Shrinking follows a grieving therapist as he resorts to whatever habits he can while not hesitating to break the rules with his clients. I know what you’re thinking–how is this series any different from the Tim Baltz-starring Shrink? Can both series co-exist in a world where therapists break the rules? It’s quite possible although I would love to see more of Baltz in action after the Seeso series got the short end of the stick.…"Shrinking: A Comedy About Therapy, Grief"
Emmy-winning actor Michael J. Fox reflects on his life and his fight against Parkinson’s Disease in STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie. Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim takes an interesting approach to his documentary on the Back to the Future star. This is a documentary that could have gone any number of ways. Instead, editor Michael Harte has quite the job of weaving in clips from films and series to match what the actor is saying. There’s…"STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie – Sundance 2023"
Emancipation is based on the true story of Whipped Peter, a Louisiana slave who escaped to his freedom and enlisted in the Union Army. In a perfect world, we would be having a conversation about Will Smith’s performance and Emancipation’s recreation of the 1860s. Whether we like it or not, the slap will forever be apart of the conversation. I cannot deny the fact that Will Smith delivers another Oscar-worthy performance. Do we need another…"Emancipation Tells The Story Of Whipped Peter"
Apple TV+ unveiled their first look at their new comedy series, Shrinking, starring Jason Segel and iconic actor Harrison Ford. The series marks one of Ford’s first major television roles. He’ll also be seen in an upcoming Yellowstone prequel spinoff series on Paramount+. We’re living in another golden age of television with what streaming has to offer. As audiences are not returning to theaters in pre-pandemic numbers, the movie stars are visiting their homes by…"Shrinking: Apple TV+ Unveils First Look at Jason Segel-Harrison Ford Series"
The casting of Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke in Raymond & Ray is enough to pique one’s interest but neither can save the film. On paper, this is a film that should work. In terms of execution, it fails on almost every level. I like both of the starring actors but in watching at home, the film had to fight for my attention. It’s never a good sign when a streaming film has to fight…"Raymond & Ray: A Yawnfest Of A Film"
Jon Stewart returned to classic form in the second season premiere of The Problem With Jon Stewart by calling out Leslie Rutledge. The season 2 premiere takes a look at “The War Over Gender.” I did not ask, want, or choose to be transgender but at the end of the day, all I want to do is just live my life! As Stewart takes at look at what’s happening among conservatives, he uses the moment…"Jon Stewart Calls Out Transphobic Attorney General"
The late Sidney Poitier gets a revealing documentary in a two-hour film directed by Reginald Hudlin and produced by Oprah Winfrey. Unfortunately I missed getting the opportunity to see Sidney during its Toronto premiere screenings. I had one screening on my schedule but one must listen to their body when it needs sleep. In any event, I finally had the chance to sit down and watch ahead of its release on Apple TV+. Leave it…"Sidney: A Revealing Documentary of Sidney Poitier"
Jennifer Lawrence delivers a showcase performance in Causeway as a recently injured soldier transitioning back to life in New Orleans. The actress is completely silent during the film’s opening minutes. This is because Lynsey (Jennifer Lawrence) is recently back from Afghanistan because of brain injury during an IED explosion. Sharon (Jayne Houdyshell) looks after her during the transition back to life. Things take a while to get going but she slowly gets back to living…"Causeway – Toronto 2022"
With all of the issues surrounding HBO Max these days, the need to focus on quality over quantity could never be more true. Thursday’s earnings call shows the direction of HBO Max and it’s not one of churning content out just to churn it out. There’s already way too much content out there. You’d be surprised how many people decide to skip the new stuff in lieu of rewatching their favorite programs again. While I…"Quality over Quantity: HBO Max, Netflix, and Disney+"
Both Chelsea Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton will showcase their new Apple documentary series, Gutsy, during TIFF 2022. TIFF announced that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will showcase their new Apple documentary series Gutsy, based on The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience and produced by their production company HiddenLight, as part of TIFF’s Industry Conference Visionaries program. The Visionaries program at TIFF’s Industry Conference offers inspirational keynotes from distinguished…"Gutsy: Clintons Join Visionaries Program – Toronto 2022"