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TV Recap: May 29-June 4, 2022

NEW SHOWS AND SPECIALSNorm Macdonald: Nothing Special (A-)Though initially unpolished, this posthumous special shows Norm was sharp and hilarious right up until the end. I passed on hearing commentary from the likes of Dave Chappelle afterward, but the hourlong special … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: June 2022

FILMSTop PicksBrazil – Peacock 6/1Paths of Glory – Paramount+ 6/1The Card Counter – HBO Max 6/10The Mist – Netflix 6/22Last month I focused on comedy’s because there was so much awfulness in the world. Well, guess what? Shit got worse! … Continue reading

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TV Recap: May 22-28, 2022

NEW SHOWSBetter Call Saul – “Plan and Execution” (A) / mid-season finaleA breathtaking episode that pays off every little moment of this half-season so far. Patrick Fabian gives the best performance of his career here, which makes the final seconds … Continue reading

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TV Recap: May 15-21, 2022

NEW SHOWSAtlanta – “Tarrare” (A-) / season finaleA big swing that mostly works thanks to Zazie Beetz’s committed performance. There’s been something off with Van all season, and this finale reveals a true detachment from reality that’s alternately hilarious and … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: May 2022

FILMSTop PicksBlack Dynamite – Paramount+ 5/1Forgetting Sarah Marshall – Hulu 5/1Top Secret! – HBO Max 5/1Walk Hard – Peacock 5/1There’s a lot of awful shit going on in the world, so here’s four comedies that are guaranteed to make you … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: April 2022

FILMSTop PicksSaved! – Prime 4/1Spartan – HBO Max 4/1While there are some bonafide classics streaming this month, I wanted to highlight some underrated films from 2004. Saved! is a personal favorite, a gentle satire of Christian education that is absolutely … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2022

BEST PICTUREBelfastCODADon’t Look UpDrive My CarDuneKing RichardLicorice PizzaNightmare AlleyThe Power of the DogWest Side Story Will win: The Power of the DogCould win: CODAShould win: Drive My CarShould have been nominated: Mass The skinny: CODA seems to be surging, picking … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2022

BEST PICTUREAnnetteThe Card CounterDrive My CarThe French DispatchLicorice PizzaMassNine DaysThe Power of the DogWest Side StoryThe Worst Person in the World BEST DIRECTORLeos Carax, AnnetteRyusuke Hamiguchi, Drive My CarWes Anderson, The French DispatchJane Campion, The Power of the DogSteven Spielberg, … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Mar. 13-19, 2022

BINGEINGReacher – Season 1 (B+ average) Is Reacher good? That’s debatable. Is Alan Ritchson the right build to play Jack Reacher? Absolutely. Is it weird this season is set in Georgia yet filmed in Canada? Most definitely. Reacher is often … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: March 2022

FILMSTop PicksDrive My Car – HBO Max 3/2West Side Story (2021) – Disney+ and HBO Max 3/2Would you look at that? Two of the year’s best movies, according to me and the Academy. While a three-hour Japanese movie might be … Continue reading

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