2023 Culture Diary

The legend for my list was stolen from Steven Soderbergh, where ALL CAPS represents a movie, Sentence Case is a TV show, ALL CAPS ITALICS is a short film, Italics is a book, and bold is a live performance or show. A number in parentheses after a TV show highlights how many episodes I watched. An asterisk after an entry means it’s a rewatch. The source of the movie or show, whether streaming service, physical media, or in theaters, is shown in parentheses as well.

1/1: MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON (In-flight movie); GUILLERMO DEL TORO’s PINOCCHIO (Netflix)

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1/3: THE MENU (HBO Max); BABYLON (Theater)

1/4: SOLARIS (2002); MUNICH

1/5: THIS PLACE RULES (HBO Max); MILLER’S CROSSING (VOD)

1/6: THE PALE BLUE EYE (Netflix); A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

1/7: THE SHINING (HBO Max); PARALLAX VIEW (HBO Max); COLLATERAL

1/8: SR. (Netflix); The Road, Cormac McCarthy

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1/11: ACE IN THE HOLE (Criterion Collection); BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (Criterion Collection)

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1/14: Zone One, Colson Whitehead

1/15: The Last of Us (HBO Max)

1/16: HIDDEN FIGURES*; THE FIRM*

1/17: Slow Horses, S2 (2) (AppleTV+)

1/18: Slow Horses, S2 (3) (AppleTV+)

1/19: Break Point (Netflix)

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1/21: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (2022) (Netflix); American Vandal, S1 (5)* (Netflix)

1/22: American Vandal, S1 (3)* (Netflix); The Last of Us (HBO Max)

1/23: SHALLOW GRAVE (Criterion Collection)

1/24: FAIR PLAY (Sundance Film Festival 2023)

1/25: MURDER IN BIG HORN (Sundance Film Festival 2023)

1/26: MAGAZINE DREAMS (Sundance Film Festival 2023)

1/27: Poker Face (3) (Peacock)

1/28: WOMEN TALKING (Theater); Poker Face (Peacock); NEIGHBORS

1/29: The Last of Us (HBO Max); BAD BEHAVIOUR (Sundance Film Festival 2023)

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2/1: CHUNKING EXPRESS (HBO Max)

2/2: THE BIG SLEEP

2/3: Poker Face (Peacock)

2/4: Now Is Not the Time to Panic, Kevin Wilson ; GONE GIRL*

2/5: BETWEEN THE LINES; The Last of Us (HBO Max)

2/6: SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE  (Mubi)

2/7: KNOCK AT THE CABIN (Theater)

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2/11: LA LA LAND* (Netflix); MAGIC MIKE (HBO Max)

2/12: Super Bowl LVII; The Last of Us (HBO Max)

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2/14: MISTRESS AMERICA

2/15: Full Swing (2) (Netflix)

2/16: Full Swing (Netflix)

2/17:

2/18: Poker Face (Peacock); Full Swing (Netflix)

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2/21: The Last of Us (HBO Max)

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2/26: SHARPER (AppleTV+); The Last of Us (HBO Max)

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3/1:

3/2: DOGWATCH (True/False Film Fest); HOW TO HAVE AN AMERICAN BABY; PARADISE (True/False Film Fest)

3/3: Trevor Noah (Stiefl Theater in STL)

3/4: ART TALENT SHOW (True/False Film Fest); BAD PRESS (True/False Film Fest); THE TASTE OF MANGO (True/False Film Fest); RAMONA (True/False Film Fest); TIME BOMB Y2K (True/False Film Fest)

3/5: THE STROLL (True/False Film Fest); TAVURI (True/False Film Fest); NATALIA (True/False Film Fest)

3/6:Central Places, Delia Cai; The Mandalorian, S3 (Disney+)

3/7: The Last of Us (HBO Max)

3/8: Poker Face (Peacock)

3/9: Poker Face (Peacock)

3/10: The Mandalorian, S3 (Disney+); IN BRUGES

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3/12: 95th Academy Awards

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3/15: Ted Lasso, S3 (AppleTV+); Mandalorian, S3 (Disney+); SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS (Paramount+)

