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V.28 No.9 | 2/28/2019
Divide and Conquer: The Roger Ailes Story trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.8 | 2/21/2019

Idiot Box

Red Carpet Countdown

The Oscars on ABC

Believe it or not, you can start your Oscar binge seven hours before the official telecast.
This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.7 | 2/14/2019
Tito and the Birds

Film Review

Tito and the Birds

Brazilian cartoon paints a dark picture

Adults will certainly appreciate Tito and the Birds' visual brio—which reads like a children’s bedtime story run through a Museum of Modern Art nightmare machine.

Reel World

Love Story

Go to Soft Focus Screenings, see Awakening in Taos: The Mabel Dodge Luhan Story, or Sleepless in Seattle on a giant screen. And submit your film for the first funny fest.

Idiot Box

Mysterious Ways

“Miracle Workers” on TBS

Appropriately—given the setting—“Miracle Workers” ends up finding empathetic, energetic satire in odd places.
The Pacific: In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.6 | 2/7/2019
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Film Review

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Manic sequel builds on the original’s clever legacy

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part comes awfully close to meeting what amounts to some very high expectations. It’s surprising, funny, original and emotional. And like its predecessor, it’s a perfect film for kids and parents alike.
Andrew Heckler’s Burden

Reel World

Go Greene

Enjoy the Santa Fe Film Festival, Books to the Big Screen film series and the Tale Writers Screenwriting Program's live stage reading.
PEN15 trailer

Idiot Box

Tween Spirit

“PEN15” on Hulu

Funny and painful, relatable and real, “PEN15” is a sincere shoutout to the gangly, nerdy, uncomfortable teen in all of us.
Weird City trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.5 | 1/31/2019
Cold War

Film Review

Cold War

Oscar-nominated romance unfolds behind, in front of, the Iron Curtain

A sad ballad juxtaposing the intimate with the international, Cold War is a masterpiece of economy and image, mapping out the often seismic changes common to all affairs—the emotional as well as the political.

Reel World

Sexy Shorts

Go to the HUMP! Film Festival, Groundhog Day and The Quiet American. Take "Acting 101 For Screenwriters."
Sex Education trailer

Idiot Box

Teen Steam

“Sex Education” on Netflix

The British-made, Netflix-distributed series “Sex Education” basically reinvents the teen sex comedy by turning it into an opportunity to analyze modern teenage hangups about sex—and by extension, the hangups of Western Civilization in general.
Fortune Fights trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.