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Streaming Picks: June 2020

FILMS Top Picks Shirley – Hulu 6/5 First up is Neon’s Sundance hit, with another great performance from Elisabeth Moss. She plays horror author Shirley Jackson (“The Lottery,” “The Haunting”) in this fictional take on her life, one that’s a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 May 2020

NEW SHOWS Mrs. America – “Bella” (A) By focusing on Bella Abzug (Margo Martindale), the show hones in on the dangers of compromise. Often times compromise can be beneficial. But make too many concessions and your movement gets watered down … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 May 2020

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Warrin’ Priests, Part 2” (B-) A lackluster ending to a promising episode. The Bible verse showdown and megachurch gags were pretty good, though. Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (B) Exactly what I’ve come to expect … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Apr 2020

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Warrin’ Priests, Part 1” (B+) Pete Holmes arrives as writer and guest star in this two-parter about a more tolerant minister who comes to Springfield and wins the souls of many of its inhabitants, forcing … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: May 2020, Part 1

I’ll be doing a big preview of HBO MAX when/if they reveal a full list of what will be available at launch. This post will cover the Big Three (Netflix, Hulu, Prime). FILMS Top Picks Inferno – Prime 5/1 Monster … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Apr 2020

NEW SHOWS Killing Eve – “Management Sucks” (B) Some strong individual scenes, including Villanelle’s latest kill and Fiona Shaw’s incredible scene eating lunch in her car, but it doesn’t quite come together as a whole. Better Call Saul – “Something … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Apr 2020

NEW SHOWS Killing Eve – “Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey” (B+) / season premiere I’m not sure what this show’s harsher critics are looking for. While the show won’t be as good as it was in the first season, it’s still … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Apr 2020

NEW SHOWS Better Call Saul – “Bagman” (A) An absolutely phenomenal episode from a terrific season, bringing in the big guns (Vince Gilligan) to direct a harrowing and thrilling survival episode, with Jimmy and Mike stranded in the desert after … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: April 2020

While I originally had intended to come back next week with a special post, I decided to end my sabbatical a little early to bring y’all some streaming picks, seeing as many of us are still quarantined. Also, be sure … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2020

Once again, I’m going off the Academy’s eligibility lists, so several movies I would have considered for some awards aren’t represented here. I’ve also seen too few animated, foreign language and documentary films to fill out those categories, so I’m … Continue reading

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