Wrap Writing: 2009-2015

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5 Standout Jeffrey Tambor Roles Before ‘Transparent’s’ Maura, TheWrap Magazine, May 7, 2015

‘The Red Tent’ Review: Lifetime’s Old-Fashioned Biblical Mini Overcomes Confusing Start, TheWrap, Dec. 5, 2014

‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ Review: Bravo’s Fictional Venture Is Hardly Marriage Material, TheWrap, Dec. 2, 2014

‘State of Affairs’ Review: Katherine Heigl Doesn’t Pass the Spy Test on NBC’s Espionage Drama, TheWrap, Nov. 17, 2014

‘The Missing’ Review: Starz Mystery Becomes a Real Horror Show, TheWrap, Nov. 14, 2014

‘Olive Kitteridge’ Review: Frances McDormand Battles Small-Town Saps in HBO’s Gloriously Flinty Mini, TheWrap, Oct. 31, 2014

‘The Showrunners’ Review: Engaging Look Behind-The-Scenes With J.J. Abrams, Bill Prady and Co., TheWrap, Oct. 31, 2014

‘Kingdom’ Review: Nick Jonas’ Fight Drama Packs a Mean Punch, TheWrap, Oct. 8, 2014

‘The Affair’ Review: Showtime’s Infidelity Drama Isn’t Likable Enough for a Heavy Commitment, TheWrap, Oct. 6, 2014

‘Left Behind’ Review: Nicolas Cage Tests Our Faith With Rapture Disaster, TheWrap, Oct. 2, 2014

‘The Good Wife’ Review: Legal Drama Ditches the Grief for Dynamic Storytelling, Sept. 21, 2014

‘I Origins’ Review: Michael Pitt Is Ocularly Obsessed in This Uneven Sci-Fi Romance, July 17, 2014

‘Masters of Sex’ Review: Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen Go Deeper in Season 2, July 11, 2014

‘Land Ho!’ Review: A Delicious and Potent Old-Fashioned, Over Ice(land), July 11, 2014

‘The Leftovers’ Review: Damon Lindelof Explores the Great Spiritual Unknown in Moody HBO Series, June 27, 2014

‘Under the Electric Sky’ Review: Visually Stunning Rave Film Wears Out Its Welcome, June 27, 2014

‘Third Person’ Review: Liam Neeson Is Tortured, and So Are the Metaphors, June 20, 2014

Lizzy Caplan’s ‘Sex’ Education: ‘I Thought There Would Be Backlash About the Nudity’, June 18, 2014

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Review: Jenji Kohan Takes Off Emotional Shackles in Season 2, June 5, 2014

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Review: Shailene Woodley Grounds Dewy-Eyed Cancer Weepie, June 3, 2014

‘Crossbones’ Review: John Malkovich’s Pirate Yarn Stumbles and Never Recovers, May 30, 2014

‘The Immigrant’ Review: Marion Cotillard Gets Exploited at Ellis Island, May 15, 2014

Taylor Schilling interview in Secrets of the Comedy Ingenues Emmy magazine cover story, Wrap Magazine, May 8, 2014

‘The Double’ Review: Awkward and Stylized, Times Two, May 8, 2014

’24: Live Another Day’ Review: It’s Awfully Familiar, but It’s Good, May 5, 2014

‘Bad Teacher’ Review: CBS Comedy Mixes Class and Crass, April 24, 2014

‘Fading Gigolo’ Review: Woody Allen Pimps It Up With John Turturro in Surprisingly Soulful Farce, April 17, 2014

‘Fargo’ Review: Billy Bob Thornton Brings Out the Worst in Nice Midwesterns, April 15, 2014

George Clooney’s Nazi Problem in ‘Monuments Men’: It’s Hard to Have Fun With Hitler, Feb. 7, 2014

‘Gloria’ Review: Paulina Garcia Shines in Heavy-Handed Middle-Aged Romance, Jan. 23, 2014

5 Things to Know About Matt LeBlanc’s ‘Episodes’ This Season, Jan. 11, 2014

‘Girls’ Review: Lena Dunham Plumbs Awkward Depths in Funny, Messy New Season, Jan. 10, 2014

‘Downton Abbey’ Review: Classy Costume Sudser Is Starting to Show Its Age, Jan. 4, 2014

’47 Ronin’ Review: Keanu Reeves and Delays Can’t Rescue Feudal Samurai Tale, Dec. 23, 2013

‘Tim’s Vermeer’ Review: Penn & Teller’s Doc a Magic Mix of Art and Science, Dec. 5, 2013

‘The Book Thief’ Review: Death and Plucky Tween Find Their Voice in Holocaust Tale, Nov. 7, 2013

‘The Counselor’ Review: Javier Bardem’s Wardrobe Has More Flair Than the Film, Oct. 24, 2013

‘The Millers’ Review: Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges Drive Will Arnett Bonkers, Oct. 3, 2013

‘Super Fun Night’ Review: 5 Things You Should Know About Rebel Wilson’s New Comedy, Oct. 2, 2013

‘Masters of Sex’ Review: Stylish and Seductive, With a Lot of Pleasurable Dramatic Foreplay, Sept. 29, 2013

‘The Michael J. Fox Show’ Reviewed: 5 Things You Should Know About NBC’s New Series, Sept. 26, 2013

‘Lucky 7′ Review: Working Stiffs Strike It Rich in Overly Broad Workplace Drama, Sept. 24, 2013

‘Hostages’ Review: Surgeon’s Family Is Held Captive by Secrets, Sept. 23, 2013

The Blacklist’ Review: Lip-Smacking Good, Thanks to James Spader, Sept. 23, 2013

Roman Polanski Book Tiptoes Around ‘Chinatown’ Director’s Notorious Past, Aug. 30, 2013

‘Low Winter Sun’ Review: Like ‘Breaking Bad’ Without Bite or Wit, Aug. 9, 2013

5 Reasons to Watch Larry David’s ‘Clear History’ (Video), Aug. 9, 2013

Movie criticism more male dominated than it was before newspaper death spiral, May 23, 2013

Content Costs and Revenue Are Rising for Digital Players, April 25, 2013

Are Hollywood Millionaires Ruining Kickstarter? Let’s Ask the Internet, April 24, 2013

‘Think Like a Man’ Dominates ‘Lucky One’ On Opening Friday, April 21, 2012

Hunger Games Box Office: A Rare Four-Peat, April 15, 2012

‘Hunger Games’ Gobbles Up 4th Consecutive Victory in Down Weekend, April 15, 2012

Gary Ross Bows Out of Directing ‘Hunger Games’ Sequel, April 10, 2012

Disney Posts 30% 4Q Profit Gain on Higher Cable, Parks Revenue (Updated), Nov. 10, 2011

Spidey Boosts Sony’s Q2 But Can’t Prevent a Loss; Films Lift Warner in Q3, Nov. 1, 2011

Hurricane Irene Coverage: A Real Raw Deal (Video), Aug. 28, 2011

Adam Levine Won’t Be Watching the VMAs — But You Can, Aug. 28, 2011

Murdoch Puts on a Brave Face While Media Speculates About Scandal Fallout, July 10, 2011

Hackers: Thanks for the Lulz, We’re Calling It Quits, June 26, 2011

Another Tough Quarter: Say Goodbye to the Traditional Home Entertainment Biz, May 2, 2011

Stream Works: Hollywood Searches for a Netflix Alternative, March 29, 2011

Bob Iger kicks off Disney’s D23 event, Sept. 10, 2009

Depp steals the show, Sept. 11, 2009


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