A decade at the movies is serious business. When the 2010s began, Avatar had just opened in theaters. It went on to top the all-time box office and spawned the short-lived resurgence of 3D, a fad that has mostly died out (again). Netflix, then known for its DVD rental services, was just beginning to expand […]
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“Inspired by the true stories of daring women.”
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And so we’ve come to the end. Of Season One, anyway. And it’s time to think about what we’ve been Looking at all this while.
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There’s only one episode left in Looking‘s first season, and unless they really fuck it up (which is entirely possible), it will go down as a lop-sided debut, with the first four episodes getting off to a wobbly and largely disappointing start, while the final four gave us something that was much more promising. “Looking […]
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Last week’s “Looking For The Future” was the first time in Looking‘s still-brief run that the show actually took a narrative and creative risk, allowing a single date between Patrick and Richie to sustain an entire episode. Some found it the epitome of the show’s nothingness, its willingness to let the mundane create drama. Others, […]
Read More ‘Looking’ For A Boyfriend: “Looking In The Mirror”
Okay, here we go. We’re now officially more than halfway through Looking‘s first season, and we’ve finally gotten the series’ first pretty great episode. Sure, Looking‘s detractors can still complain that nothing happens — in fact, even less happens on a plot level in “Looking For The Future” than does in previous episodes — but […]
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When I first heard HBO’s new gay show would be set in San Francisco, I thought it was a bit strange. A gay show set in San Francisco, really? What is this, 1985? As it turns out, the creators of Looking really do seem stuck in 1985, and thus, in “Looking For $220 An Hour,” […]
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It only took three episodes for Looking to get around to having some actual conflict. And… maybe… a point.
Read More ‘Looking’ For The Point: “Looking At Your Browser History”
Sup? U looking for now? Hello? Dude? U there?
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It’s that time of year again, folks! What I like to call “movie Christmas.” And like an actual holiday, the Academy Awards often end up as more of a disappointment than anything else — any Oscars handed out to not-so-great nominated films like Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and The Iron Lady can be chalked […]
Read More The Not-Oscars 2011
Is it me, or were 2011’s movies more united by theme this year than is usual? Nostalgia was the big one, with several titles capitalizing not just on our nostalgia of a past era, but of movies from a past era — from silent films to Spielberg blockbusters and everything in between. Films like The […]
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