Lynn Shelton had developed what was becoming her own distinctive blend of comedy and drama, one that drew on strong writing, improvisation, and women characters.
It’s a simple and formulaic premise: a boy with a single mom and an old widower become soulmates. But Driveways transcends cliché because of its strong direction and performances, especially from the late Brian Dennehy.
Video essays have been characterized as “the articulation of thought in audiovisual form.”
The pace of this superb mini-series is keyed to generating intimacy with the characters and their struggles.
Marvelously acted and directed, First Cow is a masterpiece that dramatizes how struggle and adversity are part of the human comedy.
A comical version of Jane Austen is coming our way via Autumn de Wilde’s Emma.
While The Assistant’s scenario alludes to Harvey Weinstein, the problem is systemic in the entertainment business and probably many other workplaces.
You will laugh at Uncut Gems, but you will leave the theater shaking.
Waves is a plea for mutual understanding, for acts of grace that transcend race, age, gender, and social status.
About the post-Reagan era, Boston Phoenix and Boston After Dark editor, Arnie Reisman, observes: “Everything went to sleep, and while we were sleeping, the Republican Party grew six more heads.”