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Monsieur Spade

Previewing Monsieur Spade 

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] Way back there in 1999, Clive Owen came onto my radar with a PBS-imported British series called Second Sight, about an inspector losing his eyesight. Around the same time, he also appeared in a series of bananas BMC commercial/mini movies called “The Hire” (which you can…

Lisey's Story

Previewing Lisey’s Story 

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] As an 80s kid, I cut my teeth on Stephen King miniseries from Salem’s Lot to the OG It and The Stand. Apple TV Plus dips a toe into that ouevre this Friday with an eight-episode TV adaptation of his novel, Lisey’s Story, headlined by Julianne…

The Knick “Get the Rope” 

Well, that escalated quickly. I’m not only talking about the riot. Phinny Sears approaches a black woman he thinks is a prostitute. He wants to convince her to become one of Bunky’s girls so he can get his cut, but both she and her man take offense to Phinny’s proposition….

The Knick “Start Calling Me Dad” 

  It was only a matter of time before someone learned what Edwards was doing in the basement. It makes sense that a person as dedicated and stubborn as Edwards (and maybe the fact that it’s Thackery is poetic as well), is the one to discover him. It’s interesting that Thack…