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Category Archives: Television

In the Afterglow: HBO’s Chernobyl

CHERNOBYL. A Five-part miniseries. Directed by John Renck. Created and written by Craig Mazin. HBO and Sky-UK. In the 1980s, the Soviet Union was a nation in deep decay: not … Continue reading

June 4, 2019 · 2 Comments

Buster Scruggs Puts the Best of the Coen Brothers On Display

THE LEGEND OF BUSTER SCRUGGS. Netflix. Produced by the Coen Brothers. The Legend of Buster Scruggs ain’t a good movie. That’s not to say it ain’t good; it is. In fact, … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Deep Welles: A Review of Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil popped up on my ‘have you seen…’ page on Netflix, and I recalled that I saw the original, chopped up by ads and edited so there would be … Continue reading

September 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Godless Recreates the Western In Stunning Fashion

GODLESS. Netflix, 2017. Written and directed by Frank Scott. Jack O’Connell as Roy Goode; Michelle Dockery as Alice Fletcher; Scoot McNairy as Bill McNue; Merritt Wever as Mary Agnes McNue, … Continue reading

September 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Film Sequels Worth A Second Look

INCREDIBLES II. Director and Writer: Brad Bird. Starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell. Produced by Pixar/Disney. COBRA KAI. Created by: Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. Starring … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rounding Up the TV Scene

The problem with television is that it has so many good shows these days. Makes you miss the old “vast wasteland days” doesn’t it? No, me neither. There are plenty … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

American Gods

AMERICAN GODS. STARZ. 8 Episodes. Airing Sundays. In The Guardian, the reviewer who was trying to describe Neil Gaiman’s American Gods was a bit flummoxed. “What genre is this?” he wanted … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Search For Simon: A Rare & Meaningful Adventure

THE SEARCH FOR SIMON. Produced and Directed by Martin Gooch. Produced by Louis Savy. Starring Sophie Alred, Lucy Clements, Carol Cleveland, Millie Reeves and Noeleen Comiskey. Leomark Studios/MVD Entertainment Group. … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Strain

THE STRAIN. FX. 13-part series. Produced by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro. Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Mía Maestro, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Jack … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment
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