TV & Streaming – NOW Magazine Mon, 07 Dec 2020 17:34:53 +0000 Mon, 07 Dec 2020 17:34:53 +0000 en-US Kevin Ritchie, Norman Wilner and Kelsey Adams What’s new to VOD and streaming this weekend Including reviews of I Am Greta, Martin Eden and Werner Herzog’s latest travel documentary

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Norman Wilner TV review: Star Trek: Lower Decks is trying a little too hard The first animated Star Trek series in 47 years explores strange new worlds, and makes fun of them

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Norman Wilner What to stream this weekend: July 31 – August 3 NOW’s critics are watching new films from Manele Labidi and Jay Baruchel, and also the new season of The Umbrella Academy.

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Norman Wilner TV review: Wynonna Earp is back for season 4 and it hasn’t lost a step After a two-year hiatus, the supernatural Western returns for more enthusiastic monster-fighting, idiosyncratic characterization… and real feeling

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Norman Wilner What to stream this weekend NOW critics pick the best new TV shows and movies available to watch on VOD and streaming platforms

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Norman Wilner TV review: Apostle mines decades of English genre cinema Dan Stevens and Michael Sheen are nicely matched in Gareth Evans’s bloody good Netflix movie

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Rachna Raj Kaur TV review: Docuseries First Contact tackles anti-Indigenous racism Three-part APTN show that sends six intolerant Canadians to Indigenous communities across the country is eye-opening

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Norman Wilner TV review: BoJack Horsemans fifth season is brilliant BOJACK HORSEMAN: SEASON 5 (multiple directors). All 12 episodes streaming on Netflix Friday (September 14). Rating: NNNNN The fifth season of Raphael Bob-Waksbergs brilliant animated series, set in a world where humans and anthropomorphic animals coexist, returns with a shocking twist: everybodys kind of okay. Alcoholic, depressive superstar BoJack Horseman (voiced as always by Will

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Susan G. Cole TV review: You Are Here proves the enduring power of the Come From Away story The real-life Ganderites who welcomed stranded passengers during 9/11 are as compelling as their musical counterparts

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Norman Wilner TV review: How does John Krasinski’s Jack Ryan compare to his predecessors? On the eve of the Tom Clancy reboot featuring The Office star as the CIA analyst-turned-action-hero, we weigh in on the actors who played him before

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Chris Rattan TV review: Random Acts Of Flyness uses its late-night slot to critique modern America Terence Nance’s avant-garde sketch comedy series tackles “the beauty and ugliness of contemporary American life”

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Chris Rattan TV review: Insecure: Season Three is beginning to get repetitive Issa Rae’s series could probably coast on its wit, social commentary and cast, but its characters seem stuck in the same situations

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Norman Wilner TV review: Better Call Sauls fourth season is so good Walter White doesnt need to come calling BETTER CALL SAUL: SEASON 4 (multiple directors), returns Monday (August 6) at 9 pm on AMC and streaming at Rating: NNNN People keep asking Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould whether Bryan Cranstons Walter White and Aaron Pauls Jesse Pinkman will appear on their Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul, because that would be cool.

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Norman Wilner TV review: Who Is America? lets Sacha Baron Cohen humiliate people… again In his new Showtime/CraveTV series, the provocateur captures the cynicism of modern media culture, but John Oliver and Samantha Bee do it regularly with more grace and a lot more responsibility

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Norman Wilner Why Marvel Netflix shows always run out of ammunition Luke Cage’s second season, like other Marvel series, has stop-and-start pacing and supporting character arcs that don’t move the main plot forward

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Glenn Sumi TV review: Ali Wong’s hilarious new Netflix special hits the comedy mother lode Stand-up quashes every sentimental stereotype about mother-child bonding in taped-in-Toronto show Hard Knock Wife

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Norman Wilner Jason Sudeikis is a revelation in the Netflix road trip movie Kodachrome Mark Raso’s film has a familiar premise, but it’s rarely been done as well as this

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Norman Wilner TV review: Netflix’s Lost In Space reboot takes a while to find its bearings It’s better than the 1998 feature film and the silly 60s series, but this new version has some navigational issues, especially around flashbacks

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Kevin Ritchie TV review: Al Pacino and his fake nose can’t save Paterno biopic HBO drama skims the surface of the Penn State sex-abuse scandal and the football coach who may have allowed it to happen

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Glenn Sumi Darcy Michael Goes To Church is the queer stand-up special you’ve been praying for Just For Laughs’ new comedy series on CraveTV begins with a bang… and a bong

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