The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is back for the start of the fourth season but the show has yet to solve its Jewish caricature problem. Listen, we need to talk. This series is a prime example of why we need Jewish actors being cast in these roles. No amount of acting is going to change the fact that a non-Jewish actor is going to come off as a caricature. People might say “acting is acting” but…"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 4 Review"
Yearly Departed brings on a different set of eulogists in 2021 as the special returns for a second year of roasting the year that was. Yvonne Orji hosts this year’s special, which features eulogies by Jane Fonda, Chelsea Peretti, Meg Stalter, Dulcé Sloan, Aparna Nancherla, and X Mayo. Rachel Brosnahan, one of the executive producers, doesn’t give a eulogy this year but does make an awesome appearance late in the special. I absolutely love her…"Yearly Departed S2 Roasts 2021, In Memoriam"
In her recent podcast, Sarah Silverman commented about the recent casting of Kathryn Hahn as the late Jewish comedian Joan Rivers. Speaking on her podcast, the comedian remarked: “There’s this long tradition of non-Jews playing Jews, and not just playing people who happen to be Jewish, but people whose Jewishness is their whole being. One could argue, for instance, that a gentile playing Joan Rivers correctly would be doing what is actually called ‘Jewface.’” Silverman…"Sarah Silverman Talks Casting Non-Jews As Jews"
The Courier, formerly titled Ironbark, is a Cold War era spy thriller starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel Brosnahan. I love a good spy thriller and The Courier is no exception. My only regret is that I didn’t have the opportunity to watch the film during Sundance in 2020. Screening conflicts mean having to choose between films and I also wasn’t feeling well for most of the festival. I can certainly say that watching films at…"The Courier: A Cold War Spy Thriller"
Yearly Departed, the new all-star comedy special premiering on Amazon Prime Video, roasts the dumpster fire that is the year 2020. Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to bid farewell to this dumpster fire year. Qubi came and went faster than you could say MoviePass! Sorry, not sorry! I’m going to include a photo to break between writing because of possible spoilers. But honestly, I recommend watching before reading. This is really the best way…"Yearly Departed Roasts The Dumpster Fire Of 2020"
I’m Your Woman, directed by Julia Hart and starring Rachel Brosnahan, owes its influence to the 1970s classic crime dramas. Here’s the thing about the classic crime dramas: they were told from a man’s point of view. What Julia Hart and Jordan Horowitz do with their script is change up the genre. Surburban housewife Jean (Rachel Brosnahan) is front and center in this throwback thriller. You know it’s a throwback as soon as you see…"AFI FEST 2020: I’m Your Woman"
Amazon surprised us all by dropping season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel a few hours earlier but the third season is the best season yet. The series takes us away from the Catskills and on the road with Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan). This season, Midge is on tour for the first time and opening up for Shy Baldwin (Leroy McClain). That’s not to say that we don’t miss out on New York City…"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 3 Is Here"
As the period comedy returns for a second season on Amazon Prime, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel brings the funny with a superb performance from Rachel Brosnahan. Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) isn’t afraid of telling it like it is. This is never more true than in the season’s second episode. While there men have made the argument that women aren’t funny, Midge turns this idea on its head. In telling the bunt truth–even in a…"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 2 Brings Laughs"