May December revisits a notorious scandal as an actress arrives in Georgia in order to research a role in an upcoming film. If the film’s plot sounds familiar, that’s because it’s basically the story of Mary Kay Letourneau. The main difference is that Gracie Atherton-Yoo (Julianne Moore) and Joe Yoo (Charles Melton) conducted their affair at a pet shop, not a school. In any event, Elizabeth Berry (Natalie Portman) has hit up their Savannah, Georgia…"May December Revisits 1990s Scandal With Humor"
The troubles for Maestro started not with the first images of ethnic cosplay but as soon as Bradley Cooper won over Jake Gyllenhaal. I wish I could take credit for coining “ethnic cosplay” as a term but no, I can’t. It was used by a colleague after the release of first-look images in 2022. In my opinion, the remarks still hold up today. The push for authentic representation in Hollywood somehow does not include Jews.…"Maestro: A Showcase of Ethnic Cosplay in Leonard Bernstein Biopic"
Netflix announced the list of movies, television series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service in December 2023. All titles and dates are subject to change. Avail. 12/1/23 May December — NETFLIX FILM Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple buckles under the pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about their past. Sweet Home: Season 2 (KR) — NETFLIX SERIES Who’s…"Netflix: Coming and Leaving in December 2023"
A new Netflix film, Rustin, introduces the mostly forgotten Civil Rights leader/organizer Bayard Rustin to a new generation. When they were choosing the dates for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Rustin (Colman Domingo) played a key role in the choosing the dates. The initial planning was for a two-day event but it later turned into a single day event. However, Rustin advocated against holding it on Friday so that Jews could attend.…"Rustin Introduces Bayard Rustin to a New Generation"
David Fincher’s 12th feature film, The Killer, sees the filmmaker reunite with Netflix as we follow a lone wolf assassin. What should have been a basic hit becomes a hit-gone-wrong and the titular killer (Michael Fassbender) pays the consequences. It turns out that his boss sends people to take care of his loved ones, which turns out to be a bad idea. He ends up going up the chain to take out even more people…"The Killer: David Fincher Returns With New Netflix Film"
Netflix announced the list of movies, television series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service in November 2023. All titles and dates are subject to change. Coming Soon Elena Knows (AR) — NETFLIX FILM As her Parkinson’s disease progresses, a woman leads a relentless investigation into finding those responsible for the sudden death of her daughter. The Railway Men (IN) — NETFLIX SERIES After a deadly gas leaks from a factory in…"Netflix: Coming and Leaving in November 2023"
Netflix announced the list of movies, television series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service in October 2023. All titles and dates are subject to change. Coming Soon ONEFOUR: Against All Odds (AU) — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY This documentary traces the meteoric rise of Australia’s first drill rap stars, defiant in the face of police’s efforts to stop them from performing. Avail. 10/1/23 60 Days In: Season 4 A Beautiful Mind American Beauty…"Netflix: Coming and Leaving in October 2023"
Jeff Malmberg spoke with Solzy at the Movies last week about the new Netflix documentary, The Saint of Second Chances. Malmberg co-directed the film with Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville. He also edited the film with Alan Lowe. Both have been wanting to make a baseball movie for quite some time now. It just so happens–as Jeff tells me–that Morgan first met Mike Veeck fifteen years ago. The two filmmakers started scheming together about how they…"Jeff Malmberg talks The Saint of Second Chances"
Shawn Levy and Steven Knight have adapted Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See into an epic Netflix series. All the Light We Cannot See is unlike anything in Shawn Levy’s filmography in that he’s directing a period drama for the first time. It’s not a comedy and it definitely isn’t an action movie, which has more or less filled his filmography in recent years. No matter the genre or medium, Levy…"All the Light We Cannot See – Toronto 2023"
Netflix has a new number of new movies for everyone their 2023 Fall Movie Slate, whether its documentary, comedy, drama, or animation. Having seen The Saint of Second Chances during Tribeca this past summer, it’s a baseball documentary that I highly recommend. Co-directors Morgan Neville and Jeff Malmberg really hit it out of the ballpark as audiences get an inside look at the Veeck baseball family. Jeff Daniels narrates the film while Charlie Day portrays…"Netflix: 2023 Fall Movie Slate"