Margo Martindale

‘Uncle Frank’ Review: Bettany and Ball Paint a Beautiful Portrait

A gay man and his niece travel home for a funeral for a family member.

8.3 Great

AFI Fest 2020 Review: ‘Uncle Frank’ Bravely Confronts Southern Family Values

Joseph Braverman reviews Uncle Frank, Alan Ball's family drama starring Paul Bettany, which screened at AFI Fest 2020.

7 Good

In-House Reviews: The Banker, Blow The Man Down, The Climb, & Critical Thinking

The following features brief reviews for The Banker, Blow the Man Down, The Climb, and Critical Thinking.

Review: ‘The Kitchen’ Is Overstaffed

Aaron Neuwirth reviews The Kitchen, a crime drama based on a graphic novel, where three mob wives take over the Irish mob in 1978 Hell's Kitchen.

4 Poor

The Americans 6×06, “Rififi”

As if this final season of The Americans needed to do more to have me onboard for the elaborate high wire act being pulled off to wrap this series up, here’s an episode named after one of my favorite ...

The Americans 6×05, “The Great Patriotic War”

With a shortened, ten-episode final season, The Americans finds itself in a position to move towards its end game. “The Great Patriotic War” feels like the start of that descent. I say descent not wit...

The Americans 6×04, “Mr. and Mrs. Teacup”

Whatever ends up happing on The Americans, the USSR will fall. While this series is not focused on future history, that is a fact that seems to be informing this final season. Elizabeth and Philip Jen...

Review: The Americans 6×01, “Dead Hand”

During the season five premiere of FX’s The Americans, I was curious if people that suddenly tuned into this show, following the insane amount of goodwill that led to significant Emmy nominations, wer...

The Americans At TCA: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and the Creators on the Final Season

FX presented a panel for the final season of The Americans, coming March 28. Stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys were there along with creators Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to preview the final season...

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