It’s just about perfection. Anya Taylor-Joy lends a balance to the main character which I was not expecting. It’s not at all surprising that Chess is making a comeback. It’s downright sexy in this limited series.
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I so wanted to enjoy the reboot of Animaniacs, but four episodes in and I’m not sure that I’ll be persevering. A little Pinky & the Brain goes a long way. Likewise with the Warner siblings. Without the other characters of the original series it’s a lot of the same ol’ same old.
High Fidelity (2020)
The John Cusack starring film of the same name from 2000 was practically a right of passage for anyone who gave two shits about music and also suffered romantic heart break. The 2020 HBO series starring Zoë Kravitz is the rare update both honors the original, but gives plenty to its new audience. Hulu’s decisionContinue reading “High Fidelity (2020)”
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
With The Good Place coming to a close I was looking for something new to fill the “light, yet thought provoking” spot in my entertainment slate. Enter ZEP. I’d only ever seen What/If, the Renee Zellweger over the top soapy guilty pleasure and I wasn’t exactly impressed. Truth be told, I found her rather insufferableContinue reading “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”
A gleeful throwback to my teenage years, and parable of women and frenemies taking care of each other.
Queen Sugar (2016-)
I love this series. It’s equal parts joy, outrage, familial love, familial disappointment, community, and tension. Based on the debut novel of the the same name by Natalie Baszile, the story unfolds after the death of Charley Bordelon’s father, a sugar cane farmer. Louisiana has been fertile ground for both film and television in recentContinue reading “Queen Sugar (2016-)”
I enjoy a lot of Anna Kendrick’s projects so I was more than a smidge wary when I heard about this project: “An aspiring writer befriends her boyfriend’s sex doll and the two take on the world together.” Combine that preposterousness with Donal Logue and I can assure you I had very low expectations. IContinue reading “Dummy (2020)”
The Assistant (2019)
Dreary and formulaic, but still effective in its portrayal of the trials of a highly competent woman who works for a man who is barbaric in his abuse. Julia Garner is pitch perfect.
Should have been better than it was. Nothing was inherently wrong, but it just didn’t land well. Bill Skarsgård and Kyra Sedgwick were a bit wasted here, though their scenes together were squirm-worthy.