Category Archives: Previews

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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Netflix Picks: September 2016

BEST BET – FILM High-Rise – 9/1 One of my favorite films of 2016 thus far isn’t for everyone. In fact, it’s not for most people. You have to be on its sadistic, pitch-black comic wavelength. I was, and found myself … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks — 15 August 2016

BEST PICTURE Allied Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk The Birth of a Nation Fences La La Land LBJ Loving Manchester by the Sea Patriots Day Silence The skinny: A total shot in the dark, since exactly zero of these movies … Continue reading

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