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Friday, Jul. 31, 2020
Review: Beyoncé's "Black Is King" Debuts On Disney+
King Beyoncé's new film takes you on a journey of Black art, music, history and fashion as the superstar transports you to Africa to tell the story of a young man in search of his crown, matched to epic songs she created while inspired by "The Lion King." The voyage feels even more special during...
Thursday, Jul. 30, 2020
Review: "The Fight" Chronicles ACLU During The Trump Administration
"The Fight," Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman and Eli Despress' documentary about the American Civil Liberties Union, opens with the inauguration of Donald Trump. His oath rings out like an opening salvo. In just seven days, protests will be amassed at JFK Airport in New York where ACLU attorneys...
Thursday, Jul. 23, 2020
Review: Director Marjane Satrapi's "Radioactive"
It was dirty work, Marie and Pierre Curie's discovery of radium and polonium. To investigate uranium at their Paris laboratory, Marie acquired several tons of pitchblende, a black ore, and the industrial waste product left over when uranium was removed from it. They ground the rock and dissolved it...
Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2020
Review: Director Thomas Kail's Filmed Version of "Hamilton" Debuts On Disney+
The revolution is finally being televised, thank goodness. The long-awaited live-capture of Lin-Manuel Miranda's shake-the-rafters musical "Hamilton" comes out Friday on Disney+, a chance to celebrate America's independence with some of its Founding Fathers. The timing seems ideal. Or, given all...
Friday, Jun. 19, 2020
Review: Director Ivy Meeropol's "Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn"
The director of a new documentary about Roy Cohn is not exactly a neutral party. After all, Cohn played a key role in getting her grandparents executed. Ivy Meeropol is the granddaughter of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union and executed in 1953 in large...
Friday, Jun. 12, 2020
Cinematographers & Cameras: Lensing "The Plot Against America" and "The Morning Show"
Cinematographers Martin Ahlgren and Michael Grady are in the Emmy conversation this season for their respective lensing of The Plot Against America (HBO) and The Morning Show (Apple TV+). Both Ahlgren and Grady got the opportunity to shoot this work based on their prior collaborative relationships...
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'...

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