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Friday, Dec. 4, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak that delayed the taping of "Shameless" is woven into the 11th and final season of the Gallagher saga. It seems inevitable, given the outsized share of hardships the family has met and, sometimes, overcome.
It also reflects executive producer John Wells' intention...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020
Emmy-winning documentarian R.J. Cutler was a fan of John Belushi well before his high-profile antics on Saturday Night Live. Cutler was first won over by Belushi’s work on the National Lampoon Radio Hour, sowing the seeds for what would become a deep lifelong appreciation,...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
Errol Morris, a lauded documentarian whose accomplishments include an Oscar win for The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003), didn’t seek out his latest film, My Psychedelic Love Story (Showtime Documentary Films). Rather its protagonist, Joanna...
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 2019
Intensely loyal viewers routinely make Fox News Channel the most-watched cable network each week. So how many people want to watch a miniseries about Roger Ailes, the man who developed and ran the place for its first two decades?
The safest answer for Showtime’s “The Loudest Voice” is it’...
Tuesday, May. 16, 2017
In the current run-up to the "Twin Peaks" revival, viewers know almost nothing about what to expect. At the same time, they know everything they need to.
There will be no critics' reviews to tip them off before the series debuts Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT. Showtime has kept its episodes under...
Friday, Apr. 14, 2017
John Ridley's projects always have something to say, and it's always worth considering.
The writer, director and producer works a big canvas and does it thoughtfully, whether in his Oscar-winning screenplay for "12 Years a Slave," his ABC anthology series "American Crime" or his new drama...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
After making a documentary about presidential chiefs of staff two years ago, filmmaker Jules Naudet joked about focusing on another important government job where it would seem next to impossible to get interview subjects to speak candidly, if at all....
Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
The theme song for the annual rollout of fall and winter television shows could have been that cowboy classic "Home on the Range," where "seldom is heard a discouraging word" (seldom, anyway, from the throngs of producers and stars pitching their shows), "and the...
Friday, May. 1, 2015
John Logan, the creator, writer and show runner of Showtime's "Penny Dreadful," has a studio full of surprises in store for fans of the Victorian Gothic horror series. But the biggest one of all might be lurking in his own head.
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2015
New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, now in its 58th year, announced the World’s Best TV & Films winners last night at their gala event at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas.
The Grand Jury panel awarded 145 Gold World...