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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The Best TV Scenes of 2018

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Unorthodox dance sequences, moments of self-definition, and a smattering of murders round out our favorite TV scenes of the year.

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‘Instant Family’ Review: Foster Parenting, Warts and All

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The true-story based movie, starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne, is better at honesty than comedy

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TV Episodes to Fit Every Type of Thanksgiving

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

From ‘Friends’ to ‘Mad Men,’ we’ve got your post-turkey binge-session covered.

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We Need To Talk About ‘Kidding’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The Jim Carrey-Michel Gondry series’ first season felt like a grand experiment in imagination.

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Every Musical Moment in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Ranked

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

From the Smile days to Live Aid, we rank the blockbuster biopic’s soundtrack-worthy moments

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Sabrina, Buffy, and the Evolution of Fantastical Female Empowerment

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

One show’s feminist ideology picks up where the other’s left off.

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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.