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)

Hiro Murai Has Mastered the Art of the Gut Punch

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Barry,’ and ‘This is America’ director has cultivated an impressive, distinct filmmaking voice.

Addictive Tv Mysteries

The 17 Most Addictive TV Mysteries

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

These whodunits are perfectly bingeable.

Lost non-linear There’s No Place Like Home

‘Lost’ and the Legacy of Non-Linear TV

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

A decade after the show’s fourth season finale, we examine TV puzzle-boxes, from ‘The Prisoner’ to ‘Westworld.’

13 Upcoming Shows That Could Be the Next ‘Game of Thrones’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

‘Westworld’ is just the tip of the iceberg.

Lynne Ramsay You Were Never Really Here

The Visual Poetry of Lynne Ramsay

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The ‘You Were Never Really Here’ and ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ director composes her movies like near-perfect poems.

‘Killing Eve’ is Fresh Blood for Crime-Fighting Heroines

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

On TV, women who hunt killers often follow a predictable path. BBC America’s latest throws out the rulebook.

‘Eighth Grade’ Review: Teens and Technology Done Right (For Once)

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Bo Burnham’s narrative feature debut finds humor and hope in a painfully realistic middle school story.

Best Year In Film

The Best Year in Movies Was 2014

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

A year of gone girls and genre films, plus we survived The Interview.

Best Tv Shows First Quarter

The Best TV Shows of 2018 So Far

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

It’s never a bad time to celebrate great TV, and this year we already have plenty to celebrate.