Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds

Bright Lights

Perhaps it is possible to produce a documentary about a close mother-daughter relationship that does not immediately conjure thoughts of Grey Gardens, but Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is not the film to accomplish that particular feat. Like its predecessor, Bright Lights is funny and tragic and cringeworthy and, more than anything…

Good Behavior

Michelle Dockery Buries Lady Mary With TNT’s ‘Good Behavior’

There’s no mistaking Michelle Dockery’s new character on TNT’s Good Behavior for Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary. In her first scene, a lowly diner manager orders Letty (Dockery), an even lowlier waitress who is out on parole and struggling with her sobriety, to clean the restaurant’s toilets. Downton Abbey fans be warned: only Maggie Smith performing…

Berlin Station on EPIX

‘Berlin Station’ Arrives on EPIX

Taking inspiration from headline-makers Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, Berlin Station focuses on the CIA’s efforts to stop a leak by any means necessary. Hannibal’s Richard Armitage takes the lead as Daniel Miller, an American spy who grew up in Cold War-era Berlin and who is reassigned to his hometown to catch the whistleblower known in…

Westworld

HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Is an Absolute Masterpiece

HBO took an enormous risk on its latest epic, and rumors of behind-the-scenes troubles threatened to spell a costly flop. Production delays and leaked details about the background actors’ controversial nudity contract dominated much of the early chatter, but after Sunday night’s premiere, Westworld will have few, if any, detractors. Co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa…

HBO's High Maintenance

HBO’s ‘High Maintenance’ Is Pretty Addictive

If you’re a Gen Yer who consciously resents being labeled a Millennial (because a “Millennial” is someone who is younger and/or needier than you), then you’ve probably encountered the popular web series High Maintenance. If you also lived in Brooklyn at any point between 2012 and 2015, then you definitely encountered this series’ polished, portrait-style…

Quarry on Cinemax

Cinemax’s ‘Quarry’ Introduces a New Type of Antihero

Premiering September 9 at 10pm ET on Cinemax, Quarry tells the story of Mac Conway, a Vietnam veteran who returns home from the dwindling war to Memphis alongside his friend and fellow soldier, Arthur Solomon. Although cleared of any wrongdoing for seemingly having taken part in a civilian massacre, both remain accused in the court…

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