Movie Review: THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU movie poster | ©2014 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Ben Schwartz Writer: Jonathan Tropper, based on his novel Director: Shawn Levy Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: September 19, 2014 There are some outstanding performances in THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, which elevates the movie into something actually watchable, as opposed to a couple of good moments interspersed with scenes meant to be funnier or more affecting. The set-up is this: Mort Altman has died. His widow, the formidable therapist and best-selling author Hillary […]Read On »


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Exclusive Interview: HOUSE OF LIES’ Ben Schwartz talks Season 2

Ben Schwartz as Clyde Oberholt in House of Lies | (c) 2013 Michael Desmond/SHOWTIME

HOUSE OF LIES, Showtime’s dark comedy about a team of ruthless management consultants, is now in its second season, Sunday nights at 10 PM. In the series created by Matthew Carnahan, Ben Schwartz plays team member Clyde Oberholt, who envies boss Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle, who is also one of the show’s producers) and would like to seduce colleague Jeannie van der Hooven (Kristen Bell). As a performer, Bronx native Schwartz is also a member of the comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade and has a recurring role as Jean-Ralphio on PARKS AND RECREATION, as well as voicing the animated hero […]Read On »


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Interview: Ben Schwartz builds a HOUSE OF LIES

Showtime’s HOUSE OF LIES, now in the midst of its first season Sundays at 10 PM and already renewed for next year, is based on a memoir by real-life former management consultant Martin Kihn. In the series, Don Cheadle plays Marty Kaan, the leader of a group of corporate management consultants whose vocabulary of head-spinning slick-speak can dazzle clients into ignoring the b.s. raining down upon them. Marty’s minions include Kristen Bell’s Jeannie Van Der Hooven, Josh Lawson’s Doub Guggenheim and, last but not least, Clyde Oberholt, played by Ben Schwartz. Schwartz, who recurs on NBC’s PARKS AND RECREATION as […]Read On »


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