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Films on the to-do list

  • Black Widow
  • Chimes at Midnight
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Last Christmas
  • Remember Sunday
  • Shazam! 2
  • Spy Guys
  • Wonder Woman: 1984

Unsolicited opinions on popular culture are administered on the first Thursday of every month.

Film

The Bubble (2022)

Film review: The Bubble (2022), directed by Judd Apatow tl;dr: A less funny version of Tropic Thunder set at an English country hotel during lockdown.

TV

Vigil: Season 1 (2021)

TV series review: Vigil – season 1 (BBC, 2021) td;dr: A chilling thriller decidedly not made for people who find submarine narratives claustrophobic. CW: Claustrophobia

We Own This City (2022)

TV miniseries review: We Own This City (HBO, 2022), directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green tl;dr: Baltimore is back! It’s a lot like The Wire, while

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