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Friday, Jun. 12, 2020
To Count, Perchance To Stream--HBO Max, Quibi Debut; Peacock On The Horizon
From quick bites of programming on the ambitious Quibi platform--championed by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman--to original and classic content spanning features, TV series and documentaries on the just rolled out HBO Max, streaming has launched into the marketplace in a big way as of late with...
Friday, Jun. 12, 2020
Production & Post Recovery/The New Normal: Can We Go Home Again?
The expression “you can’t go home again” gained popularity as the title of Thomas Wolfe’s famous 1940 novel. The profound gist that resonated with so many was that if you try to return to a place you remember from the past, it won’t be the same as you remember it. That may be true even for...
Tuesday, Jun. 9, 2020
Review: Judd Apatow, Pete Davidson Team On "The King of Staten Island"
The protagonists in Judd Apatow movies don't generally have their stuff together. They are emotionally stunted, occasionally underachieving, unmotivated to change and often even border on unlikable. But whether it's Seth Rogen's stoner-entrepreneur, Steve Carell's 40-year-old virgin or Adam Sandler...
Friday, Jun. 5, 2020
Review: Director Josephine Decker's "Shirley" Starring Elisabeth Moss
Josephine Decker's prickly, unnerving "Shirley," is set mostly in the Bennington, Vermont, home of the reclusive writer Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) and her husband, the literary critic Stanley Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg). But it also takes place in the gothic, heightened realm of one of Jackson'...
Friday, May. 29, 2020
Review: Director Nisha Ganatra's "High Note"
There may have been a point — say, oh, a few months ago? — when we'd have demanded a lot more edge from a movie like "The High Note," and been less forgiving of its more implausible moments. But hey, times have changed, and the pleasing chemistry of two very likable leads — Tracee Ellis Ross as a...
Thursday, May. 28, 2020
Review: Andrew Patterson Makes Directorial Debut With Amazon's "The Vast of Night"
"The Vast of Night," a micro-budget noir set in 1950s New Mexico, crackles with B-movie electricity. The film is one of those little miracles: a directorial debut, made for nothing, that establishes a young filmmaker of self-evident command. With atmosphere and cunning, director Andrew Patterson...
Thursday, May. 21, 2020
Review: Director Benjamin Ree's "The Painter and the Thief"
The documentary "The Painter and the Thief" has a few wrinkles to add to the old Picasso adage that great artists steal. "The Painter and the Thief," by Norwegian filmmaker Benjamin Ree, is about a Czech painter, Barbora Kysilkova, who has two of her paintings stolen from an Oslo gallery in April...
Wednesday, May. 20, 2020
Review: Director Michael Showalter's "The Lovebirds"
"The Lovebirds" stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani are two of the most exciting voices working in film and television today, as actors, writers and creators. Rae's "Insecure" and Nanjiani's "The Big Sick" are both vibrant, stimulating and fresh and rooted deeply in the diversity of their own...
Tuesday, May. 19, 2020
Review: Director Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip to Greece"
Most franchises that have made it to four films have by then traipsed the galaxy, pulled off a series of daring heists or freed Willy many times over. The movies of "The Trip," however, have gotten this far almost entirely on the volition of Michael Caine impressions. Michael Winterbottom's four "...
Saturday, May. 16, 2020
Review: Director Tony Cervone's "Scoob!"
Even before darker anxieties took hold, the bad guys of "Scooby-Doo" were charmingly quaint. An evil circus owner, a grumpy civil servant, a plotting first mate — these were the villains of "Scooby-Doo," all of them revealed with an unmasking flourish and the cursing of "you meddling kids." But for...