Category Archives: Previews

Netflix Picks: April 2017

BEST BET – FILM Win It All (2017) – 4/7 Small Crimes (2017) – 4/28 I missed both of these when I was down in Austin for SXSW, but I love that Netflix is funding and finding homes for indie … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: March 2017

BEST BET – FILM Who Framed Roger Rabbit – 3/24 One of the most inventive films of the 1980s and a treasured classic from my youth that still holds up. BEST BET – TV Five Came Back – 3/31 Mark … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2017

BEST PICTURE Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Will win: La La Land Could win: Hidden Figures Should win: Moonlight Should have been here: Silence The skinny: … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: February 2017

BEST BET – FILM Brazilian Western – 2/27 A festival favorite that could have easily been lost to time, this is great – if bleak – revenge thriller that ignites the screen. BEST BET – TV American Crime Story: The … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2017

Just like 2016 was a year of unease, I am not very uneasy about these picks. Several of these picks haven’t picked up the precursor nods that would typically foretell a sure-fire Oscar nomination. This is likely to be a … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: January 2017

BEST BET – FILM Miss Sharon Jones! – 1/7 Sharon Jones’s 2016 death really hurt, especially since this documentary – which showed her struggle to recover from and (temporarily) overcome cancer – gave me hope that she’d be back on … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Dec 2016

BEST PICTURE Arrival Fences Hidden Figures Jackie La La Land Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Silence Falling off: Live by Night, Loving, Sully Rising star: Hell or High Water The skinny: With the precursors out of the way, the window … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: December 2016

BEST BET – FILM Blue Jay – 12/6 I thought this had already made its way to Netflix, but if you haven’t seen this powerful two-hander yet, get on it as soon as it makes it to the servers. Mark … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Nov 2016

BEST PICTURE Fences Jackie La La Land Live by Night Loving Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Silence Sully Falling off: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, The Birth of a Nation Rising star: Hidden Figures The skinny: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: November 2016

BEST BET – FILM Boyhood (2014) – 11/25 Richard Linklater’s magnum opus finally got the Criterion treatment earlier this year. But if you need to save some money, you can revisit his coming-of-age epic here. BEST BET – TV The … Continue reading

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