Latest from Scott Tobias

The surprisingly durable second act of Liam Neeson

Netflix’s “The Ice Road” is the latest release from Liam Neeson, who has reshaped his career as an old-school action hero since “Taken.”

June 25, 2021

From make-out sessions to sit-ins, ‘Crip Camp’ hails a generation of disabled campers who grew into activists

The new Netflix documentary “Crip Camp,” directed by Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham, follows their journey.

March 26, 2020

How ‘Between Two Ferns’ went from hilariously awkward web series to hilariously awkward Netflix movie

Co-creator Scott Aukerman says the new mock documentary with Zach Galifianakis doesn’t make any sense – but that’s by design.

September 20, 2019

From slasher villain to LGBT icon, ‘Child Play’s’ Chucky changes with the times

The franchise has faced an uphill battle for respectability, but Chucky is a toy built to last.

June 26, 2019

‘Knock Down the House’ takes you inside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s world — before she became a media obsession

The Netflix documentary by Rachel Lears highlights four left-leaning female candidates during the 2018 congressional election.

May 1, 2019

What was the best year in movie history?

Seven writers argue for their favorites.

December 28, 2018

You’d think this Chicago-area school could close its race gap. A new TV series tries to find out why it can’t.

“‘Why are the majority of black kids at a disadvantage?” says a parent of one of the students in Starz’s “America to Me.”

August 24, 2018

Why Mission: Impossible is the best blockbuster franchise right now

One reason: If you want to see “Fallout,” the latest entry, no previous knowledge is required.

July 27, 2018
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How TV has brought the western into the 21st century

Kevin Costner’s “Yellowstone,” HBO’s “Westworld” and Netflix’s “Godless” create new twists on the genre.

June 29, 2018

‘Westworld’ and ‘Ready Player One’ show how our relationship to artificial intelligence has changed

They’re a lot different from “Tron” and “WarGames” — because AI is a bigger part of our lives now.

April 23, 2018