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2019
Aug
18
 
 
On this day in 1996, Showtime debuted the film Losing Chase, which marked the directorial debut of actor Kevin Bacon...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
18
 
 
Creator/executive producer Danny McBride takes his usual approach with his latest HBO series. Following the paths of Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, McBride’s The Righteous Gemstones is coarse, irreverent, sometimes excessive and completely unconcerned about whether you’re offended or not...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
18
 
 
Televangelists might look like easy marks for satirists. They are not. Like soap operas, televangelists go so far over the top they almost preempt satire...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
17
 
 
Inspired by a true story, this 2018 Clint Eastwood movie (which he directs as well as stars in) tells of a 90-year-old man who becomes a drug mule crossing the border with illegal substances – at first unwittingly, then willingly, with his advanced age providing the perfect cover. Bradley Cooper plays the agent eventually on his tail, and Eastwood’s real-life daughter, Alison Eastwood, is one of his other co-stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
17
 
 
David Attenborough narrates this continuing series, which is all I need to continue recommending it. Tonight’s installment focuses on rare, treasured creatures – and boy, in TV terms, Attenborough certainly qualifies as one of those. He's been doing nature documentaries for TV since the 1950s, and is now 93 years old – two years older than Clint Eastwood’s character in The Mule.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
17
 
 
Danny McBride has spent large chunks of the past decade as HBO's counterpoint. Other shows, from Sopranos to Game of Thrones, had epic scopes. His focused on one angry guy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
17
 
 
From his brash Kenny Powers in Eastbound & Down to his sinister Neal Gamby in Vice Principals, Danny McBride knows how to create a singular, self-serving, short-tempered, ego-driven character for HBO comedies. His latest character continues that tradition...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
17
 
 
On this day in 1997, Showtime debuted a remake of the legal drama 12 Angry Men...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
16
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: The first season of this outstanding crime series, which is a moody period piece about the original formation of the FBI’s serial killer profiler unit, made my Top 10 list in 2017. It’s taken two years for Season 2 to continue the story, and for reasons I’ll never comprehend, Netflix has slid these new episodes of Mindhunter into its streaming library without much fanfare, and certainly without providing previews for critics. Normally, those are bad s
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
16
 
 
The summer of our unpredictable political climate continues – and weeks after his brief break, so does Bill Maher. He’s worth listening to, because he was one of the few on-air voices, political or comic, who predicted in 2016 that Donald Trump might actually win.