The Morning Show is the definitive television drama series for the #MeToo era and the Apple TV+ series could not be more timelier with its commentary. We’re over two years into the start of the #MeToo movement. While some series have offered commentary in terms of references, The Morning Show goes big. It isn’t just that the series is ripped out of the headlines but Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) could easily be a stand-in for…"The Morning Show: A TV Drama for the #MeToo Era"
Taking place during Detroit in the 1980s, White Boy Rick tells the story it wants but only to an extent. The biggest thing that I felt could have been explored better were the unjust treatments towards Rick Wershe, Jr. (Richie Merritt). This is someone who became the youngest person to ever serve as an FBI informant. The fact that the FBI turned their backs on a deal is wildly upsetting. It isn’t unfair to say…"TIFF 2018: White Boy Rick"
Mary Shelley doesn’t focus on Frankenstein until the final half hour but the headliner is preceded by a lifeless under-card that’s not even worthy of pay-per-view. Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) was the woman who would go on to pen the famous Frankenstein novel. Before getting there, the future author had a relationship with romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (Douglas Booth). Their relationship was not one in which their family endorsed, which explains why the…"Tribeca 2018: Mary Shelley"