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TV Recap: Sept. 11-17, 2022

NEW SHOWSThe Handmaid’s Tale“Morning” (B-) / season premiere“Ballet” (A)The show has no more tricks up its sleeve, and Elisabeth Moss’s performance is no longer among the best on TV. I’m a little tired of the literal hand-wringing from June about … 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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Streaming Picks: September 2022

FILMSTop PicksPetite Maman – Hulu 9/6The Last Duel – Hulu 9/14The Outfit – Prime 9/16Ambulance – Prime 9/30House of Gucci – Paramount+ 9/30This month I’m spotlighting some movies from the last year you might have missed. While your mileage may … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: August 2022

FILMSTop PickLicorice Pizza – Prime 8/5One of 2021’s best and most prickly films is now widely available, for good and for ill. Paul Thomas Anderson’s sunny coming-of-age comedy is a joy to watch, though outrage-minded viewers will find plenty to … Continue reading

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2022 Emmy Picks: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIESAbbott Elementary (ABC)Atlanta (FX)Barry (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) Potential surprises:The Afterparty (AppleTV+) – new showblack-ish (ABC) – 4 nominationsCobra Kai (Netflix) – 1 … Continue reading

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TV Recap: July 3-9, 2022

NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “The Instant White-Hot Wild” (A) / season finaleBasically everything you could want from this crazy-ass, maximalist season. My only quibble are the codas, which sort of backtrack on the climax a little bit. Still, this show … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: July 2022

FILMSTop PicksBringing Out the Dead – HBO Max 7/1Dark Waters – Prime 7/1Dead Ringers – Prime and Paramount+ 7/1Se7en – Netflix 7/1Sorry to Bother You – Hulu 7/1I thought things were bad last month, but they’ve actually gotten so much … Continue reading

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TV Recap: May 29-June 4, 2022

NEW SHOWS AND SPECIALSNorm Macdonald: Nothing Special (A-)Though initially unpolished, this posthumous special shows Norm was sharp and hilarious right up until the end. I passed on hearing commentary from the likes of Dave Chappelle afterward, but the hourlong special … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: June 2022

FILMSTop PicksBrazil – Peacock 6/1Paths of Glory – Paramount+ 6/1The Card Counter – HBO Max 6/10The Mist – Netflix 6/22Last month I focused on comedy’s because there was so much awfulness in the world. Well, guess what? Shit got worse! … Continue reading

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TV Recap: May 22-28, 2022

NEW SHOWSBetter Call Saul – “Plan and Execution” (A) / mid-season finaleA breathtaking episode that pays off every little moment of this half-season so far. Patrick Fabian gives the best performance of his career here, which makes the final seconds … Continue reading

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