Lena Dunham

Girls Episode 4.5 Recap

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!

Girls Episode 4.4 Recap

"Cubbies" is a slow but satisfying bridging episode of Girls that thrusts the characters' story arcs into an emotionally mature direction.

Girls Episode 4.1 Recap

A solid fourth season premiere of Girls gives us a taste of character growth and leaves quite a few questions unanswered.

Home Entertainment Review: Happy Christmas

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 […]

A Girl on Girls: Episode 3.12 Recap

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.

A Girl on Girls: Episode 3.11 Recap

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?

A Girl on Girls: Episode 3.10 Recap

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.