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The Best Comedy Shows and Specials of 2021

Unsurprisingly, with the world upside down for another year, there weren’t a lot of stand-up comedy specials released in 2021 (though it did pick up in December). As such, I’m expanding this category a little bit to include some of … 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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Oscar Picks: January 2022

BEST PICTUREBeing the RicardosBelfastCODADon’t Look UpDrive My CarDuneLicorice PizzaThe Lost DaughterThe Power of the DogWest Side Story Falling off: House of Gucci, Nightmare Alley, The Tragedy of MacbethRising star: Spider-Man: No Way Home The skinny: Three stylish films from master … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: January 2022

For the new year, I decided to change up my format a bit. Instead of just cataloguing all the new arrivals on all the streaming services, I’m tailoring this to focus on things I’ve seen – or in the case … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Dec 2021

NEW SHOWSCurb Your Enthusiasm – “Igor, Gregor & Timor” (B+)Bill Hader shows up for some Russian-flavored shenanigans as we churn towards the finale. In a word, “shplendid.” It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia“Dee Sings in a Bog” (B+)“The Gang Carries a … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: December 2021

BEST PICTUREBeing the RicardosBelfastCODADon’t Look UpHouse of GucciLicorice PizzaNightmare AlleyThe Power of the DogThe Tragedy of MacbethWest Side Story Falling off: The Humans, King RichardRising star: The Lost Daughter The skinny: While King Richard certainly has a shot to return … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: December 2021

FILMSTop PicksDays of Heaven – Hulu 12/1Limbo – HBO Max 12/1The Power of the Dog – Netflix 12/1Edward Scissorhands – Disney+ 12/3Being the Ricardos – Prime 12/21 Recent SelectionsBordertown: The Mural Murders – Netflix 12/1Christmas Everlasting – Prime 12/1The East … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 31 Oct 2021

NEW SHOWSSuccession – “The Disruption” (A)Shiv, understandably, goes scorched earth on Kendall. But as always, all their outsized reactions are based on internal emotional wounds. That the show can execute this perfectly, and also have a big FBI raid and … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: November 2021

FILMSTop PicksRushmore – Prime 11/1 Passing – Netflix 11/10 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – Disney+ 11/12 The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain – HBO Max 11/19I’ve been wanting to revisit some of Wes Anderson’s work now that … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Oct 2021

NEW SHOWSTed Lasso – “Inventing the Pyramid of Success” (A-) / season finaleAfter a season that occasionally meandered, it ends on a mostly hopeful note. There were some things that still didn’t work about this season as a whole, but … Continue reading

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