Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 15 Apr 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “John Mulaney/Jack White” (A-) Former writer John Mulaney (creator of some of my favorite characters and sketches) returns to the show as host, and lets his freak flag fly, with hilarious sketches about revenge … Continue reading

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30 Before 30: The Recap

Last year, I had just turned 29, and I was realizing how much my film education was sorely lacking. Sure, I’ve probably seen far more films than many of my friends will ever see, even if I stopped seeing movies … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Apr 2018

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “The Puzzle Master” (B+) A solid “normal” episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, with Jake and Amy collaborating on their last case before she gets promoted to sergeant. We also get a rare Holt-Gina pairing, which leads … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Apr 2018

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “The Box” (A+) The best episode the show has ever done. Masterfully stages an interrogation of a murder suspect (Sterling K. Brown, who has locked up this year’s Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy) … Continue reading

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Things I Wrote: February and March 2018

So I failed to keep up with this two months in a row, so here’s a refresher on my published works for February and March. REVIEWS Entanglement – Fresh Fiction The Party – Fresh Fiction Gringo – College Movie Review A Wrinkle in … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Three Scenes (Plus a Tag) from a Marriage” (B+) Another relationship ret-con episode, but one that isn’t trying to go for dramatics or pathos. It’s just a well-executed, very funny exercise in keeping things semi-fresh. Bonus … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Bill Hader/Arcade Fire” (B+) A couple sketches whiffed on the promise of their premise, but Hader is so good in all of them. Like much of the cast, I was in stitches pretty much … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Sterling K. Brown/James Bay” (B+) Just two years ago, he was killing it among other well-established actors in The People v. O.J. Simpson. Now, the man has two Emmys and is giving it his all … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Roast Battle” (A-) / season finale I knew exactly where it was going from the jump, yet it was still devastating when it got there. I hope Jamie Lee returns in Season 3, because she was … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Feb 2018

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “NACA” (A) In just 30 minutes, it pulls off the extreme difficulty of making really bad jokes be really funny, as well as staging just an incredible fight between Pete and Ali about not just their … Continue reading

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