Lena Dunham's Sharp Stick flies of the rails with an implausible story and characters who strain credibility.
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea TIFF 2016 review.
Is there a better way to spend this holiday weekend than watching a depressing HBO episode about dysfunctional people and their crumbling lives? HAHA, breakups are hilarious!
"Cubbies" is a slow but satisfying bridging episode of Girls that thrusts the characters' story arcs into an emotionally mature direction.
The latest episode of HBO's Girls is an odd one. Every storyline save for Marnie's is a big ol' mess.
Hannah Horvath responds to Lena Dunham's writing critics in Episode 4.2 of Girls.
A solid fourth season premiere of Girls gives us a taste of character growth and leaves quite a few questions unanswered.
Happy Christmas (Joe Swanberg, 2014) – Prolific low budget writer/director Joe Swanberg comes straight to VOD (with a limited theatrical for our neighbors to the south) with Happy Christmas, a slight yet effective piece of mumble core that feels a lot more intimate then it has any business being on a passing glance. Jeff and […]
The finale was a beautiful end to the best season of Girls so far. Along with Dunham, Judd Apatow has helped create the second chapter in his experimental analysis of generational distress. Whether you like it or not, this is the Freaks and Geeks of the twenty-something generation. This is Lindsay Weir and Neal Schweiber wearing skinny jeans instead of puffy vests. This is Kim Kelly and Daniel Desario trying coke instead of smoking pot.
This season Girls has become more focused than ever on using subtly themed episodes to test its characters like lab rats. The biggest thematic thread (or piece of cheese, depending on which metaphor you go with here) has been the notion of settling. This episode, the show asked some tough questions: Are you actually content, or are you unknowingly giving up a piece of yourself? Are you deluded if you’re happy with something seemingly imperfect?
This episode of Girls was an emotional rollercoaster, bringing back S3E1's theme of questioning bonds between partners. Earlier this season Hannah told Adam “I really know you—no matter what your crazy ex-girlfriend says, I really know you.” While Natalia certainly doesn't understand Adam, it seems like Hannah might not either.
In one of the best-written episodes of the season, Hannah's Nana Flo is on her deathbed, meaning our main girl needs to brave emotional, and sometimes terrible family members while attempting to unpack her family history.
Hidey-ho readers! Your friendly neighbourhood Girls recapper is here with some sweet, sweet catch-up.
Marnie desperately wishes that the girls had the same bonds they did when they were in college. In an attempt to reconnect, she organizes an epic, adult weekend, packed with everyone's favourite thing: Rigid planning! To no one's surprise, the weekend goes horribly wrong when the girls start resenting being boxed into Marnie's idea of how their vacation and their relationships should work.
This week, Hannah gets a new job at GQ and has to struggle between following her heart, or her dollar-less pocket. Should she give up a new job she's great at that offers lots of delicious food? Meanwhile, the awkward sex Girls is known for is back in spades.