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All content by Colleen Secaur
In a still from “Succession,” in an auditorium, an image of Logan Roy is projected on a screen behind Kendall Roy, who is looking up at the screen.

Recap: ‘Succession’ S4E6: Granny prison camps

The most overtly comedic episode of the season yet illustrates the hollow schemes at the center of Waystar Royco.
Colleen Secaur, Contributing Writer May 2, 2023

Big tech hasn’t exactly garnered a significant amount of goodwill in the public consciousness as of late. One can vividly recall Mark Zuckerberg’s promises of a virtual future...

Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong and Alexander Skarsgård stand on grass and rocks in front of snow-capped mountains.

Recap: ‘Succession’ S4E5: Viking country

Waystar Royco goes to Norway for a deal, with middling results.
Colleen Secaur, Contributing Writer April 25, 2023

The Roy siblings have spent the entirety of “Succession” either parroting their father, doing his dirty work for bits of praise or claiming to be a radical departure from him,...

A woman with short blonde hair wearing a gray blazer and black pants, a man with short black hair wearing a black collared shirt and black pants, and a man with short black hair wearing a navy button-up and black pants all sit on a couch looking at a coffee table that has a stack of documents on it.

Recap: ‘Succession’ S4E4: Underlined or crossed out?

Logan Roy may be dead, but he casts a long shadow over the future of his company — and the psyches of his children.
Colleen Secaur, Contributing Writer April 18, 2023

One of the “Succession” locales that most accurately conveys the monstrous wealth and conservative values of the Roy family is, of course, Logan Roy’s Manhattan home. With...

Justine Lupe and Alan Ruck wearing formal attire, holding each other’s hands up in the air.

Recap: ‘Succession’ S4E3: Ding dong, the witch is dead

The rug is pulled out from under us in a shocking, yet inevitable episode.
Colleen Secaur, Contributing Writer April 11, 2023

“Succession” fulfilled a promise it made to viewers in its series premiere with last night’s red herring of an episode, “Connor’s Wedding,” in which Logan Roy (SPOILER...

Three characters, Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin) and Jess Jordan (Juliana Canfield) gather together in a living room.

Recap: ‘Succession’ S4E2: Not serious people

The rebel Roys, Connor and their dad come together on the eve of Waystar’s sale and a pivotal wedding.
Colleen Secaur, Contributing Writer April 4, 2023

As someone who admittedly wants to see Kendall, Shiv and Roman come out of “Succession” relatively unscathed, it is absolutely infuriating, if par for the course, to see them...

An angry-looking black bear growls against a red background.

Review: ‘Cocaine Bear’ is at its best when it’s just about a bear on cocaine

Colleen Secaur, Contributing Writer March 7, 2023

In 1985, a black bear ate 75 pounds of cocaine in a forest in Georgia, and died of an overdose almost immediately. It’s a weird story for sure, the type of story you could tell...

An illustration of two hands touching, holding two small figures by strings made of leafy vines. One of the figures is a woman wearing a long blue dress, a head covering and a veil, and the other is a man wearing a long yellow garment and a yellow hat with brown shoes. They are linking arms.

Spaces for Queer Women Are in Need of a Resuscitation

Arranged marriages are often presumed to be cold by nature, but my family taught me how loving they truly are.
Colleen Secaur, Contributing Writer February 26, 2023

A teenager wearing a green jacket and a burnt orange beanie is standing, holding a guitar case on his back. A woman stands to the right of the teenager, wearing wire-frame glasses and black clothes. They are looking at one another.

Review: ‘When You Finish Saving the World’ doesn’t know what to do with itself

Jesse Eisenberg’s directorial debut flounders — much like its two main characters.
Colleen Secaur, Contributing Writer February 7, 2023

A “Jesse Eisenberg character” is an archetype easily constructed in the moviegoing public’s mind. He’s awkward, pretentious and neurotic — and maybe a bit moneyed and...

An illustration of a spooky looking brown, two-story house at night during a lightning storm.

Review: ‘Barbarian’ is a gleeful homage to things that go bump in the night

An Airbnb rental mishap goes awry in a horror debut for the ages. “Barbarian” is currently playing in theaters nationwide.
Colleen Secaur, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

Zach Cregger’s “Barbarian” seems to be multiple films in one. Just when you think you’ve got your finger on what you’re watching, the tone, plot and pacing shifts and...