I’ll Always Have Room for The Leftovers

By: Tory  |  Published: November 25th, 2015   |  Category: Tory Shulman News

You know the feeling. When you get itchy and cold and you don’t know why. Everything starts to annoy you and you’ve developed a nail biting habit that eats through gel. You, my friend, are in binging withdrawl and I am here to help. Maybe you’ve seen all the faves. Even the deep faves. “Narcos Smarcos!” you say with a sigh. “I need something new, something witty, something dry.” And suddenly you’re Dr Seuss. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you: “The Leftovers” season 2. If you’ve watched or tried to watch “The Leftovers” season 1 — I feel for you. […]

Hello Eastbound Nine-Nine

By: Tory  |  Published: November 12th, 2013   |  Category: Film, Tory Shulman News

  “D-V-R YOU READY FOR THIS TUESDAY?” I love murder shows. Dateline, 20/20, Snapped, On the Case with Paula Zahn etc. I don’t know why. Is it because I like suspense? Is it because I find Keith Morrison extremely handsome? I think it’s a little of column A and a little of column B. But I’ve been trying to enjoy more light hearted comedies since I’m having murder nightmares at least 5 times a week.  I’ve found three that are DVR ready that I wanted to share. 1) Hello, Ladies   Some good ol awkward Stephen Merchant is always welcome […]

Top 5 Moments from Breaking Bad’s Ozymandias

By: Tory  |  Published: September 17th, 2013   |  Category: Tory Shulman News

1) Left to Right. Right to Left. I studied for a summer at the well-known Northwestern Cherub Theater Program and learned a tremendous amount about stage dynamics. One thing in particular I learned: a human being will prefer to watch something panning left to right because it is the direction in which the eye reads. Watching anything or anyone move right to left is therefore intrinsically more uncomfortable for us and therefore clouds that moment in subliminal tension and anxiety. Check out the many times they used this fabulous move. a) When Jesse is wrestled into the car to his doom […]

Top 5 Shots I Loved from Last Night’s Breaking Bad

By: Tory  |  Published: August 19th, 2013   |  Category: breaking bad, Tory Shulman News

  Note to readers–all photographs were taken by my Iphone of my television while I stood in Pajamas. Not bad, right?     1) LYDIA’S OUTFIT     Vince Gilligan famously plays a lot with color in Breaking Bad. (Think of the names Walter WHITE and Jesse PINKMAN). Colors represent certain themes and help give a subliminal depth to his most important scenes. If you noticed, Lydia was decked out in all blue which has represented Heisenberg’s blue meth the entire series. She is our link to that almost pure drug and she is the only  one left trying desperately […]