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The Defenders Proves That We Need Fewer Superhero Teamups

The Defenders Proves That We Need Fewer Superhero Teamups


Maybe I’m the wrong person to write about superhero stuff in 2017. Guys, really: I just can’t watch superhero things without finding big philosophical flaws in their makeup and intent. I’m afraid to sit through the second season of Jessica Jones when it airs next year, even, though then again, Jessica is the best thing about The Defenders, … Continue reading

Bingeworthy Breakdown: Gypsy

Bingeworthy Breakdown: Gypsy


I know it is unfashionable for men to talk about sex and arousal in context with pop culture, but I’m a big dummy who doesn’t know what’s good for him, so I went ahead and did exactly that for The Playlist’s Bingeworthy Breakdown feature, in which I say a bunch of smart stuff, and smartass … Continue reading

Review: Tramps, 2017, dir. Adam Leon

Review: Tramps, 2017, dir. Adam Leon


Tramps, to me, represents the double-edged sword of Netflix; with it, filmmakers like Adam Leon get to work, but they also don’t get to show their movies in actual theaters. I don’t know how I feel about that. (Wait: Yes I do! Bad. I feel bad about that.) If that’s the trade-off for Leon making … Continue reading

The 20 Best Westerns on Netflix

The 20 Best Westerns on Netflix


I must confess that I found the utter dearth of really great Western films available for streaming on ye olde Netflix not only perplexing, but disturbing. You’re telling me that Netflix can’t manage to put twenty great Western films up on its site, and instead can only manage to put a much smaller number than that, plus … Continue reading

Review: The Discovery, 2017, dir. Charlie McDowell

Review: The Discovery, 2017, dir. Charlie McDowell


I really liked Charlie McDowell’s The One I Love, so imagine my disappointment when I watched The Discovery and found that it’s a pile of reluctant, hedging, self-doubting faux-spiritual feel-good nonsense. (“Feel-good” might be a stretch, but boy, the movie bends over backwards to get in as many cheap hugs as possible.) I didn’t hate it, but … Continue reading

The 50 Best Romantic Movies on Netflix

The 50 Best Romantic Movies on Netflix


I wrote a thing! I wrote another thing! This time I wrote a thing for a list, in which the best romantic movies available for streaming on Netflix are delineated; I only wrote one thing for this list, but it’s a good thing (of course) for a good movie, L’auberge Espagnole, a movie I haven’t thought … Continue reading

The 10 Best War Movies On Netflix

The 10 Best War Movies On Netflix


Netflix is the business these days, isn’t it? Look at me, for instance, all covering a pair of new Netflix releases earlier this month, all getting ready to cover a couple more in April; over the last handful of years the streaming giant has gone from being little more than a digital library for forgotten, … Continue reading

Review: Burning Sands, 2017, dir. Gerard McMurray

Review: Burning Sands, 2017, dir. Gerard McMurray


It’s a thing in the entertainment biz that if a movie about subject A is released into the pop cultural wilds, inevitably another movie about the same subject will be released shortly thereafter. To wit: Andrew Neel’s Goat opened in theaters last September, detailing the intimate particulars of fraternity hazing rituals and rites of initiation. It’s … Continue reading

Paste’s 29 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2017

Paste’s 29 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2017


A couple years back, I wrote a review of Justin Simien’s awesome feature debut, Dear White People, and assholes on the Internet decided that the best response to a film so named was to drop a bunch of racist-as-fuck comments in the comments section, without really reading the review (or seeing the movie, obviously). My editor … Continue reading

TV Review: Luke Cage, Episodes 1.11, 1.12, & 1.13, “Now You’re Mine”/”Soliloquy of Chaos”/”You Know My Steez”

TV Review: Luke Cage, Episodes 1.11, 1.12, & 1.13, “Now You’re Mine”/”Soliloquy of Chaos”/”You Know My Steez”


Well: That’s it. Luke Cage‘s first season is over. It’s done. Finished. Complete.  It went out well. I struggled with episodes five through seven, and I wish that the show had bothered to bring in Diamondback sooner; to use Stokes’ knowledge of Luke’s real identity against him; to pit Luke’s ideal of Harlem against Stokes’ and … Continue reading