Laurie Ulster

Laurie Ulster

Laurie Ulster is a freelance writer and TV producer who somehow survived her confusing adolescence as the lone female Star Trek fan in her Canadian middle school. She’s a contributing writer of What to Watch When from DK Books and a senior editor and podcaster at TrekMovie.com. She's also @floobish on Twitter.
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Star Trek: Lower Decks

An action-packed sci-fi comedy set in a Star Trek universe that it both reveres and lovingly mocks.

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Why Star Trek: Picard Works Better as a Binge

To understand the power of the Star Trek franchise, binge watch Picard. The time is right.

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Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, a Musical About Grief, Is Perfect for Our Time

At its heart, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is a musical about navigating grief. Because of that, it makes a beeline through the clutter of my thoughts and reaches straight into my heart.

Laurie Ulster

Laurie Ulster

Laurie Ulster is a freelance writer and TV producer who somehow survived her confusing adolescence as the lone female Star Trek fan in her Canadian middle school. She’s a contributing writer of What to Watch When from DK Books and a senior editor and podcaster at TrekMovie.com. She's also @floobish on Twitter.
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This is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist

Producers Colin and Nick Barnicle pace their true crime whodunit for maximum entertainment value, laying out pieces of evidence that build up to twists and reveals that make you feel like you’re watching The Departed.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap Episode 5: “Truth”

In the penultimate episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, titled “Truth,” we find out that the truth will set you free, if you can get past it pissing you off.

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Younger

This light and addictive comedy gives flight to the fantasy of getting a do-over to re-live your 20s, albeit with the wisdom and gratitude of mid-life.

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Judas and The Black Messiah: How Impactful Work Still Leaves Black Youth Behind

It’s nominated for six Oscars, just earned a BAFTA for star Daniel Kaluuya’s performance, and made history as the first film with an entirely Black team of producers to earn a Best Picture nomination from the Academy. But is the history depicted in Judas and the Black Messiah a completely reliable picture? Directed by Shaka

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Can the BAFTAs Predict the 2021 Oscar Winners?

Let us explore some of the big wins from across the pond and how they might affect this year’s Academy Awards, now less than two weeks away.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap Episode 4: “The Whole World is Watching”

This episode lays everything out on the table, with a gripping story about how great power can corrupt greatly, at any turn, revealing the strengths and vulnerabilities of each character.

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Mank

For a history lesson and trip down memory lane, movie fans should not skip Mank, a tribute to the cinematic legend of Citizen Kane.

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The Great Pottery Throw Down

Watching a group of craftsman create practical works of art before your eyes isn’t just entertaining, it’s a soothing escape from your day-to-day troubles.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap Episode 3: “Power Broker”

The exposition is very heavy in this one, because it has to be—there are only three episodes (!) left. It’s worth it just to see Zemo dancing, though.

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This is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist

Producers Colin and Nick Barnicle pace their true crime whodunit for maximum entertainment value, laying out pieces of evidence that build up to twists and reveals that make you feel like you’re watching The Departed.

Featured Image

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap Episode 5: “Truth”

In the penultimate episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, titled “Truth,” we find out that the truth will set you free, if you can get past it pissing you off.

Featured Image

Younger

This light and addictive comedy gives flight to the fantasy of getting a do-over to re-live your 20s, albeit with the wisdom and gratitude of mid-life.

Featured Image

Judas and The Black Messiah: How Impactful Work Still Leaves Black Youth Behind

It’s nominated for six Oscars, just earned a BAFTA for star Daniel Kaluuya’s performance, and made history as the first film with an entirely Black team of producers to earn a Best Picture nomination from the Academy. But is the history depicted in Judas and the Black Messiah a completely reliable picture? Directed by Shaka

Read More »
Featured Image

Can the BAFTAs Predict the 2021 Oscar Winners?

Let us explore some of the big wins from across the pond and how they might affect this year’s Academy Awards, now less than two weeks away.

Featured Image

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap Episode 4: “The Whole World is Watching”

This episode lays everything out on the table, with a gripping story about how great power can corrupt greatly, at any turn, revealing the strengths and vulnerabilities of each character.

Featured Image

Mank

For a history lesson and trip down memory lane, movie fans should not skip Mank, a tribute to the cinematic legend of Citizen Kane.

Featured Image

The Great Pottery Throw Down

Watching a group of craftsman create practical works of art before your eyes isn’t just entertaining, it’s a soothing escape from your day-to-day troubles.

Featured Image

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap Episode 3: “Power Broker”

The exposition is very heavy in this one, because it has to be—there are only three episodes (!) left. It’s worth it just to see Zemo dancing, though.