Best Movies of 2016

Best Movies of 2016
This was an extremely hard year to pick my favorite movies of the year. Not only were there too many movies I loved, even this late into the new year there are many 2016 movies I still want to see. But, I feel like I’ve seen enough (46, to be exact) to confidently say there... Read more »

2017 Golden Globe Predictions

2017 Golden Globe Predictions
Awards season is here and first up, that are televised anyway, are the Golden Globes. The largely inconsequential Golden Globes. But, while these awards have very little to do with the rest of awards season, they do tend to be a lot of fun thanks to the colliding worlds of TV and film and the... Read more »

The Best TV Shows of 2016

The Best TV Shows of 2016
You can feel it in the air, its the most magical time of the whole year… the unveiling of the Official Mainville Report TV Awards! And, due to the overwhelming amount of fantastic to fair TV crowding the airwaves, these prestigious awards have grown to include more categories than ever before. Also, I’m terrible at narrowing... Read more »
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Good Girls Revolt Review

Good Girls Revolt Review
Three of my most favorite things, in no particular order, are TV, feminism and the period of drastic cultural change and fantastic fashion that occurred between the mid 60s and late 70s. So to say Good Girls Revolt is within my wheelhouse is a drastic understatement. It literally is my wheelhouse. Good Girls Revolt, Amazon’s... Read more »

Fall TV Premieres: Lady Drama Edition

Fall TV Premieres: Lady Drama Edition
More new shows premiered this week and they all had one major thing in common; they were all female led dramas! Cheers to that. And none of them sucked. Double cheers to that! Although none of them were too spectacular either. Oh well, we can’t have it all. Below the shows are ranked from good... Read more »

Easy Review: Each Episode Ranked from Good to Great

Easy Review: Each Episode Ranked from Good to Great
Joe Swanberg has made a career out of relationships. His filmography is full of small stories of love and friendship and marriage that always manage to say something much bigger. So its no surprise that his first foray into television is a bunch of small stories about relationships of every kind that add up to... Read more »
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Fall TV Premieres: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Fall TV Premieres: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
It is fall TV time once again and this week was chock full of new series vying for out attention. But which ones really deserved it? Let the following list guide you on your small screen journey. The Good This Is Us (NBC): This show has no right to be as good as it is.... Read more »

2016 Emmy Predictions

2016 Emmy Predictions
As the world’s greatest athletes take the stage in Rio, armed only with years of practice and preparation to prove themselves the best, I too stretch out my opinionating muscles and prepare for my own version of the Olympics. Here, dear readers, are my 2016 Emmy predictions. DRAMA OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES Game of Thrones Mr.... Read more »

Series Premiere: The Night Of Review

Series Premiere: The Night Of Review
HBO’s latest drama, The Night Of, promises to be a crime drama/mystery/divisive look at our criminal justice system, but in order to get to all of that there needed to be a murder in the first episode. And that proved problematic. The Night Of opened by introducing us to Naz (Riz Ahmed), a young, smart... Read more »
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Outlander Season 2 Finale Review: Dragonfly in Amber

Outlander Season 2 Finale Review: Dragonfly in Amber
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen the Season 2 Outlander finale, “Dragonfly in Amber.” I know I’ve complained heavily this season about the lack of tension and stakes given the flash forward that began this season, but… I’m gonna have to complain a little more. While I love being thrust into 1968,... Read more »