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Amazon’s 'The Romanoffs' is overthrow of mediocrity
October 14, 2018
Matthew Weiner, creator of “Mad Men,” returns to TV this month on Amazon Video with his satirical dramedy series, “The Romanoffs.” The show is an anthology of stand alone episodes, each of which feel like their own movie. The episodes’ characters, thus far played by an impressive cast like Aaron Eckhart and Corey Stoll, believe they are modern descendants of the Romanovs, the Russian royal family overthrown in the Bolshevik revolution in 1917.
'Malevolent' is an effective Halloween palate cleanser
October 10, 2018
“Malevolent” simply isn’t scary. Netflix’s latest horror film, set in 1980s Scotland, turns the tables on a group of scam artists performing staged paranormal investigations. While it has an interesting premise, problems surface far beyond the plot.