Valerie Ettenhofer

Valerie Ettenhofer is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, TV-lover, and mac and cheese enthusiast. As a Senior Contributor at Film School Rejects, she covers television through regular reviews and her recurring column, Episodes. She is also a voting member of the Critics Choice Association's television and documentary branches. Twitter: @aandeandval (She/her)
Willow Series Review

The New ‘Willow’ Series Is A Super-Fun Fantasy Throwback

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Warwick Davis returns alongside a charming young cast in the fun Disney+ sequel to Ron Howard’s 1988 fantasy film.

Better Call Saul Finale Gone

The Heartfelt Long Con of ‘Better Call Saul’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The story of a sleazy lawyer’s descent into amorality pulled off one of the most meaningful series finales in recent history by becoming the one thing none of us dared hope for: a redemption story.

Wednesday Netflix Review

Jenna Ortega Makes Teen Mystery ‘Wednesday’ Worth Watching

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Neither the Tim Burton treatment nor the Netflix treatment can fully redeem the teen mystery Wednesday, but a great lead performance almost does the trick.

Dead To Me Season Review

‘Dead To Me’ Ends With Its Best Season Yet

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Dead To Me is back for a surprising and emotional final season, and the series ends on a definite high note.

The Crown Season Diana

‘The Crown’ Has Finally Lost Some Luster in Season 5

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Scripts that lack subtlety and a focus on all the wrong characters make this the weakest season in the series’ often fantastic run.

The White Lotus Season Review

‘The White Lotus’ Makes a Welcome Return With an A Dynamic New Cast

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The White Lotus season two introduces a whole new cast of characters for a compelling, if not quite bitingly satirical, trip to Sicily.

Guillermo Del Toro Cabinet Of Curiosities Review

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ is a Well-Curated, Wide-Ranging Horror Anthology

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Netflix’s latest anthology features Guillermo del Toro presenting eight horror stories from genre filmmakers. It’s ambitious, creative, and at times delightfully creepy.

Dinner Party Horror Scenes

Dig Into the 10 Best Dinner Party Horror Scenes

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

What are you waiting for? Grab a steaming plate of horror and tuck in!

Horror Films Directors Only Once

10 Best Horror Films From Directors Who Aren’t Known For the Genre

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

It’s always special to witness a director trying out horror for the first time — especially if it turns out to be the only time.