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Sherilyn Connelly

Their lanyards will not be denied.; Credit: screenshot

Showtime's The Circus Actually Makes Sense of This Election

The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth airs Sundays on Showtime In filmmaking, an assembly cut is when recent dailies are strung together in rough narrative order to create the first, very raw draft of the movie. Though it by no means lacks polish or editorial intent, Showtime's......
What's past is prologue in Only Yesterday.; Credit: Courtesy of GKIDS

The Tender Anime Only Yesterday Hits U.S. Screens at Last

Since 2015's When Marnie Was There looks to be its final new film for the foreseeable future, it makes sense that Studio Ghibli would circle back around to its beginnings. Isao Takahata's 1991 Only Yesterday was not Ghibli's first feature, however; it was preceded by Hayao Miyazaki's 1986 Castle in......
Nimoy in a publicity still for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock .

Leonard Nimoy Represented the Best of Humanity

Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83. Both on camera and off, he exemplified the best of what Star Trek, and thus humanity, could represent. Part of that was Trek's writing, of course. But it was Nimoy who took what was on the page — often repaired what......

To Be Takei Follows the Star Trek Actor Into Undiscovered Country

Jennifer M. Kroot’s To Be Takei is an affectionate portrait of the hardest-working member of the original cast of Star Trek, George Takei. That’s pronounced tuh-KAY, not tuh-KAI, as so many have misspoken it over the years, including but not limited to William Shatner, whose strained non-relationship with Takei —......

Hercules Surprisingly Has Both Brains and Brawn

One could be forgiven for being skeptical that a Hercules movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and directed by Brett "Rush Hour Trilogy" Ratner might have a brain in its head, but it actually does. We're not talking Snowpiercer levels of intelligence, but it's far less aggressively stupid than, say,......