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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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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Get Started on your New Year’s Resolution with these Streaming Workouts

If your new year’s resolution is to get in shape these streaming workouts will get you off the couch without having to leave your home.

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Here’s Where the 2021 Oscar Nominees are Streaming

For those who are more likely to watch movies from their couches than a movie-theater seat, catching an Academy Award nominated film has never been easier.

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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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Behind Her Eyes

This twisty, sexy psychological thriller is like a well-acted, visually polished beach read for television that will keep you guessing right up to the end.

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The Best Shows to Watch on BritBox

From classic comedies and period dramas to current events and breaking news coverage, BritBox is truly a sampling of the best of British television.

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Coming 2 America

A wildly fun, all-star sequel to the 1988 comedy classic, Coming 2 America brings back the greatest hits of the original and adds in just enough fresh faces and hilarity to be worth the watch. A great three-generation family watch for the kids (11+), parents and grandparents.

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WTF: WandaVision Episode 9 “The Series Finale”

With its ninth and final episode officially out in the world, WandaVision is complete. And what a ride it was.

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Yellowstone

Yellowstone has secured its place in the cultural zeitgeist due to a strong cast, headed by Kevin Costner, and a true-to-life examination of how each character’s development impacts everyone around them.

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The Past, Present & Future of Paramount+

Paramount+ isn’t technically the newest house on the block—more like an extensive renovation of the previously existing property formerly known as CBS All Access—but it’s got some nice built-in features, and even more exciting upgrades coming in the future.

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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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