An explosive ending throws an otherwise engrossing Handmaid's Tale off balance

It’s an odd war that Serena Joy and June wage in “First Blood,” an often excellent but ultimately baffling hour of The Handmaid’s Tale. It begins when Serena Joy, scared and guilty, literally removes the wall that separates her from the woman carrying “her” baby, giving her a chance to see it on an ultrasound monitor.…

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The Critics' Choice Awards choose Ted Danson, Elisabeth Moss, and The Shape Of Water (plus a whole bunch more)

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association and the Broadcast Film Critics Association got together to let their hair down tonight, handing out their picks for the top artistic contributions of 2017 (i.e., the Critics’ Choice Awards). Guillermo Del Toro turned out to be the night’s big winner on the film side of…

Elisabeth Moss asks a tough question in this exclusive clip from Cannes winner The Square

Comedies almost never win Cannes; the rationale, one must assume, is they aren’t “serious” enough for the most prestigious film prize in the world. That makes this year’s Palme D’Or winner, The Square, a welcome anomaly. Like writer-director Ruben Östlund’s last movie, Force Majeure, it’s a hilarious savaging of male…