Molly Shannon

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Interview

We sat down with Me and Earl and the Dying Girl's director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon to talk about adapting this novel to the screen, the delicate balance the film strikes between tragedy and comedy, and how to avoid cliches while telling a high school coming-of-age story.

Interview: Jeff Baena

Talking with Life After Beth writer and director Jeff Baena about crafting a grounded romantic comedy with zombies and empathy.

Hannibal Episode 2.13 Recap

Hannibal is a show about the pain of empathy, and "Mizumono" hurts. The finale brings the Ravenstag story arc to a conclusion in a brutal way.

The Man Who Ate Himself:
Hannibal Season Two

When it comes to understanding exactly what to expect from Hannibal, the two most important characters are symbolic representations of who Will Graham and the titular serial killer are not. At least not anymore.

Hannibal Episode 2.12 Recap

“Tome-Wan” is Hannibal at its most distilled and sustained. Showcasing the series’ underlying dark humour, this is the tightest, most mesmerizing hour of the series. To use the words of Mason Verger: I am enchanted and terrified.

Hannibal Episode 2.11 Recap

“Ko No Mono” shifts to an unreliable narrator, allowing us to experience the first truly heartbreaking moment in Hannibal. Using the most iconic image from Red Dragon, we also get a glimpse at who’s really pulling the strings in this show.

Hannibal Episode 2.10 Recap

In addition to being Hannibal’s most self-reflexive hour, “Naka-Choko" features a really steamy sex scene that takes place in two separate rooms and involves four humans, a theremin, and a Manstag.

Hannibal Episode 2.9 Recap

In “Shiizakana” we are asked to forget the fast paced, twisty-turny, Will Graham-on-trial arc that velocitized our television watching appetites earlier this season, and to get used to the emotional and psychological contemplation of the now classic Hannibal as an episodic nightmare format.

Hannibal Episode 2.8 Recap

In “Su-Zakana” the cocoon constructed of mystery novel pages, fond pop-culture memories, Hollywood disappointments, and countless other symbols that once encased Hannibal has cracked open, and out of it has come a new and unpredictable kind of butterfly.

Hannibal Episode 2.7 Recap

The middle hour Hannibal's thirteen episode season, “Yakimono” is tasked with wiping the slate clean for a strong second half story arc. Hannibal Lecter is in complete control and no one, not even characters from the books, are safe from his voracious appetite.

Hannibal Episode 2.6 Recap

When Dr. Lecter is plucking the strings and writing the notes, Hannibal is thrilling, unpredictable and disgustingly beautiful to look at. In “Futamono” we get all of that, some meta humor, and the most disturbingly delicious looking human leg eaten on network TV. Also a fun dinner party.

Hannibal Episode 2.5 Recap

“Mukozuke” succeeds in providing the contemplative space that other serial killer centric shows don’t. It’s a case study in what we will let our icons get away with and what makes them different from us and the fictional people they prey on.