Keep the Lights On

On Netflix Ira Sachs’s last movie was a critical darling but barely released. It’s a shame because it’s a beautifully shot, extremely sexy, but difficult love story. Erik (Thure Lindhardt) is a dilettante filmmaker who spends a lot of time having sex with guys he meets on phone sex lines, and Paul (Zachary Booth) is [...]

True Blood

dvr this HBO, Sunday, Aug. 24, 10 p.m. The series finale of the HBO hit comedic drama about a small Louisiana town, its vampires and the folks who love and hate them is finally here. All season, the writers have been wrapping up loose ends, pairing off lovelorn characters and settling old scores. Tara (Rutina [...]

Legends

dvr this TNT, Wednesdays, 9 p.m. After being killed off rather spectacularly in The Lord of The Rings and the season finale of the first season of Game of Thrones, gruff alpha male Sean Bean needed to get a role that would give him some longevity. In TNT’s new spy drama, Bean plays a master [...]

The Knick

dvr this Cinemax, Friday, Aug. 8, 10 p.m. Steven Soderbergh directs this TV show about a New York City hospital at the turn of the last century. Starring Clive Owen as the drug-addled chief of surgery and André Holland as the hospital’s first black doctor, the show is supposed to be bloody, tense and brilliant. [...]

Halt and Catch Fire

dvr this AMC, Sunday, Aug. 3, 10 p.m. In the season finale of Mad Men in the 1980s with Computers in Dallas, the team of craven salesman Joe (Lee Pace), bungling techie Gordon (Scoot McNairy), and punk-rock coder Cameron (Mackenzie Davis) are about to send their proto-laptop to the manufacturer. They have been at each [...]

Fever Pitch

dvr this On Netflix While I have almost no interest in sports, let alone the World Cup, I love sports movie. Fever Pitch is Nick Hornby’s film, based on his memoir, about his love for soccer, or as they say in Britain, “football,” and his love for women, and how these intertwine. Colin Firth plays [...]

C.O.G.

dvr this On Netflix This adaptation of the David Sedaris essay of the same name made barely a ripple when it was barely released in theaters last year. A sudden ending to the film is probably the reasons – it’s a strangely unclimactic climax – but until then, it’s an affecting story of a pretentious [...]

Extant

dvr this CBS, Wednesdays, 9pm The impossibly beautiful and supremely talented Halle Berry comes to TV in a Steven Speilberg-produced sci-fi mystery. She plays an astronaut who spends 18 months alone on a space station and returns to earth pregnant. And she has no idea how. ER vet Goran Visnjic also stars as her husband [...]

Wings (1927)

dvr this Turner Classic Movies, Friday, July 4, 11:15 p.m. The first-ever winner of the Best Picture award at the Academy Awards, Wings, directed by William Wellman, is ostensibly about two men rivalling each other for the affections of a woman, first in a small town and then as World War I flying aces. The [...]

The Leftovers

dvr this HBO, Sunday, June 29, 10 p.m,   Damon Lindelof, the producer of Lost, has taken Tom Perotta’s novel about the people in a suburban town left after the Rapture and turned it into HBO’s next prestige series. It’s hard to know how good the show will be, since Lindelof has famously ruined several [...]

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