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Review of “Major Grom: Plague Doctor”

* * C This Netflix film, dubbed from Russian, is based on a Russian comic book. It follows a renegade overachieving Saint Petersburg police man, his rookie partner, and a plucky reporter as they battle the mysterious Plague Doctor, a … Continue reading

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The Death of Mass Market Television–Hooray!

Steven Zeitchik of the Washington Post declares The TV hit isn’t just dying — it may already be dead. Is it? I will comment. On one level, “Mare of Easttown” was a smashing success. The Pennsylvania-set crime series starring Kate … Continue reading

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Series Review: “Collateral” (mild spoilers)

* D Collateral is a Netflix/BBC four part miniseries crime drama about the police investigation of the London murder of an illegal immigrant pizza deliveryman. There is little good to say about this series. The quality of the production is … Continue reading

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Review of “The Last Days of American Crime

* D This near future science fiction film, based on a graphic novel, has a premise that I found hard to suspend my disbelief for. That is, the US government is about to roll out nationwide mind control that prevents … Continue reading

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Series Review: “Marcella”

* * * B Marcella is a British Netflix series about a stay at home mother who, when her husband leaves her, returns to her job as a homicide detective. Played by Anna Friel, Marcella first investigates a serial killer … Continue reading

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Review of “The Umbrella Academy” (season 1)

* * * * A The Umbrella Academy, a new series on Netflix, is based on a comic book written by Gerard Way, the former front man of the rock band My Chemical Romance. It tells the story of a … Continue reading

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Review of “Jessica Jones” (season 2)

 * * C Season 2 of Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix continues her story after the events of “Defenders”. Unlike the second season of Daredevil, Jessica Jones season 2 had a single compelling story arc. The side arc involving Jeri … Continue reading

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Review of “The Titan”

 * * C The Titan is the latest movie made exclusively for Netflix. It’s a science fiction film set in 2049, in a future where the Earth is failing. A scientist, Prof. Collingwood (Tom Wilkinson), comes up with a reckless … Continue reading

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Review of “Travelers” (season 2)

* * * B Travelers continues to deliver. The second season involves two major conflicts: the first traveler, and the faction. There are plenty of new wrinkles, including the director’s ability to overwrite someone multiple times to allow “retries” when … Continue reading

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Review of “One Punch Man” (season 1, sub)

* * * B I just finished watching season 1 of the anime “One Punch Man”, available on (Canadian at least) Netflix. The series is Japanese, but has high quality English subtitles. The premise of the series is that the … Continue reading

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