Category Archives: Previews

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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Netflix Picks: August 2015

BEST BET – FILM Sleepy Hollow (1999) – 8/1 Rarely has material and director been so suited as Tim Burton and Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Yet, Burton throws any attempt at fidelity right out the window in … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: July 2016

BEST BET – FILM The Big Short (2015) – 7/6 The Armor of Light (2015) – 7/7 You want to get angry? These films will get you angry. The former is the Oscar-winning story of how the banks bet on … Continue reading

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Emmy Voters, Don’t Forget About These Great Potential Nominees

With more shows and eligible nominees than ever before, a comprehensive Emmy guide like I’ve done in the past would take weeks to assemble. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead, I’ve opted to highlight the folks who may get … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: June 2016

BEST BET – FILM Spotlight (2015) – 6/22 This year’s Best Picture winner is a knockout, with a stellar cast that, for most of its runtime, steers away from grandstanding and focuses on the victims of this unspeakable tragedy and … Continue reading

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