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FX Leads Critics Poll for Best Basic Cable Network

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday.This week’s question: What’s is the best current basic cable network? Why?Clint Worthington (@clintworthing), Consequence of Sound, The SpoolCan there be any other answer than FX? “Pose,” “American Crime Story,” “What We Do in the Shadows,” “Atlanta” — […]

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Animating Donald Glover’s ‘Guava Island’ Like a ‘Pink Panther’-Inspired Tropical Folk Tale

With “Guava Island,” producer Donald Glover and his “Atlanta” director Hiro Murai expanded on Glover’s Childish Gambino music persona. The hour-long short film/music video hybrid stars Glover and Rihanna in an adventure about a music festival with unexpected complications. Shot secretly in Cuba for four weeks, Glover and Murai chose to animate the opening titles […]

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‘Guava Island’ Explained: Understanding Donald Glover and Rihanna’s Surprise Film

Donald Glover continues to grow and impress as an artist, adding the short film “Guava Island” to his already impressive resume of Grammy-winning music as Childish Gambino and his Emmy-winning show “Atlanta.”The 55-minute movie seemingly came out of nowhere. In early April, Spotify began running ads for “Guava Island” and created a hidden playlist inspired […]

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‘Smilf’ Does ‘Atlanta’s Social Surrealism For Struggling Single Moms With Similar Shimmering Brilliance [Season 2 Review]

Someone should coin a specific term for the unusual mélange of magical realism, biting social-commentary and the surreal existential absurdism of “Atlanta,” if only so I can reapply said term to Showtime‘s fierce and funny “Smilf,” a series that came to similar ideas on its own, but filtered through an unapologetically raw feminist lens of […]

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PGA Awards Winners: Complete List (Updating Live)

The Producers Guild of America’s awards are underway at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.“BlacKkKlansman,” “Black Panther” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “A Quiet Place,” “Roma,” “A Star Is Born” and “Vice” have been nominated for the Producers Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award as the top feature film of 2018. The PGA, which […]

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Bill Hader, Ben Stiller, Jason Bateman Earn First DGA Awards Nods For TV

There is little rest of the weary for awards season as the post-Golden Globes hangover saw nominations revealed for the WGA, Art Directors Guild and the Ace Eddie Awards. But, wait, there’s more. The Directors Guild of America won’t reveal the Film nominees until tomorrow, but this morning those honored for their work in Television, […]

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DGA 2019 TV Nominations Highlight Actor-Directors Ben Stiller, Bill Hader, Donald Glover

The Director’s Guild of America gave its stamp of approval to a number of actors-turned-directors Monday afternoon, nominating a slew of famous faces for its 2019 DGA Awards.Jason Bateman (“Ozark”), Bill Hader (“Barry”), Sacha Baron Cohen (“Who Is America?”), and Ben Stiller (“Escape at Dannemora”) all landed their first DGA nominations, while Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) […]

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‘The Kominsky Method’ Wins Golden Globe for Best TV Comedy, a First for Netflix

Netflix finally has its first big Golden Globes TV win. “The Kominsky Method,” creator Chuck Lorre’s branch-out into single-cam comedy, took home the trophy for Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy on Sunday night.“This doesn’t happen to me,” Lorre said as he accepted his award on the stage of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los […]

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‘I’m black, I can’t do method acting’: Brian Tyree Henry on Atlanta and Widows

The Tony-nominated actor stars in two of autumn’s biggest films, Widows and If Beale Street Could Talk. So why has he suffered from imposter syndrome?• Donald Glover on Atlanta: ‘I’m not making a TV show, I’m making an experience’He might wear it lightly, but Brian Tyree Henry is a star. Over the next few months […]

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