Posts Tagged ‘police’
 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Guard”

  THE GUARD – Worth A Ticket:  The Art of Performance, Crispy and Well-Done   I don’t know that there’s an actor in movies today more fun to watch than Brendan Gleeson.  Gleeson is probably best kn...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “End of Watch”

  David Ayer’s END OF WATCH brings a new wrinkle to the “found-footage” genre by using it in a cop movie.  LAPD Officer Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) wires a camera to his uniform, and constantly photog...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

THE BIJOU REVIEW: “The Guard”





Our Review / 5 - Terrible
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THE BIJOU @ TIFF: “Rampart”

> Oren Moverman’s first film as a director, The Messenger, was a beautifully contained, emotionally detailed story about soldiers assigned to deliver tragic news to the families of the deceased.  In his new film RAMP...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Major Crimes”

  MAJOR CRIMES:  Monday 9PM on TNT MAJOR CRIMES, TNT’s spin-off of The Closer, will always have a weakness at its center, caused by the odd decision to build the show around the character of Sharon Raydor (Mary McDo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED PILOT REPORT: “Golden Boy”

  GOLDEN BOY:  Friday 9PM on CBS (special previews on Tuesday 2/26 and 3/5) – Potential DVR Alert CBS tries to have its procedural cake and eat its serialization with GOLDEN BOY.  Think of it as How I Met Your Moth...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Bridge”

  THE BRIDGE:  Wednesday 10PM on FX – DVR Alert FX has assumed a leadership role in the development of serious, ambitious TV drama over the past decade (The Shield, Rescue Me, The Americans), and with its new series...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Major Crimes”

  TNT’s MAJOR CRIMES, like its predecessor The Closer, belongs to the “procedural-plus” subgenre, with a crime to be solved every week combined with a secondary amount of continuing serialized plot.  Ho...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Rookie Blue”

    The sparse network summer season for scripted series kicked off tonight with ROOKIE BLUE, beginning that extreme rarity, a 3d season, where few original network dramas in summer even get to a Season 2. WHERE WE WE...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Rizzoli & Isles”

  RIZZOLI & ISLES:  Tuesday 9PM on TNT TNT set the last cornerstone of its extensive but unambitious summer schedule in place with tonight’s return of RIZZOLI & ISLES, one of the network’s mainstays, n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED Pilot Report – NBC’s “Ironside”

  IRONSIDE:  Wednesday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel “There are rules, dammit, and they need to be followed!”  That actual line is spoken, with a completely straight face, about four minutes into the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Motive”

  Even among procedurals, ABC’s Canadian summer series MOTIVE was a bare-bones example of the genre–it was virtually abstract.  The show had a single gimmick:  at the start of each episode, the killer and vic...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Major Crimes”

  MAJOR CRIMES has been doing for TNT what it was created to do–that is, fill the hole left by the departure of the network’s long-running hit The Closer–and it’s earned the Season 2 renewal it̵...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Midseason Premiere Review: “Major Crimes”

  MAJOR CRIMES:  Monday 9PM on TNT MAJOR CRIMES isn’t the kind of series to go for “game-changing” alterations, so the back half (actually 8 episodes) of its second season, which resumed tonight after a ...
by Mitch Salem