Category Archives: Previews

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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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks — 15 October 2016

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

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Netflix Picks: October 2016

BEST BET – FILM Mascots (2016) – 10/13 A new film from Christopher Guest is cause for celebration. Director of the most consistently, uproariously funny films in modern history, his mockumentaries are always side-splitting and endlessly rewatchable. BEST BET – … Continue reading

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2016 Emmy Predictions: Limited Series and Specials

LIMITED SERIES American Crime (ABC) Fargo (FX) The Night Manager (AMC) The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX) Roots (History) Should and will win: The People v. O.J. Simpson Could win: Fargo Should have been nominated: Show Me a Hero (HBO) … Continue reading

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2016 Emmy Predictions: Drama

DRAMA SERIES The Americans (FX) Better Call Saul (AMC) Downton Abbey (PBS) Game of Thrones (HBO) Homeland (Showtime) House of Cards (Netflix) Mr. Robot (USA) Should win: The Americans Could win: Mr. Robot Will win: Game of Thrones Should have … Continue reading

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2016 Emmy Predictions: Comedy

COMEDY SERIES Black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Modern Family (ABC) Silicon Valley (HBO) Transparent (Amazon) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Veep (HBO) Should and will win: Veep Could win: Black-ish Should have been nominated: Brooklyn Nine-Nine COMEDY ACTOR Anthony Anderson, … Continue reading

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