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Streaming Picks: December 2020

FILMSTop PicksEyes Wide Shut – Hulu 12/1 Mank – Netflix 12/4Sound of Metal – Prime 12/4 Stanley Kubrick’s final film has returned to Hulu, just in time for a supremely fucked up holiday season. If you’ve been putting it off, … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Nov 2020

BEST PICTURE Da 5 BloodsMa Rainey’s Black BottomMankMinariNews of the WorldNomadlandOne Night in MiamiThe Trial of the Chicago 7 The skinny: We already have our first victim of bad reviews: Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy. Netflix’s adaptation of J.D. Vance’s controversial … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Oct 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “What I Know” (A) / season finale A jam-packed finale that could serve as a fitting series closer. Its emotional beats are earned and its “girl power” moment is a million times more effective (and violent) … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 Sep 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker” (B+)Felt a bit too on-the-nose, but it’s not the show’s fault the real world is run by white supremacists trying to start a race war. CURRENT SHOWSThe Boys – “The Bloody Doors … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: October 2020

FILMSTop PicksA Knight’s Tale – Prime 10/1The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Netflix 10/16 Bad Hair – Hulu 10/23 First up is one of the most rewatchable movies of the 21st Century, a rousing period comedy about jousting. Sure, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Sep 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “We Gotta Go Now” (A)Homelander was terrifying on his own. But now that he’s teamed up with Stormfront, that’s white supremacist terrorism with superpowers. Yikes.

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Emmy Guide 2020: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIESCurb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) Dead to Me (Netflix)The Good Place (NBC)Insecure (HBO)The Kominsky Method (Netflix)The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime)Schitt’s Creek (Pop) What We Do in the Shadows (FX) Should and will win: Schitt’s Creek Could win: The Marvelous Mrs. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 Sep 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men” (A)A deeply fucked-up hour-plus, as some characters get a brief moment of tenderness before having the rug pulled out from under them again. Few, if any, … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: September 2020

FILMSTop Picks The Bank Job – Hulu and Prime 9/1 I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Netflix 9/4 If you haven’t seen Roger Donaldson’s excellent heist movie, it’s a hidden gem. And it’s a bit smarter than your typical Jason … Continue reading

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