FilmJake MartinOctober 24, 2015
"Suffragette," like all films of its kind—historical dramas about social injustice—are from what I like to call the “eat your vegetables because they’re good for you” school of cinema.
TelevisionJake MartinSeptember 22, 2015
‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’ delivers
In All ThingsJake MartinAugust 24, 2015
The appearance of Ignatius's "Prayer for Generosity" on DFW's bathroom wall speak volumes about the paradox that was David Foster Wallace and his desire for a life of authenticity and meaning—a desire which led him to frequently attend church and twice led him to go through RCIA, without ever being
TelevisionJake MartinSeptember 10, 2014
This month Friends turns 20. When I was that age, 20 years ago, I lay on the hardwood floor of my first apartment on Chicago’s North Side with my own group of friends and cynically watched NBC’s newest collection of beautiful people trying to be funny. As we made sarcastic comments to on
CultureJake MartinSeptember 26, 2013
Transition, loss and love in the films of Noah Baumbach
TelevisionJake MartinFebruary 12, 2013
Initially suspicious of, but ultimately surprised by HBO's 'Enlightened'
TelevisionJake MartinApril 09, 2012
What makes ‘single girl’ sitcoms stand out
FilmJake MartinJune 20, 2011
“Bridesmaids” succeeds where other summer films fail because of heart, or a lack of one.
TelevisionJake MartinApril 11, 2011
The women of Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie,' 'Weeds' and 'The United States of Tara'