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Streaming Picks: July 2018

FILMS Top Picks The Brothers Bloom – Amazon and Hulu 7/1 Go – Hulu 7/1 Her – Netflix 7/29 You might have heard Rian Johnson’s name in the last six months. As the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

In an effort to highlight even more of the best TV of the year, I’ve added a Best Ensemble category. I spread the love a little bit this year, partly because there was a lot of turnover in my favorite … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best Shows and Specials

TOP 10 SHOWS 10. Godless (Netflix) Scott Frank’s Western takes full advantage (maybe too much advantage) of Netflix’s flexibility, with some episodes going on for more than 90 minutes, and others just barely 30. But even as he steps right … Continue reading

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2017 Emmy Predictions: Drama

DRAMA SERIES Better Call Saul (AMC) The Crown (Netflix) The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) House of Cards (Netflix) Stranger Things (Netflix) This Is Us (NBC) Westworld (HBO) Could win: The Crown Should win: Stranger Things Will win: This Is Us Should … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 June 2017

NEW SHOWS Veep – “Groundbreaking” (B+) / season finale The first time the show has incorporated flashbacks, and they’re pretty effective, including a non-awful Jonah Ryan. It draws a clear line to show that Selina was always craven, which makes her … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: June 2017

BEST BET – FILM Okja – 6/28 God bless Netflix. No, really. Who else would bankroll an environmental satire/kid-creature buddy movie from Bong Joon Ho? While booed at Cannes – mostly for its “They’re killing the theatrical experience!” B.S. – … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best Shows

Everything I wrote last year about not having enough time to watch everything – the rapid expansion of “Peak TV” – got even worse in 2017. I have a tie on this list AND I’m capping my honorable mentions at … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: June 2016

BEST BET – FILM Spotlight (2015) – 6/22 This year’s Best Picture winner is a knockout, with a stellar cast that, for most of its runtime, steers away from grandstanding and focuses on the victims of this unspeakable tragedy and … Continue reading

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2015 in Review: The Best Shows – Honorable Mentions

As I mentioned in my top 10, there were simply too many shows to keep up with. So here are the honorable mentions for the year, which includes the finest hours of many merely very good shows, as well as … Continue reading

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Drama

DRAMA SERIES Better Call Saul (AMC) Downton Abbey (PBS) Game of Thrones (HBO) Homeland (Showtime) House of Cards (Netflix) Mad Men (AMC) Orange is the New Black (Netflix) Should and could win: Orange is the New Black Will win: Mad … Continue reading

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