Friday, August 14, 2020     Volume: 21, Issue: 24
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Santa Maria Sun / Film

This weeks review
13TH (2020)
BINGABLE: ABANDONED (2016)
BINGEABLE: Barry
BINGEABLE: CASA DE LAS FLORES
BINGEABLE: FLEABAG
BINGEABLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARIES
BINGEABLE: OUTLANDER (2014-present)
BINGEABLE: STRANGER THINGS 3
BINGEABLE: THE SINNER (SEASON 2)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: COOL RUNNINGS (1993)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: FISH TANK (2009)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: HOUSE
BLAST FROM THE PAST: OLDBOY
BLAST FROM THE PAST: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE MATRIX
BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE PRESTIGE (2006)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: WILD AT HEART
BLOW THE MAN DOWN
DA 5 BLOODS
DICK TRACY (1990)
GREYHOUND
GUILTY PLEASURES: CHEER (2020)
HAVE A GOOD TRIP: ADVENTURES IN PSYCHEDELICS
HEARST CASTLE: BUILDING THE DREAM
JOJO RABBIT
JUST MERCY
MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN
ONLY
PALM SPRINGS
RESCUE CACTUS
SHUT UP LITTLE MAN! AN AUDIO MISADVENTURE (2011)
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
THE LOVEBIRDS
THE OLD GUARD
THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
THE POSTCARD KILLINGS
THE VAST OF NIGHT
TREAD
TV REVIEW: BOSCH
TV REVIEW: CATCH-22
TV REVIEW: DEFENDING JACOB
TV REVIEW: HANNIBAL (2013-2015)
TV REVIEW: HOMECOMING
TV REVIEW: I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE
TV REVIEW: I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK
TV REVIEW: LENOX HILL
TV REVIEW: LITTLE AMERICA
TV REVIEW: MRS. AMERICA
TV REVIEW: NORMAL PEOPLE
TV REVIEW: PANDEMIC: HOW TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK (2020)
TV REVIEW: PERRY MASON
TV REVIEW: RAMY
TV REVIEW: RUN
TV REVIEW: SPACE FORCE
TV REVIEW: TABOO
TV REVIEW: THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD
TV REVIEW: THE LAST KINGDOM
TV REVIEW: THE MIDNIGHT GOSPEL
TV REVIEW: THE MORNING SHOW
TV REVIEW: THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA
TV REVIEW: UNDONE
TV REVIEW: UNSOLVED MYSTERIES
TV REVIEW: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
TV REVIEW: ZEROZEROZERO
UNDERRATED: BATMAN BEGINS
UNDERRATED: SHUTTER ISLAND
UNDERRATED: THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL

TV REVIEW: CATCH-22

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TV REVIEW: CATCH-22


Where is it playing?: Hulu

What's it rated?: TV-MA

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Joseph Heller’s classic 1961 dark comedy novel is given the small-screen miniseries treatment, finally allowing for more reverent adherence to its source material. As good as director Mike Nichols’ and screenwriter Buck Henry’s 1970 film was, at just more than two hours it couldn’t explore Heller’s novel with the same level of detail as this 3.5-hour six-part miniseries. 

If you don’t know the story, it’s set in World War II, where bombardier John Yossarian (Christopher Abbott) is desperately trying to get out of the dangerous duty of dropping bombs on fascist Italy as forces below try to shoot his plane out of the sky. The famous title refers to the bureaucratic rule catch-22, which says a willingness to fly dangerous missions is insane, but anyone trying to get out of the mission by feigning insanity must be sane, and hence forced to continue.

George Clooney is involved as executive producer and directs two of the six episodes as well as co-stars as Maj. Scheisskopf. War is hell, and in this story it’s also funny as hell. (six 45-min. episodes) 

—Glen Starkey








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