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3/18: The Last of Us (HBO Max)

3/19: SCREAM VI (Theater); CREED III (Theater)

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3/22: The Mandalorian, S3 (Disney+)

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3/26: JOHN WICK 4 (Theater)

3/27: Succession, S4 (HBO Max)

3/28: Ted Lasso, S3 (2) (AppleTV+)

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4/1: Waco: American Apocalypse (3) (Netflix)

4/2: SIDE EFFECTS (Netflix)

4/3:

4/4: Succession, S4 (HBO Max); NOTTING HILL

4/5: Ted Lasso, S3 (AppleTV+); TURN EVERY PAGE: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBERT CARO AND ROBERT GOTTLEIB (VOD)

4/6: AIR (Theater)

4/7: The Mandalorian, S3 (Disney+)

4/8: TAXI DRIVER (HBO Max); JERRY AND MARGE GO LARGE (Paramount+)

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4/10: Succession, S4 (HBO Max)

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4/12: The Mandalorian, S3 (Disney+)

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4/19: Succession, S4 (HBO Max); THE SNOWMAN (2017) (Netflix)

4/20: DUNGEON AND DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES (Theater); THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (HBO Max)

4/21: MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (HBO Max); MORBIUS (Netflix)

4/22: IN THE LOOP; CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (Criterion Channel); Ted Lasso, S3 (2) (AppleTV+); Barry, S4 (2) (HBO Max)

4/23: THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE; AFTER HOURS; COP LAND (HBO Max); Succession, S4 (HBO Max); Barry, S4 (HBO Max)

4/24: CABARET (HBO Max); GREENBERG

4/25: FULL METAL JACKET (HBO Max)

4/26: Ted Lasso, S4 (AppleTV+); THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (HBO Max)

4/27: FACE/OFF

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5/1: Killer of the Flower Moon, David Grann; Succession, S4 (HBO Max)

5/2: Barry, S4 (HBO Max)

5/3:

5/4: JUPITER ASCENDING (Netflix)

5/5: Love & Death (HBO Max)

5/6: MOANA (Disney+); MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (35th Anniversary Screening at Stephens Lake Park)

5/7: Love & Death (3) (HBO Max); HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE (VOD)

5/8: Succession, S4 (HBO Max); Barry, S4 (HBO Max); ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET (Theater); GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 3 (Theater); BEAU IS AFRAID (Theater)

5/9: COOL WORLD; THE MEG (HBO Max)

5/10: MANHUNTER (Criterion Channel); Ted Lasso, S3 (AppleTV+); DRAFT DAY (HBO Max)

5/11: Love & Death (HBO Max)

5/12: THE GREEN LANTERN (HBO Max)

5/13: A MAN CALLED OTTO (Netflix)

5/14: Succession, S4 (HBO Max)

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5/16: The Dog of the South, Charles Portis 

5/17: Ted Lasso, S4 (AppleTV+); THE HUNT (2012)

5/18: SHOWING UP (Theater)

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5/21: Succession, S4 (HBO Max)

5/22: Personal, Lee Child

5/23:

5/24: Ted Lasso, S4 (AppleTV+)

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5/28: Love & Death (HBO Max); Succession, S4 (HBO Max)

5/29: Falling: A Novel, T.J. Newman; THE MOTHER (Netflix)

5/30: YOU HURT MY FEELINGS (Theater); Love & Death (HBO Max)

5/31: Ted Lasso, S3 (AppleTV+); Barry, S4 (3) (HBO Max)

6/1: Primo (Amazon Prime); FAST X (Theater)

6/2: BLACKBERRY (VOD); The Rehearsal (6) (HBO Max)

6/3: SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE (Theater); The Bear (3) (Hulu)

6/4: The Bear (3) (Hulu)

6/5: The Bear (2) (Hulu); Straight Man, Richard Russo

6/6: TOO BIG TO FAIL* (HBO Max); I Think You Should Leave (2) (Netflix)

6/7: I Think You Should Leave (3) (Netflix); SANCTUARY (Theater)

6/8: MARGIN CALL (HBO Max)

6/9: MASTER GARDENER (VOD)

