DOPESICK: Creator Danny Strong on new Hulu limited series – Exclusive Interview

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DOPESICK is a fact-based drama about the Oxycontin crisis. It debuts on Hulu Wednesday, October 13, with a three-episode premiere, followed by a weekly rollout of the other five installments. The gripping, often incendiary examination of decades-long corruption and deception stars Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosario Dawson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Chase, Jake McDorman, Philippa Soo, Mare Winningham, Raul Esparza, and Deja Dee. Danny Strong created, is an executive producer on, and directed the final two episodes of DOPESICK. Born in Manhattan Beach, California, Strong is an Emmy winner as both writer and co-executive producer […]Read On »

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YOUR HONOR: Hope Davis and Isiah Whitlock Jr. on playing their multi-layered characters – exclusive interview

Isiah Whitlock Jr as Charlie Figaro in YOUR HONOR - Season 1 - "Part Three" | ©2021 Showtime/Skip Bolen

YOUR HONOR, a limited series running on Showtime Sunday nights, stars Bryan Cranston in the title role. Executive producer Peter Moffat adapted the show for American television, based on the Israeli drama KVODO. Cranston’s Judge Michael Desiato presides on the bench in New Orleans. He is a man of impeccable ethics – until his seventeen-year-old son Adam (Hunter Doohan) is responsible for a hit-and-run accident that claims the life of another boy. When it turns out the dead youth is Rocco Baxter, the younger son of brutal mobster Jimmy Baxter (Michael Stuhlbarg), Michael sets in motion a chain of events […]Read On »

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YOUR HONOR: Actors Hunter Doohan and Sofia Black-D’Elia on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Sofia Black-D'Elia as Frannie and Hunter Doohan as Adam Desiato in YOUR HONOR - Season 1 - "Part Three" | ©2021 Showtime/Skip Bolen

YOUR HONOR, now in its first season Sunday nights on Showtime, chronicles what happens when high school student Adam Desiato, played by Hunter Doohan, has an asthma attack while driving. Adam accidentally plows into and kills another youth, whose father turns out to be feared New Orleans mobster Jimmy Baxter (played by Michael Stuhlbarg). Adam’s own father is New Orleans Superior Court judge Michael Desiato, played by Bryan Cranston. Michael, until now a completely moral man, will do anything to save his son. This isn’t even the only complication in Adam’s life. He’s also having an affair with his young […]Read On »

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YOUR HONOR: Michael Stuhlbarg on paying a grieving mob boss – Exclusive Interview

Michael Stuhlbarg as Jimmy Baxter in YOUR HONOR | ©2020 Showtime / Skip Bolen

YOUR HONOR is now in the midst of its ten-episode run Sunday nights on Showtime. Based on the Israeli series KVODO, and developed for U.S. television by Peter Moffat, YOUR HONOR sets up a conflict wherein New Orleans judge Michael Desiato (Bryan Cranston) is desperately trying to cover up the fact that his college-student son Adam (Hunter Doohan) was involved in a fatal hit-and run accident. Michael Stulhbarg plays Jimmy Baxter, the mob boss who is the father of Adam’s accidental victim. While another youth has been framed for the crime, Jimmy rightly suspects he doesn’t know everything about what […]Read On »

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YOUR HONOR: Creator Peter Moffat on new Bryan Cranston miniseries – Exclusive Interview

YOUR HONOR - Key Art | ©2020 Showtime

YOUR HONOR, which premieres the first of its ten episodes on Showtime on Sunday, December 6, has been developed for American television by Peter Moffat. Based on the Israeli series KVODO, created by Ron Ninio and Shlomo Mashiach, YOUR HONOR is set in New Orleans. Bryan Cranston stars in the title role, Judge Michael Desiato, who is still grieving the loss of his wife a year ago. We see that he is compassionate and fair on the bench. Michael’s college student son Adam (Hunter Doohan) likewise mourns the loss of his mother. When he goes to commemorate the anniversary of […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SHIRLEY

SHIRLEY movie poster | ©2020 Neon

Rating: R Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young, Logan Lerman Writer: Sarah Gubbins, based on the novel by Susan Scarf Merrell Director: Josephine Decker Distributor: Neon Release Date: June 5, 2020 SHIRLEY is one of those movies where the title character turns out to be a supporting player, albeit in this case quite a forceful one. Based on Susan Scarf Merrell’s 2015 novel, SHIRLEY deals with real-life writer Shirley Jackson, who authored THE LOTTERY and THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, to name two of her more influential works. Director Josephine Decker and screenwriter Sarah Gubbins introduce us to Shirley […]Read On »

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Movie Review: PAWN SACRIFICE

PAWN SACRIFICE poster | ©2015 Bleecker Street Media

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert Writer: Steven Knight, story by Stephen J. Rivele & Christopher Wilkinson and Steven Knight Director: Edward Zwick Distributor: Bleecker Street Media Release Date: September 16, 2015 Chess is not an inherently cinematic game. Couple it with a main character who is actively unlikable, and it sounds like the makings of a movie that is at best hard to watch. Yet PAWN SACRIFICE turns out to be immersive. Directed by Edward Zwick and scripted by Steven Knight from a story by Stephen J. Rivele & Christopher […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MEN IN BLACK 3

MEN IN BLACK 3 movie poster | ©2012 Sony Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Michael Stuhlbarg, Emma Thompson Writer: Etan Cohen, based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham Director: Barry Sonnenfeld Distributor: Columbia Pictures Release Date: May 25, 2012 When it came out back in 1997, MEN IN BLACK was delightful, pitting Tommy Lee Jones’ formidable deadpan as the ultimate secret government agent against Will Smith’s forthright persona as a new recruit against satirical alien spectacle. It was funny, it was inventive and it felt like the creation of people who had things they wanted to say and jokes they wanted […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HUGO

HUGO movie poster | ©2011 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG Stars: Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Michael Stuhlbarg, Frances de la Tour, Richard Griffiths, Jude Law Writer: John Logan, based on the novel THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET by Brian Selznick Director: Martin Scorsese Distributor: Paramount Release Date: November 23, 2011 Anyone not acquainted with the subject matter of Brian Selznick’s book THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET might wonder what about it caused Martin Scorsese to decide to make a family film. The attraction becomes clear while watching director Scorsese’s HUGO, from John Logan’s screenplay […]Read On »

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