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‘The Courier’ Review: A Gripping Cold War Espionage Thriller

Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

8 Great

Charlie’s Angels Review: The Biggest Surprise of the Year

Scott Menzel reviews Charlie's Angels.

Mission: Impossible Fallout Review: No One Does Action Better Than Tom Cruise

Scott Menzel reviews Mission: Impossible Fallout, the sixth installment in the popular action movie franchise.

8.5 Great

The Americans 6×10, “START”

At the start of this final season of The Americans, I questioned the possible setup of a spy vs. spy scenario involving Elizabeth and Philip. While that could have played out in a reasonably entertain...

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...

“Red Sparrow” Review

Ashley Menzel reviews "Red Sparrow" starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Charlotte Rampling and Ciarán Hinds.

5 Average

Mira Sorvino: “There seems to be a lot of good will towards me”

Mira Sorvino was on a panel for her upcoming Audience Network series Condor, a modern adaptation of Three Days of the Condor. You know Franchise Fred approves that, but I also got to ask her about her...

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