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‘Malcolm & Marie’ First Reactions: Zendaya and John David Washington Sizzle in Powerhouse Chamber Drama

Sam Levinson’s “Malcolm & Marie” premiered Friday night from Netflix at a special screening co-hosted by AFI, and early reactions are strong for this two-hander starring Zendaya and John David Washington as a couple in crisis. Shot during the pandemic, the film is an acting showcase for the two leads as, over the course of […]

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‘Euphoria’ Review: Special Episode Lends a Helping Hand This Holiday Season

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Euphoria,” Special Episode – Part 1, Rue, “Trouble Don’t Last Always.”]The holiday season is a two-sided coin. For some, the world is filled with twinkly lights, family celebrations, and people spreading cheer. But for others, winter is hard. Those lights barely brighten these long, cold nights. Lost […]

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‘Euphoria’ Special Episode Trailer Picks Up the Pieces After Rue’s Season Finale Relapse

[Editor’s Note: The following article contains slight spoilers for “Euphoria” Season 1.]The first season finale of “Euphoria” left viewers buzzing about the fate of Rue, the series’ protagonist played by Zendaya in an Emmy-winning performance. Season 1’s final episode ended in ambiguous fashion after Rue relapsed and got thrown into a surreal musical fantasia that […]

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Netflix’s ‘Malcolm & Marie’ Starring John David Washington and Zendaya Sets February Premiere

Netflix has set an awards season launch of Feb. 5 for Sam Levinson’s drama “Malcolm & Marie,” starring John David Washington and Zendaya.Netflix is also planning an Academy Awards campaign for the black-and-white film, which it bought for $30 million during the TorontoInternational Film Festival in September following a screening. “Malcolm & Marie” stars Washington […]

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‘Euphoria’ Returning With Two New Episodes Before Season 2, Including a Christmas Special

HBO’s Euphoria will return with two new episodes ahead of its eventual second season. HBO had previously announced a “special Covid episode” of the series, and now they’re adding a Euphoria Christmas special, too. Both will continue the story from season 1, and – in case you were wondering – both were produced under Covid-19 […]

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‘Euphoria’ to Air Two New Episodes on HBO, Including Christmas Special

Euphoria, one of my favorite contemporary television shows, is a barn-burner of storytelling. Its first season is relentless, fearless, and fearsome in its impressive filmmaking, exacting emotional turbulence, and sheer boundary-pushing audacity in its extreme content. Zendaya anchored the first season expertly as Rue (winning an Emmy for her troubles) and creator Sam Levinson (who […]

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‘Euphoria’ is Getting a Pandemic-Themed Episode Before Season 2 Arrives; Still No Plans for More ‘Watchmen’

Euphoria, HBO’s sex- and drug-fueled teenaged drama, won’t start shooting its second season until sometime next year. But the news isn’t all bad: fans will get a stepping stone before the second season drops. HBO president Casey Bloys confirmed that a Euphoria pandemic episode, what he’s calling a “special Covid episode,” will air before the […]

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‘Euphoria’ Season 2 Won’t Film Until Early 2021, but HBO Confirms ‘Special Covid Episode’

Nearly everyone in the TV industry was expecting “Succession” and “Watchmen” to be HBO’s Emmy power players in 2021, but the network’s hyper-stylized high school drama “Euphoria” was no slouch either. The Sam Levinson-created series nabbed three Emmys, including a major prize for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series thanks to Zendaya (now the […]

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