Why Aren’t You Watching: Barry

Hey, you there – sitting on the couch trying to distract yourself from the trashfire current events of 2018. Question for you. Why aren’t you watching Barry? Why You Probably Aren’t: I mean I don’t know, maybe you are?? The truth is that despite being a dear, old friend, TV and I just aren’t as close as […]

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“Happy Valentine’s Day, no one!” Ten romantic-ish popculture recommendations for February.

“Love loves to love love,” or something like that. What is it about February 14th that brings out the grinch in me? The gender-normative stereotype reinforcing? The forced sappiness and craven branding of emotional expression? The sugar crash that inevitably awaits me after I eat an entire box of cheap chocolates at work that day? […]

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October Watch-a-thon, Day 4

It Follows, Available for streaming on Netflix Hi. Cheating again. It Follows came out in 2014, and since then I’ve been talking about it to whoever would listen. It has a brilliant, original concept and commits to its story and characters in a way that’s rare in horror. There are no cheap thrills in It Follows, […]

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OCTOBER WATCH-A-THON, Day 2

American Horror Story, Season 1 “Murder House” Available for streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime It’s day 2 of October Watch-a-thon and I’m already cheating. This feels right. Here’s a slightly tweaked repost of something I wrote back in 2014 about why the first season of AHS is really the only one you need: Most […]

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(Cold) War: What is it good for? The Americans Season 5 questions everything.

We’re one episode away from Season 5 finale of The Americans, FX’s critically acclaimed drama about a family of deep cover Russian spies living in Virginia during the height of the Cold War. And from there, we’re only one season away from the show wrapping up for good, an ending that producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields […]

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Unfridged: Female comic characters break out, break the rules and (hopefully) break the box office

*mild spoilers ahead for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2* In a movie that features a  killer arrow controlled by whistling, an impossibly cute dancing tree branch AND Chris Pratt’s abs, would you believe it if I told you the best scene is two sisters working out their relationship issues? There’s a LOT going on […]

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