Symbols and Sociopaths: Hannibal Season 2, Episode 3

Jonathan May We start with a montage of Will and Hannibal, each dressing for the morning; The whole scene is a lovely aubade to their relationship. Hannibal has placed himself into Will’s life violently, but why? This seems to be the central question of this season: What exactly does Hannibal want from Will? If it’s just a kindred […]

Symbols and Sociopaths: Hannibal Season 2, Episode 2

Jonathan May Like, massive spoiler alert. Watching the second episode of Hannibal, I couldn’t help but selfishly wonder if somehow, some way, the show’s producers had read my post from last week and decided to give me everything I wanted. If it’s foolish to dream, then I’m foolish. All to say, this episode gave me the heebie-jeebies—it scratched […]

Symbols and Sociopaths: Hannibal’s Season Two Premiere

Jonathan May I’m a huge fan of the first season of NBC’s Hannibal, with Mads Mikkelsen in the eponymous role and Hugh Dancy starring alongside as the ever-lovable Will Graham. It was a literal phantasmagoria of the culinary and the sociopathic. The episode names were, in order, all the courses of a full, formal French menu, and it […]

You Should Be Watching Season Two of Orange is the New Black

Stephanie Feinstein Minor season two spoilers. If you haven’t watched season one of Orange is the New Black, then stop reading this and go watch it now. NOW. For those who have made it diligently through season one, rejoice! You are probably already done with season two! On June 6, season two was released in […]

Neighbors: Should You See It?

Jonathan May In our rarely-running kinda-series Should You See It? we talk about movies that just came out. You can figure out the rest of the premise from the title of the series. That’s right: We talk recipes. Should you see Neighbors? Neighbors is a movie that tries to bridge two kinds of comedies: the buddy comedy and the […]

Worst Best Picture: Is The Silence of the Lambs Better or Worse Than Crash?

Alex Russell In “Worst Best Picture” we search every single Best Picture Oscar winner of all time from 1927 to present to uncover the worst of them all. Conventional wisdom says that 2005’s winner Crash is the worst winner in history. We won’t stop until we’ve tested every last one. Read the the first, our […]