lands on television with atavistic androids and a sizzling Sarah Connor.
- January 7, 2008
- Twilight Over Baltimore
The Wire draws to a close, but not before zeroing in on one more failed institution.
- December 10, 2007
- Solving Grace
A four-part finale cracks the riddle of Saving Grace’s engrossing, self-destructive lead.
- April 28, 2003
- TV Notes: Amandla
John Leonard reviews Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony, Secret of Photo 51, Bird by Bird With Annie: A Portrait of Anne Lamott, Muddy Waters: Can't Be Satisfied, A New History of the World, and Eloise at the Plaza.