On a new episode of the podcast, we witness a clash of the titans, as The Unenthusiastic Critic meets two timeless movie stars for the very first time.
On the 10th anniversary of Game of Thrones, we look back at the episode that started it all, and see how the thematic template for the series was there from the start.
In a belated new edition of the blog/newsletter, I share some thoughts on hitting the pandemic wall, as well as quick takes on It's a Sin, Allen v. Farrow, For All Mankind, Minari, Nomadland, and other stuff.
OTHER RECENT POSTS
"A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" is Game of Thrones at its absolute best. It is a last chance to remember—before all hell breaks loose—that this show was always about people, not special effects.
"Winterfell" feels a little too much like a box-checking prologue to the final season of Game of Thrones, not the exciting opening chapter.
Announcing the first of three e-books, collecting all my writing on Game of Thrones.
The Wall is down, and the games are over, and the surviving characters must now prove whether they've actually absorbed any of the show's lessons.
Last year, the Unenthusiastic Critic met Sean Connery's James Bond. Now, she's ready for Moore.
We're celebrating the 40th anniversary of Albert Brooks' seminal, and absurdly prescient, comedy.
Jordan Peele's triumphant sophomore effort is a smart and terrifying cinematic ordeal, and a disturbingly dark mirror held up to America.
Surfing? Bank robbery? Homoerotic bromance? We've found a film The Unenthusiastic Critic can be enthusiastic about.
The race for the Best Actress Oscar begins here, with Julianne Moore's remarkable portrayal of an unremarkable woman.
For St. Patrick's Day, we're heading back to the Emerald Isle with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara for some John Ford paddywhackery.
We're switching seats this week, and The Unenthusiastic Critic is picking the movie: Spike Lee's semi-autobiographic joint Crooklyn.
That's right, we bad, we bad…and so, to be honest, is STIR CRAZY.
They call him MISTER Tibbs: we're celebrating Black History Month with one of Sidney Poitier's greatest performances.
In the world according to the Unenthusiastic Critic, she wouldn't have to watch movies like this.
Damn it feels good to be a gangster, as The Unenthusiastic Critic enjoys her first viewing of Martin Scorsese's classic mob movie. Plus: Oscar talk!
Rapturous and resonant, Pawel Pawlikowski's new film is a deceptively simple cinematic masterpiece.
The Unenthusiastic Critic is thinking about chucking her wedding ring into Mt. Doom.
This week we're discussing all the news that's fit to podcast (and some that isn't).
The Unenthusiastic Critic is an avowed hater of musicals, but can even her cold heart resist the infectious charms of the most beloved musical of all time?
For New Year's Eve, we're rockin' the boat with Master of Disaster Irwin Allen and a star-studded, ultimately disposable cast.
Lush, lyrical, and deeply romantic, Barry Jenkins celebrates the sustaining beauty in one of James Baldwin's darkest stories.
In which we learn the true meaning of Christmas (and never to feed The Unenthusiastic Critic after midnight).
In this holiday season, we're all in it together…except for The Unenthusiastic Critic.
It's the holiday season, so we're holding The Unenthusiastic Critic hostage for her first viewing of the Christmas-adjacent action classic Die Hard.