Category Archives: Previews

2018 Emmy Predictions: Drama

DRAMA SERIES The Americans (FX) The Crown (Netflix) Game of Thrones (HBO) The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) Stranger Things (Netflix) This Is Us (NBC) Westworld (HBO) Could win: Game of Thrones Should win: The Americans Will win: The Handmaid’s Tale Should … Continue reading

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2018 Emmy Predictions: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Atlanta (FX) Barry (HBO) Black-ish (ABC) Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) GLOW (Netflix) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) Silicon Valley (HBO) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Could win: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Should win: Barry Will win: Atlanta Should have … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: September 2018

FILMS Top Picks Adaptation – Hulu 9/1 Chinatown – Prime 9/1 Hold the Dark – Netflix 9/28 The first two are great films that got nominated for quite a few Oscars in their day. The former contains the best performance Nicolas … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Aug 2018

Normally, I don’t do intros for these, but on August 8, the Academy announced they’re making some changes to shorten the length of the broadcast. Unfortunately, that shortchanges the brief time in the spotlight for the craftspeople who really make … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: August 2018

FILMS Top Picks The Informant! – Netflix 8/1 mother! – Amazon and Hulu 8/26 This exclamation point-heavy selection includes two of the most underrated movies of the last decade. The former includes Matt Damon’s best performance (you heard me) as … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: July 2018

FILMS Top Picks The Brothers Bloom – Amazon and Hulu 7/1 Go – Hulu 7/1 Her – Netflix 7/29 You might have heard Rian Johnson’s name in the last six months. As the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: June 2018

FILMS Top Picks The Age of Innocence – Amazon 6/1 Blue Like Jazz – Amazon and Hulu 6/1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Netflix 6/26 Three for you this month, one on each of the major services. The first … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: May 2018

FILMS Top Picks Thief – Hulu and Amazon 5/1 Coco – Netflix 5/29 (Academy Award winner) I, Tonya – Hulu 5/31 (Academy Award winner) Thief is Michael Mann’s searing debut, featuring one of the all-time great villain performances, and impressive … Continue reading

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The Optimist’s Summer Movie Preview 2018

Marvel has thrown down the (Infinity) gauntlet, by moving their big tentpole to kick off the summer movie season back to the end of April. It traditionally started around Memorial Day, and moved up to the first weekend of May … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: April 2018

FILMS Top Picks 50/50 – Hulu 4/1 Mystery Team – Amazon 4/1 The Florida Project – Amazon 4/1 (Academy Award nominee) Call me indecisive, but I just couldn’t pick between all these films, which I adore for different reasons. 50/50 … Continue reading

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