History tends to repeat itself. Yet despite so many examples, we’re still surprised by the strong performance of films that reach minority audiences. And “Hustlers,” starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu, is the latest illustration. The film is an example of a story about strong and diverse characters, written and
Watching Sunday night’s Emmy Awards was a roller coaster. At times, it was exhilarating, with a string of history-making and surprising wins, especially the unexpected dominance of “Fleabag” over presumed front-runner “Veep” in the comedy categories. Yet it was also stomach-turning, with a series of questionable and downright embarrassing moments
As soon as the “Downton Abbey” theme hits the speakers in your local movie theater, patrons will visibly relax in their seats. Some may even clap. For two hours, viewers will be transported to the early-20th-century world of the Crawleys and the close-knit tribe of servants working for the aristocratic family.
“Succession,” the HBO show about a billionaire patriarch named Logan Roy (Brian Cox), could’ve been just another prestige drama about a male antihero. An old rich bastard, a corporate corollary to Tony Soprano, who grapples with the inevitability of his decline and death, ever reluctant to step off the stage.
Arthur Fleck takes seven psych meds. He laughs uncontrollably, a piercing cackle that ascends to the heavens (or descends to hell). When he dances, it’s with his gangly arms outstretched and his torso hunched in a manic daze. He has an affinity for clown makeup and a co-dependent relationship with
Ten years ago, The Lumineers frontman Wesley Schultz wrote down an idea in his notebook: he wanted to put an album out in three chapters. Schultz and his bandmate Jeremiah Fraites patiently played by the music industry’s rules, releasing their first two albums, 2012’s “The Lumineers” and 2016’s “Cleopatra,” the
Consider this: In 1999, there was no Tiffany “New York” Pollard. The exploits of Bethenny Frankel and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps were unknown to us. Millions of people did not tune in every night to see the sexcapades of twentysomething strangers looking for love on a secluded island. TV —