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V.28 No.37 | 9/12/2019
“Keira, who are you wearing?”

Film Review

Official Secrets

Government whistleblower drama is realistically disappointing

Official Secrets isn’t as thrilling or tragic or uplifiting as you might hope. It’s just a bummer—the exact sort of bummer we’ve come to expect these days from our government.
Reel World

Reel World

International Cinema

Check out the ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series, a Scooby Doo movie marathon, Vietnam: An Inner View and The Medicine in Marijuana.
A Very Brady Renovation

Idiot Box

Building a Flashback

“A Very Brady Renovation” on HGTV

More than 45 years after the iconic TV series “The Brady Bunch” was canceled, HGTV went out and spent $3.5 million ($1.6 million over asking price) for the original “Brady House.”
Warigami trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.36 | 9/5/2019
Reel World

Reel World

Get It On

Enjoy the It: Chapter Two party, Whip It, Singin’ in the Rain and a Breakdown Services training seminar.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Idiot Box

My Fantasy

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” on Netflix

Lushly conceptualized, smartly written, wonderfully acted and enchantingly directed, “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” is the perfect fantasy escape—even if you aren’t lucky enough to be a child of the ’80s.
The Spy trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.35 | 8/29/2019
After the Wedding

Film Review

After the Wedding

American remake of Danish film milks the mama drama

The story of people whose best intentions often end up steamrolling over the lives and emotions of others is both touching and universal, but overall, After the Wedding lacks the teary-eyed impact you'd expect.
Reel World

Reel World

Head Out on the Highway

This week there's Powwow Highway, “Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee”, a filmmaker mixer and ¡Cine Magnifico!
Stumptown

Idiot Box

Fall Into TV

Broadcast Networks set premiere dates

September is upon us, and that means the big broadcast networks will be opening the gates on a new fall season of dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. So what do we have to look forward to, and when can we see it?
Maigret trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.34 | 8/22/2019
“Why couldn’t we have played Pokémon Go?”

Film Review

Ready or Not

Devilish black comedy is a real killer

With its mix of old and new, familiar and unexpected, silly and shocking, Ready or Not ends up as an audaciously unconventional exercise in genre cinema that plays out like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre as penned by Agatha Christie.

Reel World

Sanctuary!

See The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tortilla Soup paired with a menu of incredible food items, another food pairing but with an unspecified movie and “Raúl Juliá: The World’s Stage”.

Idiot Box

Cash From Chaos

“On Becoming a God in Central Florida” on Showtime

Occasionally uncomfortably close-to-home, but consistently, energetically nerve-jangling, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” is right on the money.
Hitsville: The Making of Motown trailer

Week in Sloth

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