Sometimes, one film in a festival lineup can help to reveal another in sharper relief. To wit, one of the loveliest entries in Sundance 2013's U.S. Dramatic Competition, James Ponsoldt's deeply felt coming-of-age drama The Spectacular Now, looked even better after the premiere of The Way Way Back, a ... More >>
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the infamous Jonestown murder-suicides orchestrated by Reverend Jim Jones in Guyana. More than 900 people lost their lives.
While Jones' Peoples Temple is inherently a Bay Area story — that of an Indianapolis preacher who, in 1965, moved his followers to ... More >>
We knew Luck would be hardcore.
With Deadwood's David Milch on the screenplay and Miami Vice's Michael Mann in the director's chair, HBO's new ode to horse-racing was bound to be grittier and manlier than Cormac McCarthy' 5 'o' clock shadow.
But are they taking the realism too far? In a single sea ... More >>
Famed television writer and former Yale English instructor David Milch announced this week that he's agreed produce some of William Faulkner's works for HBO. There's no word yet on what he'll do, but he's clearly got a lot to work with -- nineteen novels, a hundred plus short stories, and some scree ... More >>
Photo credit: HBO.comWhat to watch with your Scofflaw cocktailI don't know about you, but I still mourn the loss of Deadwood, the cancelled HBO series starring ill-tempered, foul-mouthed Al Swerengen. So when I come across words that sound as poetically filthy, even Shakespearean, as the rest ... More >>
It's been over two years since HBO aired the final episode of Deadwood, laying to rest one of its greatest original series in startlingly abrupt fashion. David Milch's gritty - at times, downright greezy - western epic earned a cadre of deeply devoted fans and as much acclaim as either The Sop ... More >>