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2018 in Review: The Best Shows and Specials

TOP 10 SHOWS 10. Sharp Objects (HBO) Unlike Big Little Lies, Jean-Marc Vallée’s latest HBO miniseries took some time to get into. But once it established its Southern Gothic horrors, it became a haunting portrait of family abuse, and how … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: January 2019

FILMS Top Picks Across the Universe – Netflix 1/1 Annihilation – Hulu 1/5 Eighth Grade – Prime 1/13 Across the Universe is the unjustly maligned Beatles musical from 2007. Plot-wise, well, it’s best not to think about it. But Julie … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: December 2018

FILMS Top Picks Blue Velvet – Hulu 12/1 Roma – Netflix 12/14 Hereditary – Prime 12/27 Netflix and Prime are getting two of the best movies of the year, while Hulu has what’s probably my favorite David Lynch movie. Roma is Alfonso … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 Nov 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Steve Carell/Ella Mai” (B+) None of the sketches were truly great, but all none of them made me wish for a quick death, which counts as an improvement. Carell is a pro, but I’m … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Nov 2018

NEW SHOWS It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “Mac Finds His Pride” (B+) / season finale It’s hard to know exactly how to grade this episode. Until its last act, it’s an odd mix of heartfelt character development and gross sight … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: November 2018

FILMS Top Picks The Adventures of Tintin – Prime 11/1 eXistenZ – Hulu 11/1 The Other Side of the Wind/They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead – Netflix 11/2 The first two are underrated gems from the well-regarded careers of Steven … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Oct 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “Katie Girls” (A-) I didn’t quite love Kate’s anesthesia hallucinations, but any time the show focused on the fundamental decency of Jack, it becomes one of my favorite things on TV. And look at … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: October 2018

FILMS Top Picks Mulholland Dr. – Prime and Hulu 10/1 22 July – Netflix 10/10 You Were Never Really Here – Prime 10/26 If it took you several tries to get through David Lynch’s failed pilot/fever dream, you’re not alone. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 16 Sep 2018

NEW SHOWS It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot” (B+) No mere retread, this is one of the show’s smartest dumb episodes, commenting on everything from the very nature of all-lady reboots, to profiting off … Continue reading

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2018 Emmy Predictions: Limited

LIMITED SERIES The Alienist (TNT) The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX) Genius: Picasso (National Geographic) Godless (Netflix) Patrick Melrose (Showtime) Could win: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Should and will win: Godless Should have … Continue reading

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