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Ally Johnson

Ally Johnson

Miraculously messy, engagingly poignant and gleefully lacking in subtlety, the finale of “Sense8” was a joyous celebration of lust, love, wonder and the perseverance in unifying people of all cultures and creeds. “Sense8,” a beautiful and u…

The Bingeworthy™ Breakdown is an occasional look at new TV shows in a more casual format. An estimated 500 scripted seasons of TV will air in 2018, and to help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we’re going to give you the lowdown to help you work out …

It’s only June and already it feels like many of the hottest films of the summer have come and gone (in part becathe use blockbuster season is starting earlier and earlier each year). “Avengers: Infinity War,””Deadpool 2,”…

After having disappeared from our screens for nearly two years following the muted release of “Star Trek Beyond,” actor Simon Pegg returned in recent months to seemingly appear in every other film release. From the Steven Spielberg spectacl…

There was an unforeseen elegance to the first season of Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why,” which married tragic melancholy and deeply sought for moments of hope, creating a series worthy the heavy (and lengthy) discussion that would follow. Based …

Stories of trauma told through any form of medium are difficult to maintain due to the inherent nature of the subject matter. They’re hard to stomach and, if told especially poorly, result in little more than examples of exploitative misery porn. Traum…

What you hear is the deep sigh of frustration of Marvel fans everywhere as the realization of a year wait until the next ‘Avengers‘ installment sets in. Although the next tentpole Marvel film, “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” doesn&#8217…

The Tribeca Film Festival has always felt as if it were continually gaining its footing. Falling in between behemoths such as Cannes, Sundance and SXSW, it’s held the air of the scrappy underdog, despite one of its founders being Robert De Niro. Over t…

“The Endless,” directed by innovative, DIY directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, prides itself in breaking from the uniformity pack, defining itself by its black comedy wit. The film’s eerie, practical effect visuals, and a fine…

Despite being at the tail end of the month, the conversation regarding upcoming films is likely going to be dominated by the latest Marvel entry, “Avengers: Infinity War,” and for good reason, as it’s the beginning of the culmination …