Xoan-Carlos Leon

Xoan-Carlos (XC) Leon is a former writer for the Financial Times and currently a UK-based financial editor at a US investment bank. A Film Studies minor, XC has a longstanding interest in European and Latin America film and manages several social media sites specializing on the film of Wes Anderson.
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The French Dispatch

This is the most Andersonian of Wes Anderson’s movies so far, and arguably his most ambitious work to date. If you haven’t enjoyed his movies in the past The French Dispatch might not be for you.

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Industry

Industry is a series fueled by greed, drugs, sex, and money, and provides all of these ingredients in Federal Reserve-sized quantities. There’s never a dull moment.

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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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Dolores

A gripping history lesson that also sheds light on the methods, risks, and compromises required to organize and sustain a movement.

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The Mandalorian

If the notoriously fractious Star Wars fandom can agree that The Mandalorian is a worthy torchbearer as the franchise heads into an uncertain future, it’s got to be worth checking out. 

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WTF: WandaVision Episode 8 “Previously On”

This week’s penultimate episode seemed to move the series back into feature-film territory, with exposition via flashback sequences to fill in the gaps between the movie franchise and the series.

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The Best of Netflix: March 2021

March Picks: The best of Netflix releases include documentaries, crime thrillers, and a hidden-camera road-trip comedy.

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I Am Greta

Surprising and inspiring, I Am Greta is a testament to the power of one voice — no matter the age.  Watch it with the disenchanted young student in your life.

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The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

This YA love story uses its time-loop premise to explore the human condition and how time defines us in ways we can’t perceive, because we’re too close to it.

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Belgravia

A riveting show that will delight any fan of Downton Abbey, Belgravia marries a gripping story with compelling characters, lush sets, and beautiful costumes, proving that when it comes to costume dramas, Julian Fellowes is simply the best.

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Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father

Though part of traveling is being able to tick off historical sites and iconic landmarks, the other part of it is about who you share it with and how these experiences impact your relationship.

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Licorice Pizza

A collection of engaging moments that will elicit a range of reactions from laughter to confusion and will keep you wanting to stay in this world for a little over two hours.

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The Righteous Gemstones

A brilliant and sardonic look at the gaudy world of televangelism filled with quick one-liners and surprisingly heartfelt moments.

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The Lost Daughter

The Lost Daughter proves that Gyllenhaal has a gift for directing and screenwriting. She’s made a film about real, complex people that sticks with you.

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Archive 81

Archive 81 is a binge-worthy, well-paced horror/sci-fi series that will keep viewers intrigued and filled with anticipation during each of its eight gripping episodes. It’s edge-of-your seat good!

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The Shows and Movies We’re Looking forward to in 2022

We asked some of our contributors about their most anticipated shows of 2022. Read on for their picks, and feel free to add your own.

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Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets is a dark and potent cocktail, mixing genres in a way that makes it fresh and different from anything you’ve seen before. It digs deep into the human psyche, testing the boundaries of what its characters (and audience) can endure, but also keeps you wanting more.

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The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog delivers amazing vistas and performances, some of which may still be seared in the mind after viewing. There is a uniqueness in the story and in the acting, thanks to the joint efforts of Campion and Cumberbatch.

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