6/10: I Think You Should Leave (Netflix); JASON ISBELL: RUNNING WITH OUR EYES CLOSED (HBO Max)

6/11: The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg; Justified, S1 (3)* (Hulu)

6/12: Justified, S1 (2) (Hulu); Make Me, Lee Child

6/13: Pronto, Elmore Leonard

6/14: Real Tigers (Slow Horses Book 3), Mick Herron

6/15: THE FLASH (Theater); U.S. Open (Golf)

6/16: U.S. Open (Golf)

6/17: U.S. Open (Golf); TURN EVERY PAGE: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBERT CARO AND ROBERT GOTTLIEB* (VOD)

6/18: U.S. Open (Golf)

6/19: TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS (Theater)

6/20: The Righteous Gemstones, S3 (2) (HBO Max)

6/21: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, S1 (5) (HBO Max); ELEMENTAL (Theater)

6/22: The Bear, S2 (5) (Hulu)

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6/26: Muster Dogs (Netflix)

6/27: The Bear, S2 (5) (HBO Max); ASTEROID CITY (Theater)

6/28: Top Chef, S1 (11) (Peacock)

6/29: Top Chef, S1 (1) (Peacock); Top Chef, S2 (8) Peacock)

6/30: Top Chef, S2 (5) (Peacock)

7/1: PAST LIVES (Theater); INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY (Theater)

7/2: Top Chef, S3 (6) (Peacock)

7/3: BURNT (Netflix)

7/4: Top Chef, S3 (6) (Peacock); TOP GUN: MAVERICK* (VOD)

7/5: Top Chef, S3 (4) (Peacock); Top Chef, S4 (1) (Peacock)

7/6: Top Chef, S4 (4) (Peacock)

7/7: Top Chef, S4 (5) (Peacock)

7/8: Top Chef, S4 (5) (Peacock)

7/9: Top Chef, S5 (7) (Peacock)

7/10: Top Chef, S5 (8) (Peacock)

7/11: Top Chef, S6 (6) (Peacock)

7/12: Top Chef, S6 (6) (Peacock)

7/13: Top Chef, S6 (4) (Peacock)

7/14: Top Chef, S7 (7) (Peacock)

7/15: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—DEAD RECKONING PART 1 (IMAX); DODGEBALL*; Justified, S1 (Hulu)

7/16: Wimbledon Men’s Championship; Top Chef, S7 (3) (Peacock); Manhattan (3); THE UPSIDE (Netflix)

7/17: Top Chef, S7 (2) (Peacock); Manhattan

7/18: Top Chef, S7 (2) (Peacock); Righteous Gemstones, S3 (HBO Max)

7/19: Top Chef, S8 (Peacock); Justified: City Primeval (2) (Hulu)

7/20: Open Championship; BARBIE (Theater); Top Chef, S8 (2) (Peacock)

7/21: Open Championship

7/22: Open Championship; OPPENHEIMER (IMAX)

7/23: Open Championship; Top Chef, S8 (8) (Peacock)

7/24: Top Chef, S8 (2) (Peacock); SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (Criterion Channel)

7/25: The Righteous Gemstones, S3 (3) (HBO Max)

7/26: JFK (HBO Max)

7/27: Top Chef, S9 (2) (Peacock)

7/28: Top Chef, S9 (6) (Peacock)

7/29: HEARTS AND MINDS* (HBO Max); The Righteous Gemstones (HBO Max); Top Chef, S9 (4) (Peacock); BOOK CLUB: THE NEXT CHAPTER; Hijack (2) (AppleTV+)

7/30: Hijack (2) (AppleTV+); Top Chef, S9 (4) (Peacock); TITANIC

7/31: Top Chef, S9 (2) (Peacock); CALIFORNIA SPLIT (Mubi)

8/1: Top Chef, S10 (2) (Peacock); CITIZEN KANE* (Criterion Collection)

8/2: Justified: City Primeval (2) (Hulu); OCEAN’S 13* (HBO Max); OCEAN’S 12* (HBO Max); BLOW OUT (Criterion Collection)

8/3: Top Chef, S10 (2) (Peacock); Hijack (AppleTV+)

