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Ted Lasso

We’ve been holding out for a hero for some time now, but in the midst on unprecedented political corruption and staring down the barrel of a deadly virus outbreak that’s been going on for eighteen months, Ted Lasso arrives with perfect timing to capture the hearts and minds of an utterly exhausted public. Inspired by […]

Ted Lasso
Drama

Netflixable? Teen Italians, in love and facing tragedy — “Caught by a Wave”

Young love is tested by illness and honesty issues in “Caught by a Wave,” a scenic Italian romance set against a sailing backdrop. The leads are pretty and the locales romantic, but the scenario is generic and the pacing funereal in this dry-eyed weeper of rehab and regattas. Sailing camp on the isle of Favignana […]

Netflixable? Teen Italians, in love and facing tragedy — “Caught by a Wave”
Comedy

Dugan: Happy Gilmore (1996)

Billy Madison was Adam Sandler’s most vital film, but Happy Gilmore was his most polished. In fact, Billy Madison nailed Sandler’s comic persona so purely and perfectly that it was almost a dead end, forcing Sandler to scramble for ways to reinvent and reimagine his toddler persona over his next few films. Billy Madison was […]

Dugan: Happy Gilmore (1996)

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