The Water Man, David Oyelowo’s first outing as a director, is a PG rated story for kids. It’s part fairy tale, part quest, part fantasy and 100% heartwarming. You can watch it on Netflix.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a 2016 Tina Fey starrer about a journalist in Afghanistan. It is based on a book by Kim Barker, “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” The premise should guarantee an interesting journey into an unknown land. In some ways it fulfills that promise, it some ways it does not.
I’m thinking Angie Tribeca is going to be something like a deadpanned Leslie Nielsen brought back to life as Rashida Jones to deliver insane material from the mind of Steve and Nancy Carell. The series is a spoof of police procedurals. The cast plays it entirely straight. But they investigate crimes like the death of a ventriloquist’s dummy. Everything about …