As Riverdale turns fifty, the more things change, the more they stay the same

B+

This week marks Riverdale’s fiftieth episode, a milestone the show nods to through F.P.’s fiftieth birthday party. It’s a time for reflection and summing-up, for taking inventory and speechmaking. The newly reunited Jones clan receives a State of the Family address from Jughead near the tail end of this hour, in which…

The primeval, apocalyptic Prototype is an experimental marvel in three glorious dimensions

A-

Prototype, the first feature-length effort from Toronto filmmaker and movie critic Blake Williams, clocks the beginning of end times as 1900. That’s the year that the most lethal natural event in American history struck the once-bustling commercial center of Galveston, Texas, claiming approximately 8,000 lives. This…