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April 15, 2022

My Brilliant Friend Season 3

There have been some excellent series lately. And then there’s been My Brilliant Friend. Based on the Elena Ferrante Neopolitan novels, this is a glorious piece of profound, searing beauty.

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The Dropout

April 10, 2022

Now that all 8 episodes have dropped on Hulu, this gangbuster of a series makes for a terrific binge. Because this story of true, brutal ambition is impossible to stop watching.

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Deep Water

March 16, 2022

This erotic thriller is the kind of flick that will make you ache for the days when you could hang out in the theater lobby afterwards and talk it out. Because while this one may or may not run deep, it’s fun enough to want to hash out, even if the fun in watching just skims the surface.

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Marry Me

February 10, 2022

Improbable, goofy and plucked from the playbook, there’s still something irresistible about this high gloss rom-com. And, for all the cutesy stuff begging for your approval, what really makes this one work is its undeniable star, Jennifer Lopez.

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The Loneliest Whale

January 11, 2022

What could have been a somewhat interesting scientific journey, searching for a whale on its own in the vast seas, casts even wider ripples as it hits the screen today, during a time when so many of us feel cut off from our own, lonely and hungry for community.

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The 355

January 6, 2022

What was probably a well intentioned distaff take on the standard spy action picture feels more like an adequate throwback. Not smart enough to be a satire, not convinced enough to come at us like the real thing. It’s somewhere in the middle. And, right now, for some, that might not be so terrible.

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The Tender Bar

January 5, 2022

There are one and a half reasons to watch this coming of ager. For some, those may be enough.

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Being the Ricardos

December 19, 2021

I’m all for showing the love for Lucy (and Desi) but I’m not sure this homage will make us feel it.

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Nightmare Alley

December 14, 2021

Guillermo del Toro’s remake of the 1940’s film noir is appropriately creepy. It’s also weirdly cold, which, sadly, neutralizes the whole damn thing.

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And Just Like That

December 13, 2021

Too big and not Big Enough, the long awaited Sex and the City evolution pushes its embossed envelope in directions we need and some, maybe we don’t.

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