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2019 Emmys: Who will join Bill Hader in the Emmy lineup for Best Comedy Actor?

Unlike the dragon scorched wasteland that is the Drama acting races, the comedy field is filled to the brim with possible nominees and potential winners with only last year’s Best Comedy Actor winner Bill Hader (Barry) a sure thing for a nomination.  Also attempting a return: Anthony Anderson (Black-ish); Ted Danson (The Good Place) and William H. Macy (Shameless). Both …

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Review: ‘Barry’ is back for season 2 and as lethal as ever

Bill Hader in HBO’s Barry. (Photo: HBO/Isabella Vosmikova) In 2017, when Bill Hader signed on with HBO to create, write, direct and star as the titular character in a new show, Barry, we were all expecting something along the same lines as the Saturday Night Live alumni; more zany, excessive characters that defined his comedic career. Very few were anticipating …

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Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Predictions: Television

The 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards are tomorrow night and I’ve already revealed my predictions for Motion Picture and now have my TV ready to go. Voters seemed a bit lazy here this year with some categories so stacked with double nominees from the same show that some, especially in comedy, only made room for three programs represented. There’s a …

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Trailer for Gilda Radner doc ‘Love, Gilda’

She was the very first performer chosen for the cast of Saturday Night Live. She blew down doors for female comedians on television and entered into a fairy tale romance with Gene Wilder. The new film Love, Gilda joins Won’t You Be My Neighbor? as one of the year’s most intimate portraits of someone we all knew but didn’t really …

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2018 Emmy Winner Predictions: Writing and Directing Categories

There are some very contentious categories in writing and directing this year, especially in Comedy and Drama Series. In Comedy Series Writing it feels like a fight between the second season of Atlanta and first season The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Atlanta creator Donald Glover won directing last year, but lost writing. It might happen again, and in fact I’m predicting …

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2018 Emmys: The Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Race

While the race for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series seems like a slam dunk for Donald Glover (Atlanta), there are some contenders looking for their first nomination here as well as one previous winner who won’t be in the running at all. The Returning Champ Donald Glover (Atlanta) is having quite a year. In just a space of a …

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SFIFF59 Preview: Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller)

In Maggie’s Plan, Greta Gerwig plays the titular character, a woman on the verge of artificially inseminating herself with the DNA of a former college acquaintance-turned-pickle-entrepreneur named Guy (played by Vikings‘ Travis Fimmel). Gerwig is someone who I always feel would make a great muse for Woody Allen. She was indeed in a Woody Allen film, To Rome with Love, before …

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REVIEW: Trainwreck (★★★½)

  In the opening scene of Trainwreck, the new film directed by Judd Apatow, two young girls are told by their father “Monogamy isn’t realistic” and they feed the line back to him as a mantra.  It’s the setup for grown-up Amy’s strict one-night stand lifestyle as an adult and the jumping off point for the funniest, smartest, most hilarious …

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