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Joshua Lezmi

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Joshua Lezmi is the TV Editor at Distractify, and he has been working as an entertainment journalist and critic since 2018. When he’s not writing about shows and movies, he’s probably watching the latest Netflix original.

More From Joshua Lezmi

  • Netflix 'Pieces of Her'
    Television

    'Pieces of Her' Netflix Review: A Dozen Storylines and Still Unoriginal

    The Netflix original series 'Pieces of Her,' based on the novel by Karin Slaughter, can't separate itself from the mass of mediocre suspense tales.
    By Joshua Lezmi
  • Jake Gyllenhaal in 'The Guilty'
    Entertainment

    'The Guilty' Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Can’t Save This Film From Mediocrity

    Netflix's 'The Guilty' review. The film boasts an anxiety-inducing sense of claustrophobia and a strong Jake Gyllenhaal, but it lacks originality.
    By Joshua Lezmi
  • Rob Lowe in 'Attack of the Hollywood Clichés'
    Television

    'Attack of the Hollywood Clichés!' Review: Engaging Albeit Occasionally Shallow

    'Attack of the Hollywood Clichés!' is a fast-paced documentary that jumps from one Hollywood trope to the next, sometimes leaving out needed analysis.
    By Joshua Lezmi
  • The Starling
    Television

    'The Starling' Review: A Music Video, Plus Some Acting

    'The Starling' is sappy and predictable, but Kevin Kline and Melissa McCarthy somewhat elevate this unnecessary addition to the dramedy genre.
    By Joshua Lezmi
  • Angelica Ross as The Chemist in 'AHS: Double Feature'
    Television

    The Chemist Explains How the Black Pills Work in ‘Red Tide,’ Episode 4

    The Chemist explains how the black pills work in Episode 4 of 'American Horror Story: Double Feature.' Here's why the neurological explanation is clever.
    By Joshua Lezmi
  • Ben Platt as Payton Hobart in 'The Politician'
    Television

    Why Are Ryan Murphy Characters So Intoxicating? A Deep Dive

    From 'American Horror Story' and 'Scream Queens' to 'The Politician,' Ryan Murphy's characters may be critically contentious, but they stand out.
    By Joshua Lezmi
  • 'Only Murders in the Building'
    Television

    'Only Murders in the Building' Review: Suspense Meets Serendipity

    Hulu's original series 'Only Murders in the Building' combines good old-fashioned comedy (inoffensive and innocuous) with a spell-binding murder mystery.
    By Joshua Lezmi
  • Nicole Kidman in Nine Perfect Strangers
    Television

    ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ Is a Stale Suspense Story Lacking in Humanity

    'Nine Perfect Strangers' review. See why the series based on the novel of the same name by 'Big Little Lies' author Liane Moriarty is a disappointment.
    By Joshua Lezmi
  • Joe Buck Guest 'Jeopardy!' host
    Television

    History Buffs and Ornithophiles Alike May Have a Shot at August 9's Final Jeopardy Answer

    If you just can't wait until 'Jeopardy!' airs tonight, here's a sneak peek at the clue and answer to Aug. 9's Final Jeopardy round.
    By Joshua Lezmi
  • Jojo Moyes on the Events That Inspired ‘The Last Letter From Your Lover’
    Television

    Jojo Moyes on the Events That Inspired ‘The Last Letter From Your Lover’

    How did Jojo Moyes come up with 'The Last Letter From Your Lover'? Inside the real-life occurrences that inspired the time-hopping tale of love and tragedy.
    By Joshua Lezmi
  • Only Murders in the Building
    Television

    'Only Murders in the Building' Trailer: Humor, Heart, and Homicide in Perfect Harmony

    Watch the official trailer for the upcoming Hulu comedy series 'Only Murders in the Building,' starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez.
    By Joshua Lezmi
  • Never Have I Ever
    Television

    Paxton May Have to Walk in "Different Shoes" Come Season 3 of ‘Never Have I Ever’

    What's next for Paxton in 'Never Have I Ever' if Season 3 is greenlit? Paxton will be left to explore new territories, and Darren Barnet is hyped.
    By Joshua Lezmi
  • Bake Squad
    Entertainment

    'Milkbar' Founder Christina Tosi Is Behind a New Baking Show Coming to Netflix in August

    Milk Bar founder and 'Master Chef' judge Christina Tosi is behind Netflix's newest baking competition show, 'Bake Squad.' Watch the trailer.
    By Joshua Lezmi
  • Modern Love
    Entertainment

    'Modern' Love Is Coming Back to Fill Our Hearts Once Again — Watch the Trailer Here

    'Modern Love' comes back to Amazon Prime in August. Check out the trailer for Season 2 based on the celebrated 'New York Times' column.
    By Joshua Lezmi
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