Glen Weldon

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'Hollywood' Serves Up A Progressive Alt-History Parable, Thinly Sliced

Friday, May 01, 2020

Noble-minded (and determined you don't forget that) but glibly made, the latest Ryan Murphy Netflix miniseries offers an alternate history in which brave Hollywood types change the world.

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'We're Here': It's Queer. You Could Get Used To It

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Three charismatic drag queens storm a series of small towns in HBO's six-episode reality series that's better at documenting joy than jerking tears.

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'Run,' Do Not Walk: HBO's New Smart, Spiky, Sexy Comedy/Thriller

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Merritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson play a pair of ex-lovers who reunite impulsively, abandoning the commitments they've made in the years since they broke up.

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The 'Schitt's Creek' Finale Gave David A Happy Ending

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

The gentle Canadian sitcom with the rabid international fanbase came to an end last night after six seasons. Included: A tearful wedding, many tearful goodbyes and one last weird Moira pronunciation.

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Short Attention Span Theater: A Quick Look At Quibi's Launch Titles

Monday, April 06, 2020

The streaming service "designed specifically for your phone" launches with 50 shows — and over 100 more on the way. Here are our highlights from the opening batch.

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Wanted: Stories With Happily Ever Afters - Here's Where To Start Looking

Thursday, March 26, 2020

In uncertain times, we want stories that reassure us that everything will be okay. Here are some books, films, plays and TV shows that believe in Happily Ever After.

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Immersive, 'Open-World' Video Games To Get Lost In At Home

Friday, March 20, 2020

Here are recommendations for pleasant, immersive video games now that old hands, as well as the dilettantes among us, have more time to play them.

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Head Back To Hyrule: When This World Is Uncertain, Return To Game Worlds That Aren't

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Troubling times can lead you back to wander the hills and valleys of vast videogame worlds you've already beaten — or abandoned.

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'Onward': Timid Teen On A Mythic Quest For Elf-Assurance

Thursday, March 05, 2020

The opening minutes of Disney/Pixar's latest animated film are Disney-Channel cheesy, but as soon as Onward starts highlighting the comic physicality of its characters, it finds itself.

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Tech Bubble: 'Devs' Is Stylish, But Hollow At The Center

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Writer/director Alex Garland's techno-thriller limited series tries to be many things at once, but it parcels out its pulpy delights sparingly, in favor of ponderous navel-gazing.

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'Slow Burn' Captures The Drip-Drip-Drip Of Watergate

Sunday, February 16, 2020

By focusing on figures who "played roles in the story that are larger than history remembers" this gripping adaptation of a hit podcast reminds us how slowly the Watergate scandal unfolded.

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'Birds Of Prey' Is A Fun, Fast, Feathery Mess

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Like its main character Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Birds of Prey is frenetic and wildly uneven — but the bone-crunching fight scenes zip by so fast it never wears out its welcome.

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Star Boors: Humanity Is Cruising For A Bruising In Sci-Fi Comedy 'Avenue 5'

Sunday, January 19, 2020

It takes HBO's space-cruise comedy (from the creator of Veep and The Thick Of It) a while to find its footing — but that's understandable, given how wonky the ship's gravity turns out to be.

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Meet 'The New Pope,' Same As 'The Young Pope'

Sunday, January 12, 2020

It's got a new title and a new lead actor, but everything else about writer/director Paolo Sorrentino's series — a soapy, deeply weird peek under the papal robes — remains intact.

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Highly Specific Superlatives: TV And Movies From 2019

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

NPR's All Things Considered best of 2019 lists are going highly specific this year. Up first: highly specific superlatives from TV and movies.

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NPR's Favorite Movies Of 2019

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Parasite, Knives Out, Avengers: Endgame, Little Women and Marriage Story are among the year-end list of 20 films that NPR critics loved the most.

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'The Rise Of Skywalker' Makes For An Exciting, Exhaustive, Effortful Ending

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The final chapter in "The Skywalker Saga" returns J.J. Abrams to the director's chair, and the result, while overstuffed with characters and plot, delivers on space-operatic action.

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NPR's Favorite TV Shows Of 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

Series such as Fleabag, Watchmen and Succession highlight our pop culture critics' list of the 19 best television and serial streaming programs of 2019.

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Superman Reveals His Identity To The World

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Fans of Superman know he's really the bookish Clark Kent, but on Wednesday he revealed his identity to the world within the comics.

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'Frozen II' Lets It Go ... Darker

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Yes, there's another earworm-ballad, but the sequel at least attempts to course-correct for the pernicious princess obsession that Disney unleashed on the world in the first place.

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