8/4: Top Chef, S10 (3) (Peacock); Hijack (2) (AppleTV+); Ninth House, Leigh Bardugo

8/5: SWEET HOME ALABAMA*; HELL OR HIGH WATER*

8/6: Top Chef, S10 (8) (Peacock)

8/7: Top Chef, S10 (Peacock); The Righteous Gemstones, S3 (HBO Max); OPPENHEIMER* (Theater)

8/8: THE DAY AFTER TRINITY (Criterion Channel); RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES* (4k HD DVD); DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES* (4k HD DVD)

8/9: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES* (4K HD DVD); THE BATMAN* (HBO Max)

8/10: Justified: City Primeval (Hulu)

8/11: Everybody Behaves Badly, Lesley M. M. Blume

8/12: FedEx St. Jude Classic

8/13: Why Fish Don’t Exist, Lulu Miller; UNKNOWN: COSMIC TIME MACHINE

8/14: SILENCE OF THE LAMBS* (HBO Max)

8/15: Full Circle (HBO Max)

8/16: Justified: City Primeval (Hulu); OLDBOY (Theater)

8/17: LADY VENGEANCE (Mubi); POLICE STORY (Criterion Collection)

8/18: Top Chef, S11 (2) (Peacock); POLICE STORY 2 (Criterion Collection); Full Circle (2) (HBO Max)

8/19: Top Chef, S11 (Peacock); Stevie Nicks and Billy Joel in Concert

8/20: Full Circle (3) (HBO Max); Young Men and Fire, Norman Maclean

8/21: Top Chef, S11 (3) (Peacock)

8/22: Top Chef, S11 (3) (Peacock); HOMICIDE

8/23: Top Chef, S11 (3) (Peacock); Justified: City Primeval (Hulu)

8/24: Top Chef, S11 (5) (Peacock)

8/25: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM (Theater)

8/26: Only Murders in the Building, S3 (4) (Hulu) ; ADRIFT ; THE BIG SHORT* (Netflix); THE PALE BLUE EYE* (Netflix)

8/27: LINCOLN LAWYER* (Netflix)

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8/29: INSIDE JOB* (HBO Max)

8/30: Justified: City Primeval (Hulu)

8/31: THE EQUALIZER

9/1: THE EQUALIZER 2; BOTTOMS (Theater); FORD V. FERRARI* (HBO Max)

9/2: GHOST IN THE SHELL (Criterion Channel); Reservation Dogs, S2 (7) (Hulu); Only Murders in the Building, S3 (Hulu); CASINO (4K HD DVD)

9/3: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

9/4: What We Do in the Shadows, S4 (5) (HULU); TOMBSTONE*

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9/8: FRIDAY* (HBO Max)

9/9: The Deserter, Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille; Missouri Tigers vs. Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders

9/10: Only Murders in the Building, S3 (2) (Hulu)

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9/14: Charles Wesley Godwin  ft. Nolan Taylor

9/15: Only Murders in the Building, S3 (Hulu)

9/16: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY* (HBO Max)

9/17: STATE OF PLAY*(Netflix); THE POST* (VOD)

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9/19: Only Murders in the Building, S3 (Hulu)

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9/23: St. Paul and the Broken Bones

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9/27: THE EQUALIZER 3 (Theater)

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9/29: Jerry Seinfeld at the Orpheum

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10/1: Only Murders in the Building, S3 (Hulu)

10/2:

10/3: STOP MAKING SENSE (4K Restoration) (Theater)

10/4: Only Murders in the Building, S3 (Hulu)

10/5:

10/6: THE MEG* (HBO Max); Seven Worlds, One Planet (HBO Max)

10/7: Seven Worlds, One Planet (3) (HBO Max); THE MEG 2: THE TRENCH (HBO Max); AMBULANCE*

10/8: JERRY SEINFELD: 23 HOURS TO KILL (Netflix)

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10/11: I Have Some Questions For You, Rebecca Makkai ; Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO Max); SHANE GILLIS: BEAUTIFUL DOGS (Netflix); JOHN MULANEY: NEW IN TOWN (Netflix)

10/12:

