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Movie: In a Valley of Violence

Horror director Ti West (The Innkeepers, House of the Devil) tries his hand at a Western. A mysterious stranger and a random act of violence drag a town of misfits and nitwits into the bloody crosshairs of revenge.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 11, 2016 - 2 comments

Shameless (US): Survival of the Fittest  Season 3, Ep 12

After Frank collapses in his jail cell, he wakes up in a hospital bed and thinks he’s in Heaven. A doctor tells him he’s not dead, but he will be soon unless he stops drinking. Meanwhile, Fiona leaves a dramatic series of messages for Jimmy … [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Apr 6, 2015 - 2 comments

Shameless (US): Order Room Service  Season 3, Ep 11

Fiona tells the kids to start thinking about the possibility of moving to Michigan. Then she picks up Jimmy’s cell phone and hears from Ann Arbor Rentals about a deposit Jimmy put on a studio in Michigan. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Apr 2, 2015 - 4 comments

Shameless (US): Civil Wrongs  Season 3, Ep 10

Frank vaults into an elite position as spokesperson for the gay community, giving speeches that are cringe-inducingly unprepared but manage to hit just the right notes to appeal to donors to Abraham Page’s organization. Then Alistair Huddleston shows up touting his Return to Paradise Project, which offers reparative therapy to convert gay people to heterosexuality through “clinical fornication” — “no shame … no guilt … no knowledge of things that distract us from God’s love.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Mar 30, 2015 - 3 comments

Shameless (US): Frank the Plumber  Season 3, Ep 9

In a pivotal episode, Frank becomes a gay-rights hero, Fiona and Jimmy both get new jobs, Fiona hits it off with her supervisor, Jimmy decides he wants to go to med school, and two love triangles reach new lows. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Mar 26, 2015 - 5 comments

Shameless (US): Where There's a Will  Season 3, Ep 8

The Gallaghers’ cousin, Patrick, is trying to take their house away from them by enforcing Aunt Ginger’s will, which superseded the Gallaghers’ version of her will at the end of the previous episode. The Gallaghers know both wills are fraudulent, but they can’t reveal how they know. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Mar 23, 2015 - 0 comments

Shameless (US): Cascading Failures  Season 3, Ep 6

The Department of Family Services (DFS) puts Fiona’s siblings in foster care. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Mar 15, 2015 - 1 comment

Shameless (US): Fiona Interrupted  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 12

Lip is with Karen at the hospital, while the rest of the Gallagher siblings return home to see the kitchen spattered in blood from their mom’s suicide attempt. Fiona and Jimmy/Steve start making out and go to the bedroom, but they’re interrupted by a sad Debbie and Carl, who fall asleep in the bed. (This episode seems to be about interruption — see the title.) Sheila and Jody have brought home Karen’s baby. After Karen is released, she finds her baby and gives her mom an ultimatum: “Me or the baby.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 25, 2015 - 7 comments

Shameless (US): Just Like the Pilgrims Intended  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 11

The Thanksgiving episode. Monica is depressed and has stopped taking her medication — “I don’t wanna be me anymore.” Debbie is worried she might have inherited depression from her mom. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 22, 2015 - 6 comments

Shameless (US): Parenthood  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 8

Fiona and Lip agree that Fiona will get her GED, and Lip will go back to high school after dropping out for a week. Frank walks in on Ian and Mickey having sex in the Kash & Grab. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 16, 2015 - 1 comment

Shameless (US): A Bottle of Jean Nate  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 7

Frank’s mom, Peggy, is staying at the Gallaghers’ house. Peggy to Carl: “Anything you’re good at? How about let’s teach you a skill” — starting a meth lab. Jasmine has a boat party, and invites both Steve and Fiona. Steve, who still doesn’t see why it’s such a big deal whether he’s named Steve or Jimmy, tells Fiona to “just say the word” and he’ll leave his wife. Fiona: “The fact that you would do that, means that we can never be together.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 14, 2015 - 0 comments

Shameless (US): Can I Have a Mother  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 6

Frank’s mom, Peggy, is out of prison. Frank’s response to seeing his mom: “Jesus, they let you out?” “Tricked ‘em into thinking I was dying, so they let me out early!” She had been serving a long sentence for the death of her conspirators in an explosion of their meth lab. She goes to the Gallaghers’ house, and the first thing she does is break a hole in the bathroom wall, remove some suspicious items, and bribe Debbie and Carl to keep “our little secret.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 9, 2015 - 3 comments

Shameless (US): Father’s Day  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 5

Sheila has regressed — she’s staying in her bedroom and won’t even leave to use the bathroom. Frank: “Even Osama had to come out of his cave once in a while.” Sheila: “And look what happened to him.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 6, 2015 - 4 comments

Shameless (US): A Beautiful Mess  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 4

Sheila is literally making great strides in going outside. Frank is worried she’ll go back to working at her old job and realize she can do better than him. Lip’s good advice to Frank: “No one trades an MVP.” Frank understands: “Make myself valuable, untradeable.” But Frank has an ever better idea: convince the recovering agoraphobe that “the world out there is a scary place” — by making it “even scarier”! [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jan 31, 2015 - 12 comments

Shameless (US): I’ll Light a Candle for You Every Day  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 3

The episode opens with a dream scene where Fiona is having sex with Craig, who turns into Debbie telling Fiona something about dead people. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jan 27, 2015 - 7 comments

Shameless (US): Summertime  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 1

Frank loses a $10,000 bet with a man named Baby at the Alibi about whether Baby can withstand getting tasered twice. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jan 16, 2015 - 3 comments

Shameless (US): Father Frank, Full of Grace  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 12

In the Season 1 finale, Eddie and Lip separately hunt down Frank … [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jan 12, 2015 - 17 comments

Shameless (US): Daddyz Girl  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 11

There are two new characters in this episode: Fiona's new friend, Jasmine, and Frank’s mom, Peggy (“Grammy” to the kids). Frank succeeds at getting a hazardous new job (with help from Debbie, who's surprisingly enthusiastic about this), but he struggles to injure himself without being caught by his new coworker, who's extraordinarily caring and protective. And Karen starts an online video diary called “DaddyzGirl.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Aug 28, 2014 - 1 comment

Shameless (US): Nana Gallagher Had an Affair  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 10

In this unusually intense episode of Shameless, three of Frank’s kids get their DNA tested. Monica and Bob are fecklessly trying to raise the kids. Fiona is living with Steve next door, but still parenting the kids via audio. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Aug 6, 2014 - 0 comments

Shameless (US): But at Last Came a Knock  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 9

Monica! [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jul 26, 2014 - 2 comments

Shameless (US): Killer Carl  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 6

Carl’s school is going to expel him unless the administrators can speak with one of his parents — and Frank claims he has moral grounds for refusing to go to school. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jul 1, 2014 - 0 comments

Shameless (US): Three Boys  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 5

Frank has a lump in his scrotum, and assumes he has cancer without waiting for the biopsy results. He starts to wear a tie so he’ll look nice for the Grim Reaper. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jun 28, 2014 - 2 comments

Shameless (US): Casey Casden  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 4

Debbie kidnaps a two-year-old boy. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jun 24, 2014 - 3 comments

Shameless (US): Frank the Plank  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 2

The one where Frank goes missing. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jun 18, 2014 - 13 comments

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