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Monday, August 30, 2021

WandaVision Bewitches the 2nd Annual Dorian TV Awards

 

Disney+'s wickedly wacky WandaVision leads this year's Dorian TV Awards with three wins, including two for Kathryn Hahn as the Marvel mini-series' over-the-top antagonist Agatha Harkness. Hahn was victorious in both the supporting performance and musical performance categories, the latter for her character's unexpected hit theme song "Agatha All Along". WandaVision's decades-spanning period looks also earned it the Dorian for "Visually Striking" TV show of the year.

Other winners include Pose, Hacks, It's a Sin, I May Destroy You and Love, Victor. Voted on by GALECA, The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (of which I and fellow Movie Dearest critic Chris Carpenter are members) unveiled the winners of this year's Dorian TV Awards last night in a star-studded extravaganza that you can still watch – for free and on demand – on Revry TV.

Monday, August 23, 2021

MD Review: The Dirty Dozen (More or Less)

In the constantly rebooting morass that is DC Comics' attempts at their own "cinematic universe", James Gunn's The Suicide Squad falls right in step with its predecessors, this despite its creator's "rebel auteur" image among fanboys. The Warner-owned franchise's formula – hire a hip director to bring their "visionary" talents to the project and give them carte blanche to run roughshod over decades of comic book history – is on full view in this blood-soaked, hyper-violent and, ultimately, run of the mill anti-hero yarn. Only in a DC movie do they start the retconning during the end credits.
 
MD Rating: 5/10
 
The Suicide Squad is now playing in theaters and streaming on HBO Max through September 5th.