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Homeland: Cherchez la femme

Saul catches up with an old friend. Elizabeth finally gets a win. Carrie is boss lady of her own private avengers. Carrie and Max watch a disappointing episode of her favorite live stream. We open with Saul, in a heavily…

Can we stop using the word "reboot"?

Looking at this year’s slate of movie reboots (including Death Wish, Tomb Raider, Venom, Robin Hood: Origins, and Mary Poppins Returns) made me come to a realization: Someday, Disney is going to reboot Star Wars…

Star Trek: Voyager “11:59”

So Star Trek: Discovery finally ended its hit-or-miss first season last month, which means I’m free to return to recapping terrible episodes of Voyager. Lucky me? My best guess is that the fifth season episode “11:59”, which originally aired…

Homeland: Their own private Alamo

Keane is ready to dump David. Saul has a very bad day. Carrie has a proposition for Dante. And Costa Ronin (Oleg) from The Americans drops by for a very special non-crossover. We open with Carrie watching her favorite live…

On watching movies in the age of #MeToo

So… did you hear the latest news about [insert male celebrity accused of sexual misconduct and just plain awful behavior toward women here]? The entertainment world continues to be rocked by revelation upon revelation that some of your…

Homeland: The morning after

This week on Homeland, Saul makes Brett an offer he can’t refuse, and then Brett refuses. Carrie finds a new white knight who has some baggage, because doesn’t everyone? And David Wellington is once again weaselly. Previously on Homeland,…

Homeland: Carrie's so-called life

Once upon a time, the opening credit sequence incorporated real world footage and voices. Obama might not have been the president of Homelandia, but we saw his image and heard him in the montage; Reagan and (Bill) Clinton too. It…

Black superhero movies, ranked

It’s the eve of the release of Marvel’s Black Panther, widely expected to break multiple box office records, not the least of which being the biggest superhero film of all time starring a black lead. In the tradition of…