Category Archives: Television

Supernatural: Season 2, Episode 15: “Tall Tales”

Directed by Bradford May Written by John Shiban When something works, it just works. And when it works once, hopefully it works repeatedly. I’ve read Jane Eyre probably 20 times. It always works. I’ve seen What’s Up, Doc? probably 200 … Continue reading

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Supernatural, Season 10, Episode Hamster-Necklace Redux?, Open Thread

I am buried in screenings for the Tribeca Film Festival, and hope to see the new episode at some point today. Carry on!

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March 2015: Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 2, Episode 14 “Born Under a Bad Sign” (2007; J. Miller Tobin). A re-watch for my re-cap. Tales of Hoffmann (1952; Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger). Saw a screening of the lushly-colored new restoration print at the Film … Continue reading

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Supernatural: Season 10, Episode More Peril, Please. Open Thread.

Catch ya on the flip side.

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Starsky & Hutch Unleashed

It’s Paul Michael Glaser’s birthday today and my friend Mitchell posted this photo on Facebook, commenting: “No wonder why I loved this show.” The photo has made my day. I want it framed on my wall.

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Transparent wins Best Comedy Series at GLAAD awards

Transparent creator Jill Soloway accepted the GLAAD award for Best Comedy Series last night in a beautiful and fun speech, the stage crowded with cast/writers/crew/producers. And yes, my good friend Alex is up there as well. Congratulations to everyone! I … Continue reading

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Supernatural: Season 2, Episode 14: “Born Under a Bad Sign”

Directed by J. Miller Tobin Written by Cathryn Humphris “Born Under a Bad Sign” is a fake-out, a tricky “Gotcha!”, it leads you down the wrong path, giggling behind its hand, and then it laughs in your face when the … Continue reading

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Supernatural, Season 10, Episode Whatever: Open Thread

I had hoped to get the “Born Under a Bad Sign” re-cap up today, but had a couple of work things I had to do – all good stuff that I’m excited about, but time-consuming. I should probably work on … Continue reading

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Supernatural: Season 2, Episode 13: “Houses of the Holy”

Directed by Kim Manners Written by Sera Gamble Faces. It’s all about the Faces. You know Kim Manners studied and knew his Cassavetes. On the one hand, “Houses of the Holy” is a very bizarre episode, undeniably powerful and yet … Continue reading

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February 2015: Viewing Diary

Two Days, One Night (2014; Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne). My friend Dan referred to the movie as a “Sunday school lesson” and, you know, I can see his point. But I found it absolutely riveting, one of the best portraits … Continue reading

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