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TV Recap: June 12-18, 2022

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sorry for the delay. I thought this had already been published. NEW SHOWSBarry – “Starting Now” (A) / season finaleAn absolutely perfectly constructed season finale that could also serve as a perfect series finale. Hader once again upped … 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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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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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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The Best and Worst Movies of 2021

10. Annette (dir. Leos Carax)“So may we start?” This rock opera from Leos Carax and Sparks never quite reaches the heights of its opening number. (Then again, no movie this year could.) But its bold vision, catchy songs and singularly … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: February 2022

FILMSTop PickNightmare Alley (2021) – Hulu and HBO Max 2/1Unfortunately, Guillermo del Toro’s lavish adaptation of a pitch-black novel (co-written with Kim Morgan) floundered at the box office, despite operating at a level rarely seen these days. Fortunately, its quick … Continue reading

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The Best TV Performances of 2021

Best Actor in a Comedy SeriesGlenn Howerton, A.P. BioJack is basically Howerton’s Dennis from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but without the sexual deviance. He’s still an awful person, but a year-plus in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, has made … Continue reading

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The Best TV Shows of 2021 – Honorable Mentions

AnimaniacsWhen I saw the season premiere was rated TV-14, I figured it had to be a mistake. But then they got away with a “grab ’em by the pussy” joke, and I realized it was intentional. This second season pretty … Continue reading

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The Best TV Shows of 2021

I think I can be forgiven for avoiding tough dramas this year, which already had enough misery. Even the hour-long series I did watch had plenty of humor. What can I say? The year started with an attempted insurrection, but … Continue reading

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