I first discovered Pamela Adlon on Louie, though she’s had a long career as an actor and voice-actor.  I followed her from Louie on to Better Things, her loosely autobiographical comedic/dramatic show.  I deeply loved Better Things right from the start.  I am so sad that it&

After watching The Outsiders and Rumble Fish, two 1980’s films directed by Francis Ford Coppola that I’d never before seen, I decided to move on to The Cotton Club, Mr. Coppola’s 1984 film set in and around the real-life Harlem nightclub, where African-Americans per

I loved the first season of Russian Doll.  I thought it was a wonderful concoction: a thrillingly head-spinning show that combined fun sci-fi concepts with moving character drama.  And it was very funny!  Natasha Lyonne was spectacular in the lead role; it felt like the part she wa

There must be something in the zeitgeist!  I loved Aaron Sorkin’s film Being the Ricardos, which spotlighted the immensely talented Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, as well as their sometimes tempestuous romance.  And now, hot on the heels of that film, comes Amy Poehler’s w

Death on the Nile is the sequel to the 2017 film Murder on the Orient Express.  It’s an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel.  Kenneth Branagh returns to direct as well as star as the master detective Hercule Poirot. The year is 1937, and Poirot sees a happy, recen

I have been an enormous fan of George Carlin’s ever since listening to an audiocassette recording of his 1988 stand-up show “What am I Doing in New Jersey?” at way too young an age.  I am hugely excited for this new documentary: I enjoyed seeing the trailer for Avat