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Articles by Justin Woo (2)

BRIDGERTON (L to R) REGÉ-JEAN PAGE as SIMON BASSET and PHOEBE DYNEVOR as DAPHNE BRIDGERTON in episode 102 of BRIDGERTON Cr. LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX © 2020

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Bridgerton’ reheats the comfort food of the period drama with sex

February 16, 2021 0 comments

In 1964, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart tried to define a legal threshold for detecting pornography: “I know it when I see it,” he wrote. Yet the average American television watcher these days doesn’t have the luxury of Justice Stewart’s discerning eye…

Beth must shed the aesthetic skin of the tormented prodigy in order to return to the chessboard cloaked in new fire.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ subverts our fascination with the tortured genius

January 28, 2021 0 comments

Why do Americans worship at the altar of the tortured genius? “The Queen’s Gambit,” written and directed by Scott Frank and released last October, answers this question and more in a strikingly gripping fashion.