Ryan Murphy's first Netflix series returns for another season in June, with Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) running for senate, as set up by the end of season 1. The Politician didn't exactly wow critics, but like several other Murphy series (Nip/Tuck, The Assassination of Gianni Versace), it walks a careful line between sordid soap and prestige drama that makes for compelling viewing. … [Read more...] about New on Netflix in June 2020: 7 new shows and movies worth checking out
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For the lyrics, it chose the most common word pairs in past Eurovision songs, such as "my heart" and "the sun" and used these as the basis for the AI to create the lyrics. The team described the results as a "good balance between grammatically correct sentences and room for poetic interpretation". … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What is the sound of music during a pandemic?
Fun and dumb lead single Stupid Love aside, the majority of Chromatica’s 13 short and to the point songs (ignoring three orchestral interludes that feel beamed in from another album) dig into the person behind the facade. On dark centrepiece 911, she details her reliance on antipsychotic medication (“Keep my dolls inside diamond boxes / Save ’em ’til I know I’m gon’ drop this”) over a chugging swirl of industrial synths, while opener Alice dismisses Gaga’s damaging obsession with perfection over a sugary house confection. Babylon, meanwhile, buoyed by classic house piano and a soul-stirring choir, pulls off the very Gaga trick of conflating the big and the small, touching on the Bible, ancient mythology and, as she’s done ever since the start, the complexities of fame. … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga: Chromatica review – Gaga rediscovers the riot on her most personal album
Here’s how June is supposed to work, entertainment-wise: multiplexes fill up with big, loud, expensive movies, and television scales back ambition in favor of low-risk, low-impact programming. But in 2020’s upside-down world of closed theaters and social distancing, the old rules don’t apply. Sure, you can tune into the Watt brothers playing an elaborate version of tag. But you can also watch: a potentially franchise-launching adaptation of a popular YA series on a streaming service; a documentary on Bruce Lee; new movies from Spike Lee and Judd Apatow; and a comedy about the European song competition starring Will Ferrell. All that and a new streaming service eager to make itself an essential part of viewers’ lives. Here are a dozen movies and TV shows you need to check in June. … [Read more...] about Best Movies/TV to Stream in June: ‘Perry Mason,’ New Spike Lee, Serial-Killer True Crime
Liberty High School’s Senior Class prepares for graduation. But before they can say goodbye, the crew of friends will have to band together one last time to keep a dangerous secret buried, try to make peace with the past four years, and face final, heartbreaking choices that might alter their lives forever. … [Read more...] about Netflix new arrivals: ‘Space Force’, Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Choked’, ‘Dark’ Season 3 and more