Articles by Devan Suber
Jun. 9, 2017
‘It Comes At Night’ creeps into top tier horror status
Judging by his last film (2016’s “Krisha”) it wasn’t much of a stretch for Trey Edward Shults to make a horror movie next. While ostensibly about a former addict returning home for one tumultuous Thanksgiving, the unsettling score and swooping, tight camera moves gave it the feeling of a tense horror movie. Even more surprising was how well he managed that tension using his own house, family members (most notably his aunt, Krisha Fairchild), and even himself.
Jun. 2, 2017
Book to silver screen: ‘American Gods’ TV adaptation succeeds
Adapting a beloved novel is always a tough proposition, especially when the author in question has a devoted following.
May. 19, 2017
Ansari sticks landing with ‘Masters of None’ Season Two
The rise of streaming services have provided a wealth of new shows that bring new viewpoints and ideas to the table. Netflix has been a blessing, providing shows as varied as depressed horse comedy “Bojack Horseman” to the women’s prison show “Orange Is The New Black.” But the most subtly ambitious of these was revealed to be Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None,” its second season finally dropping May 12 after its 2015 premier.
Apr. 28, 2017
Role-playing video game ‘Persona 5’ displays superior visuals
It’s here: the ultimate game for the PlayStation 3 and 4, the one all other role-playing games must aspire to be. “Persona 5” is big, it’s sprawling, it’s glorious and it’s as close to a masterpiece as any game I’ve ever played.
Apr. 14, 2017
‘Review’ season 3 delves deeper into Forrest’s psyche
How does one begin to describe “Review”? The premise is rather simple: the show follows Forrest MacNeil, the bookish, rather ordinary man played to perfection by Andy Daly, who hosts a show called “Review. You may know him from his numerous side gigs in television and film or from his numerous podcast appearances on shows like “Comedy Bang! Bang!” or “Superego.”
Mar. 3, 2017
‘Legion’ Season One shows early promise of greatness
You’ve never quite seen a superhero show like “Legion,” especially not from Marvel. Since “Iron Man” established the huge, complex and box-office-dominating Marvel Cinematic Universe, most properties have come with the same basic, uninteresting visual style, not to mention similar plot structures and dialogue.
Feb. 24, 2017
‘Tower’ revisits tragic 1966 mass shooting at UT Austin
Mass shootings have become so commonplace recently that most reports come with a weary resignation of “here we go again.”
Feb. 10, 2017
Farhadi’s ban is unjust
The Oscars have always been political. Think about the various controversies over films such as “American Sniper,” “Zero Dark Thirty” or “Crash.”
Feb. 10, 2017
‘A Cure for Wellness’ is breath of fresh air for horror genre
“A Cure For Wellness”, set to release Feb. 17, isn’t the type of movie that Hollywood makes very often.
Jan. 27, 2017
NBC’s ‘The Good Place’ offers philosophical takes on life
Imagine a place where there are frozen yogurt shops on every corner. You get to live in your dream house, with a person who is guaranteed to be the perfect match for you. Every day, for the rest of eternity, is spent in this paradise as your reward for being a good person. This is where we find Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) at the start of “The Good Place,” and it’s pretty much exactly that.