Genius: Aretha is the third season of a National Geographic series about geniuses. The first two seasons were about Picasso and Einstein. Now we have Aretha Franklin. The series isn’t a traditional biopic. It’s more about the music than anything else. After streaming on the National Geographic channel, it’s now on Hulu.Continue reading “Genius: Aretha strikes a chord for genius”
Sorry to Bother You is one crazy piece of theater. The crazy works. It delivers a powerful punch in an imaginative package. Written and directed by Boots Riley, this is a tale about class, race, greed, exploitation, and love. Boots Riley is one of those fresh voices in American cinema people are always talking about. Continue reading “Review: Sorry to Bother You”
The Post taps into the modern political situation like it was 1971. I don’t know how filmmakers tap into the zeitgeist of a particular moment with films like The Post that take months or years to make, but they do it again and again. Continue reading “Review: The Post”
Are you old enough to remember The Pentagon Papers? Just in case that was before your time, they were 700 pages of secret government documents about the Viet Nam War. They made the government look very bad. Very bad. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star in The Post to tell the story of how those pages were published creating the biggest news story of the 1970s. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Post”
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is back with season 3. It’s as funny as ever. Kimmy is no longer the wide-eyed child all new to the world after 15 years locked underground. She’s developed a certain mature wisdom – not always reliable, but she’s finding her way. This is a review of season 3 only and contains minor spoilers. Continue reading “Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 3”
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 2 has 13 short episodes of the same madcap buffoonery we saw in season 1. It does move the story along and show character growth and some hidden depths. You must dig through the comedy to find the message, however.
There are spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2”