Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Two Word Reviews - Q1 2020

The first installment of Two Word Reviews (patent pending) for tv shows, movies, and music for 2020, covering the first quarter (January, February, and March):

MOVIES
Sicario - effectively brutal
The Two Popes - charming performances
Justice League - please stop
Bohemian Rhapsody - woeful accuracy
Yesterday - fun premise
Knives Out - delightful whodunit

MUSIC
Green Day: Father Of All... - decent single
Supergrass: The Strange Ones 1994-2008 - steady quality
Stone Temple Pilots: Perdida - better shorter
Guided By Voices - Surrender Your Poppy Field - classic jams
Ozzy Osbourne: Ordinary Man - pretty ordinary
Greg Dulli: Random Desire - dark magic
Pearl Jam: Gigaton - needed updates
Windy and Carl: Allegiance and Conviction - short bliss
Baby Chaos: Ape Confronts Cosmos - sweet riffage
The Boomtown Rats: Citizens Of Boomtown - more misses
Noel Gallagher: Blue Moon Rising EP - welcome change-up
Tricky: 20,20 - solid minimalism

TELEVISION
Killing Eve, Season Two (Hulu) - less coherent
The Good Place, Season Four (NBC) - proper conclusion
All Or Nothing: Philadelphia Eagles (Amazon) - always insightful
The Outsider, Season One (HBO) - ominous excellence
Broad City, Season One & Two (Hulu) - manic genius
The Chef Show, Season Three (Netflix) - still delicious
Drunk History, Seasons One to Four (Hulu) - so funny