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‘Bridgerton’ Trailer: Shonda Rhimes Brings a Little Scandal in Her First Netflix Series

Scandal (and the creator of Scandal) has come to Regency England. Shonda Rhimes’ first major original series for Netflix has finally arrived, with a glitzy, racially diverse trailer that puts Rhimes’ signature brand of soap to the period drama. Bridgerton is based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, and from the trailer, looks like […]

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Regina King’s ‘One Night in Miami,’ Pedro Almodovar’s ‘The Human Voice’ Added to Venice Lineup

Regina King’s directorial debut “One Night in Miami” and Pedro Almodovar’s Jean Cocteau adaptation “The Human Voice,” starring Tilda Swinton, have been added to the lineup of the Venice Film Festival’s upcoming 77th edition.Both additions will screen out-of-competition.“One Night in Miami,” to which Amazon Studios recently acquired worldwide rights, takes place in 1964 and follows […]

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“Legendary, peerless”: film industry pays tribute to the UK’s Nik Powell

“He will be sorely but affectionately missed by the thousands of people who he inspired to effect change.”Friends and colleagues havie paid tribute to Nik Powell, the veteran producer and former director of the UK’s National Film And Television School (Nfts), who died yesterday aged 69.A legendary figure in the UK film industry, Powell produced […]

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Netflix, Shonda Rhimes’ initial slate includes ‘Hot Chocolate Nutcracker’, ‘The Residence’

Roster features first series to be created by Rhimes herself since Scandal.Netflix has unveiled initial details of its first slate of series from Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland, which signed a high-profile deal with the streaming service nearly a year ago.The eight projects on the slate include the first series to be created by Rhimes herself since […]

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‘Who Is America?’ Review: Sacha Baron Cohen’s Jokes Are Hit-or-Miss, but His Wild Showtime Series Could Kill Political Careers

Important is the kind of word that gets tossed around a lot when critiquing TV shows. Along with its many adjectives — relevant, vital, urgent, essential, etc. — the designation boosts scripted series from “The Looming Tower” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” to “Scandal” and “The Oa,” noting their political, cultural, or storytelling significance. Unscripted fare, […]

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Elizabeth Marvel To Star In ‘All The Little Things We Kill’; Bryce Durfee Joins ‘Foreign Exchange’

Homeland’s Elizabeth Marvel is set to star in All The Little Things We Kill, an indie that tackles the issue of gun violence, directed by Adam Neutzsky-Wulff. Danielle Brooks (Orange Is The New Black), Guillermo Diaz (Scandal), Casey Cott (Riverdale), and Rj Mitte (Breaking Bad) also star in the Frankie Kl-penned pic. Marvel will play […]

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‘Scandal’ Series Finale Knows That Its Gladiators Did a Lot of Bad Things, but Asks Us to Forgive Them Anyway

[Editor’s note: This review contains spoilers for “Scandal” Season 7, Episode 18, “Over a Cliff”]Pour out a bottle of Bordeaux for Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her friends and enemies, as Thursday night brought their story to a close. “Over a Cliff” did its best to wrap up major emotional arcs, serve (at least one […]

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‘Blockers’ Again Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the second week in a row with “Blockers.”Ads placed for the comedy had an estimated media value of $5.21 million through Sunday for 1,041 national ad airings […]

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