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2018 in Review: The Best and Worst Movies

Another incredible year for film, even if there’s a lot more “very good” and less “great” than years past. If there was an overarching theme in 2018’s movies, it was the struggle to hold onto one’s identity. Your surroundings might … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

While some performers could have held their titles from last year, I’m opting not to do any repeats. Better to spread the love. Actor in a Drama Series Jason Bateman, Ozark The king of snark isn’t really showing a new … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best Shows – Honorable Mentions

With so much TV now, I had trouble cutting off my top 10. That left me with a surplus of great shows I needed to honor in some way. So here are my 15 honorable mentions, standout episodes that were … Continue reading

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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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