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Streaming Picks: June 2019

FILMS Top Picks True Grit (2010) – Hulu and Prime 6/29 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Netflix 6/26 The Coen Brothers’ take on the John Wayne Western is one of the best remakes of all time, featuring phenomenal performances from Jeff … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Documentary Now! – “Any Given Saturday Afternoon” (A-) / season finale This is what was missing from “Long Gone.” This episode, about three former bowling champions competing for one last tournament has all the gags and all the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Mulaney” (A) / series finale As a season finale, it’s perfect. As a somewhat abrupt series finale, it’s still pretty satisfying. While I’m sad the show is ending on what is clearly not its own turns, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “The Christian Tour” (B) The stuff on the tour is great, but the break-up and subsequent roasting by a quartet of female comedians feels a little tacked on. This Is Us – “The Graduates” (B-) A … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS The Oscars (B+) After all the debacles, this hostless show made for pretty good television, moving along briskly with no segments that leave you thinking, “When is this going to be over?” (Well, except for that excruciating speech … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “The Clown Stays in the Picture” (B+) A funny diversion episode, where we learn of Krusty’s ignominious time as a director of a sci-fi epic, during which Homer and Marge served as grunts. It’s a … Continue reading

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2017 Emmy Predictions: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Atlanta (FX) Black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Modern Family (ABC) Silicon Valley (HBO) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Veep (HBO) Could win: Atlanta Should win: Master of None Will win: Veep Should have been nominated: The Good Place … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 July 2017

CURRENT SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 8” (A-) I won’t even begin to say that I understood any of it, but I was mesmerized, which might just be the point. BINGEING Big Little Lies (A- average) The most scathing indictment … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: April 2017

BEST BET – FILM Win It All (2017) – 4/7 Small Crimes (2017) – 4/28 I missed both of these when I was down in Austin for SXSW, but I love that Netflix is funding and finding homes for indie … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 Sept 2016

OLD SHOWS Documentary Now! (Season 1) “Kunuk Uncovered” (A) “The Eye Doesn’t Lie” (A-) “A Town, a Gangster, a Festival” (B-) “Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee” (A) Other than the muted “A Town, a Gangster, … Continue reading

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