Category Archives: Reviews

Reactions to the 2023 Oscar Nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominations for the 95th Oscars on Tuesday. There wasn’t a whole lot to get too mad about. Seven of the 10 Best Picture nominees made my own top 10 list, … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Jan. 15-21, 2022

NEW SHOWSThe Last of Us – “When You’re Lost in the Darkness” (A) / series premiereAs a non-gamer, I didn’t know what to expect. Though as a fan of Chernobyl, my expectations were pretty high. This 90-minute pilot is about … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Jan. 1-7, 2023

BINGEINGThe Little Drummer Girl (A) While the acting is tremendous, the writing is taut and the production design is immaculate, what makes this one of the best literary adaptations ever is Park Chan-wook’s incredible direction. Even the quietest moments are … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Dec. 18-24, 2022

BINGEINGNewsRadio – Season 4 (A average)The finest workplace comedy’s last season with its MVP (Phil Hartman). The most consistently hilarious season. It’s so great that even a silly Titanic parody works like gangbusters.

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TV Recap: Dec. 11-17, 2022

NEW SHOWSThe White Lotus – “Byg” (A) / season finaleThis season has focused a lot on vague fissures and unseen interactions, which meant I wasn’t quite as enamored with it as I was with Season 1. But this finale pulled … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2022

CURRENT SHOWS & SPECIALSThe Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (B+)The first MCU Phase Four project that felt like its creative team actually gave a shit. It’s a total delight, free of the bullshit connective tissue to other content. Not … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Nov. 13-20, 2022

NEW SHOWSDocumentary Now! – “Trouver Frisson” (B+) / season finaleA heartwarming tribute to the films of Agnès Varda, and one of the few non-cynical entries of the show as the whole. I hope this isn’t the end of this brilliant … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Nov. 6-12, 2022

NEW SHOWSThe Handmaid’s Tale – “Safe” (B-) / season finaleThis season was even more frustrating than last season. You could almost feel the writers stretching this out for 10 more episodes, only to rush this finale that made the baffling … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2022

NEW SHOWSThe White Lotus – “Ciao” (B+) / season premiereNot quite as immediately gripping as the first season, but there’s still no shortage of where the show could go, even as some characters seem obvious replacements for Season 1’s awful … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Oct. 16-22, 2022

NEW SHOWSDocumentary Now! – “Soldier of Illusion” (A-) / season premiereThis show couldn’t be more niche, but I absolutely adore it and hope it runs for as long as the creative team wants to keep it going. This season premiere … Continue reading

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