What to Watch

‘Mommy Dead and Dearest’

HBO’s latest take on true crime may be the most disturbing documentary of the year. Over the film’s hour and 20 minute runtime, Mommy Dead and Dearest follows the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard and the mysterious life of her daughter, Gypsy Rose. Giving away anything else is almost a disservice to viewers. Just know that if you do decide to watch, get ready for one of the most insane and twisting true crime stories you’ve ever witnessed.


More Recommendations

  • Fun Fun
  • Weird Weird

‘Veep’

The sixth season of HBO’s Emmy-winning comedy Veep is playing at the top of its game. With Selina Meyer out of the White House, the indignities are truly boundless, from sex scandals to fund-raising to every profanity-laced tirade. It’s still one of the best comedy ensembles on TV, and it’s pretty much putting up a mirror to... Read more

  • Curious Curious
  • Intense Intense

‘Warning: This Drug May Kill You’

HBO's latest documentary certainly isn't a light-hearted watch, but it is a necessary one. Directed by Perri Peltz and Sascha Weiss, Warning: This Drug May Kill You dives into the opioid epidemic that is harming America. By examining three drug abusers stories, this powerful documentary reveals how this underreported problem is destroying... Read more

  • Adventurous Adventurous
  • Fun Fun

‘Jackie Brown’

Quentin Tarantino's third feature film — after Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction — combines the blaxploitation cool of Pam Grier with the sweaty South Florida vibe of Elmore Leonard for a film that is still unmistakably Tarantino. Jackie Brown has always been the discerning cinephile's choice for the best Tarantino film, but don't let that... Read more

  • Adventurous Adventurous
  • Weird Weird

‘The Leftovers’

Sunday night's episode of The Leftovers took a real left turn ... or more accurately a south turn, as the whole episode is spent in Australia, as Kevin Garvey Sr. (Scott Glenn) continues his mysterious quest to avert the end of the world. Season 3 of the acclaimed HBO series has been a standout so far, and this episode begins to reveal just how... Read more

  • Choked Up Choked Up
  • Intense Intense

‘The Deer Hunter’

You ever hear someone say "they don't make 'em like they used to"? If you watch (or re-watch) The Deer Hunter in 2017, this will be the first thought that goes through your mind. Director Michael Cimino's three-plus hour Vietnam-era epic won 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, when it was initially released back in 1978, and the film's... Read more

  • Curious Curious
  • Weird Weird

‘The Leftovers’

HBO's misty and mysterious drama about the people left behind after an unexplained mass vanishing kicked off its third and final season last night, and after Season 2 proved to be such an intense and captivating experience, there's no telling how crazy things will get during the show's stretch run. Apocalypse? Salvation? A second departure?... Read more