Category Archives: Previews

Final Oscar Picks 2023

BEST PICTUREAll Quiet on the Western FrontAvatar: The Way of WaterBabylonThe Banshees of InisherinElvisEverything Everywhere All at OnceThe FabelmansTÁRTop Gun: MaverickWomen Talking Dark Horse: Triangle of SadnessLong Shot: The WhaleTotal Shock: RRR The skinny: It’s a little funny to me … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: January 2023

I wanted to take a new approach for this column in 2023. There’s just way too much out there, and even last year I was still dropping way too many suggestions. This year, it’s all about curation. I’m still focusing … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: December 2022

BEST PICTUREAvatar: The Way of WaterBabylonThe Banshees of InisherinElvisEverything Everywhere All at OnceThe FabelmansTÁRTop Gun: MaverickThe Woman KingWomen Talking Falling off: Armageddon Time, She Said, White NoiseRising star: Triangle of Sadness The skinny: Despite underperforming even last year’s flop West … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: December 2022

This will be the last post in this format. Look for a more carefully curated version of this column coming next month! FILMSTop PicksThe Banshees of Inisherin – HBO Max 12/13Glass Onion – Netflix 12/23Top Gun: Maverick – Paramount+ 12/22Three … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – November 2022

BEST PICTUREArmageddon TimeAvatar: The Way of WaterBabylonThe Banshees of InisherinEverything Everywhere All at OnceThe FabelmansShe SaidTÁRWhite NoiseWomen Talking Falling off: Bardo, Empire of Light, The SonRising star: Top Gun: Maverick The skinny: After flopping at multiple festivals, the latest self-indulgent … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: November 2022

FILMSTop PicksDevil in a Blue Dress – Hulu 11/1Little Woods – HBO Max 11/1Top Five – Paramount+ 11/1Nope – Peacock 11/18 Other Recommendations2 Days in the Valley – Prime and Paramount+ 11/110 Things I Hate About You – Prime 1/128 … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: October 2022

FILMSTop PicksJacob’s Ladder – Paramount+ 10/1Jennifer’s Body – Prime and Paramount+ 10/1The Skin I Live In – Hulu 10/1Tremors – Peacock 10/1The Witch – HBO Max 10/1It’s spooky season, so I’ve highlighted some excellent horror movies. Jennifer’s Body and Tremors … Continue reading

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Emmy Predictions 2022: Drama

DRAMA SERIESBetter Call Saul (AMC)Euphoria (HBO)Ozark (Netflix)Severance (AppleTV+)Squid Game (Netflix)Stranger Things (Netflix)Succession (HBO)Yellowjackets (Showtime) Will win: SuccessionCould win: Squid GameShould win: Better Call SaulShould have been nominated: Evil (Paramount+) The skinny: The winner will come down to how long voters’ … Continue reading

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Emmy Predictions 2022: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIESAbbott Elementary (ABC)Barry (HBO)Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)Hacks (HBO Max)The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime)Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)Ted Lasso (AppleTV+)What We Do in the Shadows (FX) Will win: Abbott ElementaryCould win: Ted LassoShould win: BarryShould have been nominated: Reservation … Continue reading

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Emmy Predictions 2022: Limited/Anthology Series and Movies

LIMITED/ANTHOLOGY SERIESDopesick (Hulu)The Dropout (Hulu)Inventing Anna (Netflix)Pam & Tommy (Hulu)The White Lotus (HBO) Will and should win: The White LotusCould win: The DropoutShould have been nominated: Under the Banner of Heaven (Hulu) The skinny: Spring 2022 brought us a glut … Continue reading

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