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After “The Punisher,” and “Stranger Things” “Alias Grace,” and “Mindhunter,” Netflix is on a serious roll of quality programming and therefore the Bingeworthy™ Breakdown is back and busier than ever. This week, we’re looking at Scott Frank’s western &#…

There is a moment in “Justice League” when one of the assembled heroes exclaims “Booyah!” to celebrate the satisfactory conclusion of a particularly gruelling action sequence. Until that point, the film simply runs numbingly on the low end of the DC Fi…

When it comes to Pixar Animation Studios, it’s not just enough for them to come up with charming, low-impact confections like this summer’s “Cars 3;” animation aficionados and casual viewers demand to be transported. And it&#821…

Now seems like a good time for a new take on “Murder on the Orient Express.” Sidney Lumet had memorably adapted the Agatha Christie novel (originally published in 1934) back in 1974 (Ingrid Bergman won an Oscar for her role in the film) but…

Over the past 17 years Dan Hennah has had quite a career working as either the art director or production designer on most of Peter Jackson‘s films. Their memorable collaboration on “King Kong” as well as the “Lord of the Rings&…

The sex in season two of “The Girlfriend Experience” is even less sexy than the sex in its first, if you can believe it. It’s not supposed to be sexy, of course, or titillating. It’s provocative, as graphically staged sex scenes should be, but showrunn…

Hike up your petticoats and knot up your kerchiefs, because it’s time for another Bingeworthy Breakdown! This time we’re spotlighting “Alias Grace,” a co-production between Netflix and the CBC that hit Canada earlier this fall, but comes to Netflix on …

The pumpkins are being taken off the porch, and Thanksgiving and holiday season decorations are going. ‘Tis the season for staying in from the old, or avoiding relatives by binge watching a series or three. And there will be plenty to choose from…

Despite some films that played well to critics, the end of October fizzled out slightly in terms of quality new releases, but at least we could all stay in and binge “Stranger Things 2.” Luckily, November kicks off in a big way, with films …

Before 1960, horror movies were, shall we say, a little more prudent and followed, more or less, conventional narrative structures and genre tropes that never crossed the line into the full-on taboo. The ’60s was the decade when ratings boards we…