Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Two Word Reviews - Q2 2020

The second installment of Two Word Reviews (patent pending) for tv shows, movies, and music for 2020, covering the second quarter (April, May, June):



MOVIES
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - insane fun
Good Boys - solid laughs
Onward - worthy journey
Beastie Boys Story - interesting format
Extraction - average action
A Secret Love - moving story
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette - shockingly funny
Jay & Silent Bob Reboot - okay nostalgia
Ad Astra - disjointed story
Cosmic Psychos: Blokes You Can Trust - wild ride
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga - midlevel Ferrell

MUSIC
Danzig: Danzig Sings Elvis - producer needed
Fu Manchu: Fu30, Pt 1 - killer riffs
Godzillionaire: Negative Balance - fuzzy fun
Local H: Lifers - another banger
Ultimate Fakebook: The Preserving Machine - infectious energy
Fiona Apple: Fetch The Bolt Cutters - welcome return
EOB: Earth - missing pieces
Coriky: Coriky - above average
Michael McDermott: what in the world... - crafted rage
Giants Chair: The Streets EP - more please
Christian McNeill: Trapped On The Planet Part One - big songs
Tim Burgess: I Love The New Sky - cool weirdness
The Nixons: Sonic Boom - surprisingly agile
Moby: All Visible Objects - missing personality
The Vapors: Together - pop hits
Magnetic Fields: Quickies - mostly works
The Lickerish Quartet: Threesome, Volume One EP - mind melters
Shiner: From Schadenfreude - heady excellence
Moviola: Cuss and Scrape - scrappy goodness
Hum: Inlet - holy shit
Silver Sun: Switzerland - killer craft

TELEVISION
Schitt's Creek, Season Six (Hulu) - don't stop
Altered Carbon, Season Two (Netflix) - significant improvement
Tiger King (Netflix) - jaw dropping
Westworld, Season Three (HBO) - shifting quality
Avenue 5, Season One (HBO) - occasionally hilarious
The Handmaid's Tale, Season One (Hulu) - difficult watch
Future Man, Season Three (Hulu) - hit landing
Queer Eye, Season Five (Netflix) - strong season
Upload, Season One (Amazon) - defied previews