Darkest Hour stands apart from more routine historical dramas.
Brian Tallerico has covered television, film, video games, Blu-ray/DVD, interviews, and entertainment news for almost two decades online, on radio, and in print.
Tallerico is the Editor of RogerEbert.com. In addition, he is the Editor of Magill's Cinema Annual, a regular guest on radio stations throughout the Midwest, a TV writer for Vulture.com, a contributor at Rolling Stone, and freelancer for multiple outlets. He also serves as Vice President of the Chicago Film Critics Association and co-produces the Chicago Critics Film Festival every May.
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Netflix's move into television content has been bold and much-hyped. Can they get us beyond the old binary of comedy and drama that has dominated television for so long?
Brian Tallerico muses (groan) on how "Sons of Anarchy" has shifted from Shakespearean tragedy to classical tragedy as a model.
Brian Tallerico finds the parallels between "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "Seinfeld" instructive as to how shows about unlikeable characters can endure for nine seasons.
Season Three of "Luther" turns Season Two's theme of random violence on its head, exploring the history behind acts of violence and the future disruptions that violence creates.
Whereas Hitch's film worked very loosely from the original novel, deftly weaving romantic comedy and social commentary into the suspenseful fabric, screenwriter Fiona Seres' take on the material focuses so intently on its "vanishing" that the tale becomes monotonous and too narrowly focused in its telling.
After Vic Mackey on "The Shield" and so many anti-heroes in all walks of life in television dramas of the last decade, are audiences ready for another corrupt police officer? "Low Winter Sun," a new drama series on AMC, has Brian Tallerico wondering.
In the British hit television series "Broadchurch," finally arriving stateside, death is far more than just a plot device. It is an event that shatters history. Rarely has the ripple effect of an unspeakable murder been more deftly and brilliantly captured than it is in this television event.