10/13: JOHN MULANEY: COMEBACK KID (Netflix); THE WONDERFUL STORY OF HENRY SUGAR (Netflix); THE CREATOR (Theater)

10/14: Seven Worlds, One Planet (3) (HBO Max); HOT FUZZ*

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10/19: The Secret Hours, Mick Herron; KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON (Theater)

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10/22: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO Max)

10/23: THE PIGEON TUNNEL (AppleTV+); THE SWAN (Netflix)

10/24: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO Max); THE RAT CATCHER (Netflix); POISON (Netflix); MY DINNER WITH ANDRE (Criterion Collection)

10/25: A PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH MARTIN SCORSESE THROUGH AMERICAN MOVIES (Kanopy); DOGMA* (DVD)

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10/28: THE AVIATOR (Paramount+); NO HARD FEELINGS (Netflix)

10/29: THE KILLING (1956) (Criterion Collection)

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11/1:

11/2: Top Chef, S12 (3) (Peacock)

11/3: Top Chef, S12 (4) (Peacock)

11/4: Tennessee Volunteers vs. UConn

11/5:

11/6: Top Chef, S12 (8) (Peacock); Top Chef, S13 (1) (Peacock)

11/7: Top Chef, S13 (6) (Peacock)

11/8: THE BURIAL

11/9: ANATOMY OF A FALL (Theater)

11/10: THE KILLER (Netflix)

11/11: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO Max); A HAUNTING IN VENICE (Hulu); THE SOCIAL NETWORK*(Netflix)

11/12: Top Chef, S14 (5) (Peacock)

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11/14: Top Chef, S14 (2) (Peacock)

11/15: Top Chef, S14 (4) (Peacock)

11/16: Top Chef, S14 (3) (Peacock); Top Chef, S15 (2) (Peacock); PASSAGES (Mubi)

11/17: Top Chef, S15 (1) (Peacock); BATTLE ROYALE (Criterion Collection)

11/18: HARDCORE (Criterion Channel); DUEL (Criterion Channel); KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE* (HBO Max)

11/19: DOUBLE INDEMNITY (Criterion Collection); PRISCILLA (Theater)

11/20: Top Chef, S15 (4) (Peacock); SALTBURN (Theater); THE HOLDOVERS (Theater)

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11/26: STRANGER THAN PARADISE (Criterion Channel); CARNAL KNOWLEDGE (Criterion Channel)

11/27:

11/28: LE SAMOURAÏ (Criterion Channel)

11/29: Top Chef, S15 (4) (Peacock); Last Week with John Oliver (2) (HBO Max)

11/30: PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED (Criterion Channel)

12/1:

12/2: EXTRACTION (Netflix); JOHN MULANEY: BABY J (Netflix)

12/3: MAY DECEMBER (Netflix); Top Chef, S15 (Peacock); EXTRACTION 2 (Netflix); OPPENHEIMER*(4K HD DVD); Marcus King

12/4:

12/5: THE INFORMANT (2009)

12/6: Slow Horses, S3 (3) (AppleTV+)

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12/10: Spook Street, Mick Herron

12/11: GODZILLA MINUS ONE (Theater); NAPOLEON (Theater)

12/12:

12/13: SPIRITED AWAY (HBO Max)

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12/18: PRINCESS MONONOKE (HBO Max); Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, S10 (2) (HBO Max); THE WIND RISES (HBO Max); VIDEODROME (Criterion Channel)

12/19: THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (Criterion Channel); BRAM STROKER’S DRACULA (Criterion Channel); SIDEWAYS (VOD); Slow Horses, S3 (AppleTV+)

12/20: PUBLIC ENEMIES; Top Chef, S15 (2) (Peacock); LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND (Netflix); MAESTRO (Netflix)

12/21: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD* (HBO Max); THE BOY AND THE HERON (Theater)

12/22: PADDINGTON 2 (HBO Max); Slow Horses, S3 (AppleTV+); CHRISTMAS VACATION* (Hulu); MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL* (Paramount+)

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12/25: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE DEAD RECKONING* (In-flight movie)

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12/29: PRETTY WOMAN (Netflix)

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