Category Archives: Previews

Netflix Picks: December 2017

A programming note: This will be the final appearance of this column, as I plan to focus on a wider variety of streaming options beginning in 2018. TOP PICK – FILM Bright – 12/22 David Ayer has been hit or … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Nov 2017

BEST PICTURE Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Falling off: The Greatest Showman, Last Flag Flying, Murder on the Orient Express, Wonderstruck Rising star: The … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: November 2017

TOP PICK – FILM Mudbound – 11/17 Dee Rees goes for Oscar glory in this heavy historical drama about two soldiers – one white, one black – struggling to re-adjust to their lives in rural Mississippi after World War II. … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Oct 2017

BEST PICTURE Darkest Hour Dunkirk The Greatest Showman Last Flag Flying Murder on the Orient Express Phantom Thread The Post Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Wonderstruck Falling off: Detroit; Downsizing; Goodbye, Christopher Robin Rising star: Call Me by Your Name … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: October 2017

TOP PICK – FILM The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – 10/13 I’ll trash Greenberg till the day I die, but Noah Baumbach has been on an upswing lately with Frances Ha, While We’re Young and Mistress America. And maybe, just … Continue reading

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2017 Emmy Predictions: Limited Series and Made-for-TV Movies

LIMITED SERIES Big Little Lies (HBO) Fargo (FX) Feud: Bette and Joan (FX) Genius (Nat Geo) The Night Of (HBO) Could win: Fargo Should win: The Night Of Will win: Big Little Lies Should have been nominated: N/A MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE … Continue reading

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2017 Emmy Predictions: Drama

DRAMA SERIES Better Call Saul (AMC) The Crown (Netflix) The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) House of Cards (Netflix) Stranger Things (Netflix) This Is Us (NBC) Westworld (HBO) Could win: The Crown Should win: Stranger Things Will win: This Is Us Should … Continue reading

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2017 Emmy Predictions: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Atlanta (FX) Black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Modern Family (ABC) Silicon Valley (HBO) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Veep (HBO) Could win: Atlanta Should win: Master of None Will win: Veep Should have been nominated: The Good Place … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: September 2017

BEST BET – FILM Carol – 9/20 One of the best films of 2015 was this romance that got six Oscar nominations, which still wasn’t enough. Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt, this is an LGBT drama … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Aug 2017

BEST PICTURE Detroit Downsizing Dunkirk Goodbye, Christopher Robin The Greatest Showman Last Flag Flying Murder on the Orient Express The Papers Phantom Thread Wonderstruck The skinny: We always start with 10, because nobody knows anything at this point. The only … Continue reading

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