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2019
Jun
8
 
 
Part of an all-day Elton John salute beginning at noon ET on AXS, this 2014 film captures the musician’s preparation for and presentation of his second multi-year residency at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Before or after you see Rocketman in theaters, it’s a fitting, fun companion piece.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
8
 
 
Writer-director David Lynch’s 1986 movie, the one that cemented his reputation as a boldly surreal and dreamy visionary, still emits the same aura of walking, waking nightmare. But 33 years later, a full third of a century, it’s amazing to watch again and see how youthful and dynamic the cast appears – especially young leads Kyle Maclachlan, Isabella Rossellini and Laura Dern. Dennis Hopper and Dean Stockwell nail the deviant vibe Lynch is so fond of exploring, and other cast m
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
8
 
 
The latest incarnation of A Star Is Born, directed and co-written by star Bradley Cooper, quite arguably is the best screen version yet. It doesn’t have Judy Garland, who as an individual performer still shines the brightest, but this 2018 musical drama does have really impressive musical and dramatic performances by both Cooper and Lady Gaga, with strong acting support from Sam Elliott.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
8
 
 
Albert and David Maysles filmed this classic, much-loved documentary, capturing the eccentric personalities and strange relationship of society belles and recluses Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter “Little Edie.” Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore played them in a superb 2009 HBO movie, but nothing beats the unreal reality of this original article.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
7
 
 
Key members of President Tom Kirkman’s administration are resigning in waves. The Senate is about to vote down one of his hardest-fought and most important bipartisan initiatives...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
7
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: The former ABC series moves to Netflix for more episodes, similar to how Netflix recently served up a few more hours of the former Fox series Lucifer. Kiefer Sutherland continues to star as the “accidental President” – but this season, he sets out to make it official, by competing in an election rather than occupying the White House because every more senior government official was killed in a terrorist attack. For a full review, see David Hinckley’s All
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
7
 
 
MOVIE PREMIERE: This is another Netflix acquisition – this time an independent sci-fi film presented at Sundance and gobbled up by Netflix for TV distribution. It’s a tale of a freshly apocalyptic future – whatever the mysterious “extinction event” referred to in the opening scene’s superimposed graphic titles, it took place the day before the movie begins – in which a robot named Mother unfreezes and begins to revive a human fetus, which she brings to t
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
7
 
 
DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: This is the Showtime premiere of the new documentary XY Chelsea, which tells the story of trans woman Chelsea Manning, who was convicted and temporarily imprisoned for violating the Espionage Act of 2013, after leaking classified U.S. documents to Wikileaks. The former U.S. Army soldier and intelligence officer tells her reasons for disseminating those documents (which, among other things, detailed illegal torture practices by the military), and also describes her stay in p
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
7
 
 
One of the many presidential candidates hoping to earn the nomination for 2020 is entrepreneur Andrew Yang – and he’s Bill Maher’s scheduled opening guest tonight.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
7
 
 
David Tennant and Michael Sheen, co-stars of the entertaining new Amazon adaptation of the Good Omens story by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, are on the couch tonight for a very British – and, I’m guessing, fairly bawdy – installment of Graham Norton’s freewheeling talk show.