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‘Love Life’ Season 2 Review: William Jackson Harper Outshines the Trite Rom-Com Around Him

When “Love Life” premiered in May 2020, America had an orange-haired cartoon for a president, seemingly every citizen wanted a vaccine, and HBO Max was launching to direct competition from a one-month-old streamer called Quibi. All that has since changed, and Season 2 of Sam Boyd’s anthology series has, too. The creator is joined by […]

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Emmy Predictions: Best Actor in a Comedy Series — ‘Ted Lasso’s’ To Lose

Last Year’s Winner: Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”Still Eligible: No.Hot Streak: Repeat winners are still trendy in the Best Comedy Actor category. Bill Hader won in back-to-back years for “Barry” (2018 – 2019), Jeffrey Tambor won twice for “Transparent” (2015 – 2016), and Jim Parsons saw repeat wins for “The Big Bang Theory” in 2013 and […]

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Steven Spielberg’s Movie About His Childhood Casts ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Breakout Julia Butters

At only 12 years old, Julia Butters is taking Hollywood by storm. Her resume includes acting roles in popular shows like Transparent and American Housewife, but it was her role as Trudi Fraser in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood that really won audiences over. Now, Steven Spielberg has cast Butters in his […]

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The Adventures of Wolfboy review – charm and vulnerability in magical realism fable

There are lovely performances in this teen drama tackling dysphoria, that a kid wrestling with their identity will treasureBroken into arch chapter headings that are introduced with intricate, stylised illustrations like something out of a book of fairytales for Gen Z and millennial misfits, this fey, magical realism fable is an interesting mixture of winning […]

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Gloria Steinem Biopic Caught in Crosshairs of Timothy Hutton Rape Accusation

A harrowing accusation of rape against actor Timothy Hutton, surfaced in a BuzzFeed story on Monday, raises questions about a new film in which he co-stars about the life of activist icon Gloria Steinem.In an in-depth BuzzFeed report by Kate Aurthur and Adam B. Vary (both have since joined the staff of Variety), the Oscar-winning […]

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‘Transparent’ Review: Amazon’s Musical Finale Strikes the Wrong Chord, Too Many Times

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for the “Transparent” series finale, “Transparent: The Musicale Finale.”]Right off the bat, it’s jarring to see “Transparent” go the “La La Land” route — opening not only with a big musical number, but with a bad song about L.A. traffic. As Sarah Pfefferman (Amy Landecker) belts out a […]

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Tiff Audiences Fall for Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers in ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’: ‘Cinematic Therapy’

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, indeed, for Toronto International Film Festival audiences who caught the world premiere of director Marielle Heller’s new film starring Tom Hanks as the beloved Mister Rogers.Written by “Transparent” scribes Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” centers on the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers […]

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‘Red Sonja’ Writer-Director Jill Soloway Says Film Will Be Similar To Superhero Films ‘Dark Knight’ & ‘Deadpool’

“Red Sonja” isn’t even close to production but there’s already been some serious drama behind-the-scenes. The project was originally announced as being directed by Bryan Singer, but after the filmmaker’s most recent #MeToo accusations, he was dismissed from the film. Now, there’s “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway, who has taken over the role of writer-director of […]

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