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)
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‘Boy Erased’ Review: A Harrowing Outline of Conversion Camp

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Kidman and Hedges anchor an important story that never quite connects.

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30 Female Directors Who Would Kill It At Blumhouse

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Or make horror movies anywhere else, for that matter.

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‘Doctor Who’ Triumphs by Embracing the New

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

So far the energetic thirteenth doctor is one part Leslie Knope, one part Mrs. Frizzle, and many parts her endearing, original self.

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‘The Favourite’ is a Huge Step Forward for Yorgos Lanthimos

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

He exchanges distance for intimacy to create three notably complex female characters.

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Every Episode of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Ranked

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Few other series have captured the many nuances of wartime quite as well as this one, which believe it or not was marketed as a kids show.

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‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Will Be Reborn on Netflix

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

With the original showrunners on board and a commitment to cultural representation, we can safely get hyped about this.

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‘Castle Rock’ Leaves Us Seriously Wondering, Who is The Kid?

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

“I know you still have doubts.”

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‘The Deuce’ Has Become A Worthy Successor to ‘The Wire’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The second season of the David Simon co-created series is deeper and more dynamic than its first.

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When is Slow Burn Television Worth It?

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Weighing the pros and cons of the summer of the “slow-burn.”