Sundance 2020: Horse Girl

Horse Girl features a superb performance from writer-star Alison Brie while the film also has something to say about mental illness. Sarah (Alison Brie) works at an arts and crafts store with Joan (Molly Shannon).  While it pays the bills, Sarah would rather be taking care of her favorite horse or watching her favorite supernatural TV show.  Much to the dismay of roommate Nikki (Debby Ryan), of course.  Nikki does her best to get Sarah…

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Sundance 2020: Save Yourselves!

What should be a relaxing trip to a cabin for a week without smart phones or the Internet becomes something completely different in Save Yourselves! The film is a zany sci-fi comedy that has a lot to offer in terms of lessons.  For one, unplugging sounds like a great idea in theory.  Some of us unplug for 25 hours a week–myself included.  It’s a great way to escape from the troubles of the day.  But…

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SXSW 2018: Most Likely to Murder

As Most Likely To Murder premieres at the SXSW Film Festival, the comedy noir is the rare film that makes a crazy ex-boyfriend villain out of its star. Billy Green, a lowly concierge working in Las Vegas, finds himself back hometown of Valley Stream for Thanksgiving.  Billy talks up Vegas as if he’s boss there.  The reality is that he’s not living the glamorous life that he tells people.  Unlike his old classmates, he’s still…

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TBS unveils 2017 Fall Slate, renews Angie Tribeca for Fourth Season

In addition to unveiling their fall slate, TBS has renewed police comedy Angie Tribeca for a fourth season. The news comes during the Television Critics Association bi-annual meeting.  Not only is the series, starring Rashida Jones, renewed but the fourth season will welcome two-time Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale.  Is this an effort to attract some interest from the Emmy Awards voters?  Maybe. In getting renewed, Angie Tribeca becomes the first of the recent TBS comedies…

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