Allison Lips

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Anglophile, Rockabilly, Pompadour lover, TV and Music Critic

Netflix With Ads: Will It Work?

Commercials are coming to Netflix, marking the end of an era. While this may come as a surprise to those who remember Netflix’s stance...

Tubi: A Streaming Service Filled With Delightfully Random Content

Tubi is a streaming service that's a delightfully random collection of television shows. In some ways, it’s a bit like the early days of...

The Death of Internet Explorer

Microsoft finally pulled the trigger. The browser you used to download better browsers joins Netscape in the browser graveyard. Released on August 16, 1995....

The Valet Review: A Light, Feel-Good Movie

Hulu’s The Valet is the perfect film if you’re looking for something light and fluffy, but don’t want to binge watch Lifetime and Hallmark...

Candy Review: A Prestige Mini-Series as Dull as The Lives of Its Characters

Hulu’s Candy tells the story of Candy Montgomery and Betty Gore with Jessica Biel (The Sinner) starring as the titular housewife and Melanie Lynskey...

The Staircase Review: Colin Firth Excels in HBO MAX’s Clunky New Mini-Series

The HBO Max miniseries The Staircase is based on the English-language French documentary of the same name, which is available on Netflix. While the...

Alas, We Hardly Streamed Thee: Remembering 4 Short-Lived Streaming Services

As the recent closure of CNN+ after 30 days, the streaming business is tough for companies to break into. For every Netflix, YouTube, and...

IMDb TV to FreeVee: A New Chapter for Amazon’s Free Streaming Service

Amazon’s lesser-known streaming service, IMDb TV, is changing its name to Freevee. If you haven’t heard of IMDb TV, you aren’t the only one....

Servant of the People Review: A Surreal Case of Fiction Becoming Reality

Despite his election in 2019, Volodymyr Zelenskyy was not someone most Americans were familiar with. In the English-speaking world, prior to Russia’s escalation of...

The Gilded Age Review: HBO’s Answer to Bridgerton is Off to a Good Start

The Gilded Age is HBO Max's answer to Bridgerton. Created by Julian Fellowes, the man behind Downton Abbey, The Gilded Age takes place about...

From the Vault: Too Many Cooks 

Seven years ago, Too Many Cooks confused groggy Adult Swim viewers. The surreal video debut on October 28, 2014 at 4:00 am as part...

Dopesick Review: A Scary Glimpse Into the Opioid Epidemic That Falls A Bit Short 

Dopesick is a terrifying look at the opioid epidemic. Based on Beth Macy’s non-fiction book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted...

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