Category Archives: Reviews

Oscar Re-Do: 2007

You know the drill: Winners in bold, then we break it down. BEST PICTURE Atonement Juno Michael Clayton No Country for Old Men There Will Be Blood Should have won: No complaints here Not even nominated: Zodiac The debate still … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 Feb 2018

NEW SHOWS The Joel McHale Show – “Pickler, Pebbles, Pillows and Priestley” / series premiere (B+) Literally everything you loved/hated about The Soup, just with fewer S&P restrictions. There’s even a mini-Community reunion, though Gillian Jacobs was curiously absent. Crashing – … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Feb 2018

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Crashing – “Too Good” (A) The best episode of the season thus far, though I may have said that before. This one takes place over the course of one eventful night (and I am such an easy … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Feb 2018

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Porter Got HBO” (A-) The funniest and most important episode of the season, with Pete finally realizing he’s stuck in an insanity spiral: doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results. He’s leaving … Continue reading

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Things I Wrote: January 2018

I’ve been doing a terrible job at linking out to things I’ve written for other sites, and that changes this year. So each month, I’ll do a round-up of articles and reviews I’ve contributed to other places. Here’s this month’s: REVIEWS … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Will Ferrell/Chris Stapleton” (B) I’m grading this on a curve, since that’s a requirement for a show that can vary wildly from week to week and sketch to sketch. Ferrell is arguably the greatest performer … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Jessica Chastain/Troye Sivan” (B+) Another consistently solid episode. That makes two in a row, which is something of a miracle. Chastain is both game and breathtaking in every sketch, even if they’re better in concept … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2018 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. Call Me by Your Name – Supporting Actor “Nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot.” And boy did I feel weak after knowing one of our greatest character … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 14 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Sam Rockwell/Halsey” (B+) One of the show’s most consistent episodes in a while, with Rockwell gamely playing whatever was required of him. Unsurprisingly, its reliance on pre-filmed bits was a major factor. Crashing – “The Atheist” … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “The Fifth Wheel” (A-) Its resolution is much too tidy and it features an absolutely dreadful monologue from Randall, but the rest of the episode – most of it set in just two locations, … Continue reading

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