Watch List Weekly Recap 4/15/22

Why "Severance" works so eerily well, a podcast for those "In the Mood for Love," and ten weekend movie recommendations.

Watch List Weekly Recap 4/15/22

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It’s not just movies here at the Watch List. Tuesday I weighed in with some thoughts about “Severance,” a show that took me back to my own days in a sterile office-cubicle veal pen.

"Severance" and the Departmentalization of Compartmentalization
Warning: Spoilers for the season finale of “Severance” contained herein. I held off on writing about Apple TV+’s new series “Severance,” because I wanted to get to the season finale before weighing in and also because, by Episode 3, I was kind of freaking out. I have to imagine an…

Wednesday saw the latest Watch List podcast and the fourth and final discussion with “Love Letters” columnist Meredith Goldstein about great movie romances, in this case Wong Kar-wei’s 2000 masterpiece “In the Mood for Love.”

The Watchcast: "In The Mood For Love"
Listen now (48 min) | (A final reminder for readers in the Boston area: Tonight — Wednesday, April 13 — I’ll be appearing on the stage of Brookline’s Coolidge Corner Theatre to lead a Q&A with Dana Stevens, author of “Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century

Friday is always “what to watch this weekend” day and this time you get ten recommendations for ten different streaming services, starting with an unexpectedly touching documentary farewell to a comedian.

What to Watch This Weekend: "Gilbert"
The Nut Graf: “Gilbert” (2017, The Peacock Network, ***1/2 stars out of ****) is the poignant memorial to Gilbert Gottfried you didn’t know you needed.

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