Monday, July 15, 2019
Black Mirror Smithereens

A Comment on Black Mirror’s ‘Smithereens’

Be warned: spoilers ahead. Consisting of only three episodes, the fifth season of Black Mirror became available on Netflix on June 5. The second episode of this latest season is called Smithereens....

Conclusions: ‘Castle Freak’ Doesn’t Have to Be a Good Movie to Be a Good...

I re-learned a few things this week, of varying degrees of utility and relevance. Paramount, perhaps, in my re-education, is the fact that a holiday weekend donks up my schedule to...
Handmaid's Tale recap "Under His Eye"

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Shows How the Women of Gilead Cope with Its Various Atrocities

Gilead is a tough place to be a woman. And I know—that’s a statement even Captain Obvious would roll his eyes at. But what The Handmaid’s Tale really wants us to...

Hypothesis: ‘Castle Freak’-Twas Beauty Slayed the Beast!

Hi, my name is Kelly and you may remember me from such bad ideas as “what is Knife+Heart about, based solely on the trailer?”, and “oh, not that.” This week, I’ve...

‘Archer: 1999’ Makes a Strong Case for Fulfillment over Purpose (If You Look Hard...

Archer: 1999 Season 10, Episode 5: "Mr. Deadly Goes to Town" Everyone’s life should have purpose and meaning. There are many who believe that each person is given a specific purpose at...

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Continues: Ms. Osborn Goes to Washington

The Handmaid's Tale Season 3, Episode 6: "Household" The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t exactly feel-good television. We don’t expect it to be. It’s one of the best shows on TV right now, to...
July Movie Preview- 'Spider-Man: Far from Home'

July Movie Preview: Our Summer Sense is Tingling

So the usually consistent performance of films based on Marvel Comics didn’t come through last month with Dark Phoenix. Don’t expect that same disappointment amongst the July movies when Spider-Man: Far...

The (Other) iTunes $0.99 Movie of the Week: ‘Summer of 84’

Every week, the folks at iTunes find a movie they like and make it available to rent for the low, low price of $0.99. I’m here to tell you whether that...
knife+heart

Conclusions: ‘Knife+Heart’ Is the Frenchiest French Fest That Ever Frenched

And I was right. But also wrong. Nothing ever truly goes without saying, so loudly, emphatically and with all the gusto I can summon on a Thursday afternoon, allow me to...
Netflix July 2019, Coming and going, netflix originals

What’s Coming and Going on Netflix July 2019

Summer is here. No reason for you to stay inside, immerse your eyeballs in Netflix programming, and let your brain and body decay into atrophy, unless… you’re a vampire. In which...

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What’s Coming and Going on Netflix July 2019

Summer is here. No reason for you to stay inside, immerse your eyeballs in Netflix programming, and let your brain and body decay into...

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