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 Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy is a wildly imaginative take on the superhero genre, but it works mainly because of the strong characters and dysfunctional family at its core.

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Rutherford Falls

Rutherford Falls is a clever and sweet satire similar to Michael Schur’s other half-hour comedies. Like Parks and Recreation and The Good Place, it’s surprisingly deep and deserves just as much attention.

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Cha Cha Real Smooth

Cha Cha Real Smooth is a sweet, intimate antidote to all the noisy summer blockbusters out there. Filmmaker Cooper Raiff proves he’s someone to keep a close eye on.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Love, Death + Robots

Netflix’s animated anthology Love, Death + Robots includes so many worthwhile episodes, but these 10 are a great place to start.

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We are Lady Parts

This is a funny, endearing, fresh show that demonstrates what proper representation looks like.

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Why I’m Watching Ms. Marvel and You Should Too

Ms. Marvel delivers the representation Muslims finally deserve. And you don’t have to be Muslim to appreciate it.

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Fire Island

Fire Island is one of the best gay films released in recent memory. It’s funny, it’s romantic, and it is beautifully written, acted, and directed. It may not win Oscars–comedies rarely do; gay films more rarely still–but it is an instant classic that critics and audiences will be citing for years.

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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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