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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: 19 May 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “The Iron Throne” (B) / series finale For a casual fan, it was mostly satisfying. Though it’s clear this season was too rushed for all the emotional beats to have their maximum impact. Sansa … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Apr 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “The Long Night” (B+) One of the most epic, awe-inspiring things ever made for television is a bit undercut by its horrendous editing during the first siege. I’m sure the creative team think they’re … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: May 2019

FILMS Top Picks Suspiria (2018) – Prime 5/3 Crash (2005) – Hulu and Prime 5/5 Moonlight – Netflix 5/21 While Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s classic horror flick (my all-time favorite, in fact) isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: April 2019

Sorry for the delay. March was a crazy month that involved a lot of travel. The Criterion Channel launches on my birthday (April 8) and I’m hoping that’s one of my gifts. Might eventually add that to the list of … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: March 2019

FILMS Top Picks Tapeheads – Prime and Hulu 3/1 This mostly forgotten ’80s comedy has a very strong but very tiny cult, of which I am a part. It’s a delightful, goofy and clever buddy picture with John Cusack and … 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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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2019

This Oscar season has been crazy, and as I’ve covered before, there were a lot of egregious snubs this year. So here is how my nominations ballot would have looked. For the purposes of this, I’ve limited myself to the … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2019

If I was confused last year, this year I’m completely and utterly lost. The only things I’m sure about are “Shallow” winning Best Original Song and Roma winning Best Foreign Language Film. Any of this year’s other frontrunners losing to another nominee wouldn’t … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “The Secret” (A-) Another winner, even if I don’t buy into the hippie bullshit premise. Kat is such a positive force in Pete’s life that it’s been magical to watch. True Detective – “If You Have … Continue reading

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