This scattershot satire of the dark underbelly of 1950s suburbia feels like a movie the Coen brothers forgot to make. It is their script, which means the laughs still have bite. And the director is George Clooney, who’s previously worked as an actor with the Coens, sometimes smashingly (O Brother Where Are Thou, Burn After Reading), sometimes not (Intolerable Cruelty). But the star, staying behind the camera here, lacks the instinct to go for the jugular the way the material demands. Clooney and his producing partner Grant Heslov updated the siblkings’ screenplay to add dramatic heft to the mockery. Ironically, Suburbicon succeeds best when it uses the film noir genre to send up a whites-only view of America that’s not nearly as dated as it should be in the Trump era. A doc-type prologue sets the scene as cookie-cutter families line up to purchase cookie-cutter homes in the cookie-cutter neighborhood of Suburbicon (think Levittown, Pennsylvania). Everything looks … [Read more...] about ‘Suburbicon’ Review: George Clooney’s Satire Goes From Righteous to Toothless
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Filmmakers updating the stale genre for a Netflix-assisted comeback in the #MeToo era say they are avoiding "insulting" tropes while embracing gender swaps, empowerment and even grand gestures: "If done in the right way, it won't feel creepy." Last year, when Set It Up star Glen Powell expressed interest in I Want to F*** Your Sister, Melissa Stack's 2007 Black Listed screenplay, the writer-director had concerns that the premise had become outdated. The film features a finance bro's transformation into a better man when his attractive younger sister interns (and gets hit on) at his company. Stack thought a comedy depicting the sexual harassment of a woman in the workplace was "problematic" in the #MeToo era. But over a coffee at a Pain Quotidien in Larchmont Village, when Powell asked, "What if we swapped the genders?" she says "it was like dominoes falling." She could address the harassment men can face and the female attention men are supposed to desire in a laugh-out-loud, … [Read more...] about So Long, Ice Queens and Gay Best Friends: Hollywood’s New Rules of Rom-Coms
USA Network has set mid-winter premiere dates for Season 3 of The Sinner, starring Bill Pullman, Matt Bomer and Chris Messina, and Sam Esmail’s new anthology drama Briarpatch, led by Rosario Dawson. Both will bow on Thursday, February 6. Watch the new trailers for Briarpatch above and The Sinner below. Briarpatch follows Allegra Dill (Dawson), a no-nonsense professional who returns to her quirky hometown to solve her sister’s murder. The inaugural season celebrates the genres represented by Ross Thomas’ book — a stylish blend of crime and pulp fiction — while updating his sense of fun, danger and place for a new generation. Jay R. Ferguson, Edi Gathegi, Brian Geraghty and Kim Dickens also star. The 10-episode Briarpatch was written for television by Greenwald, who executive produces alongside Esmail through his production company Esmail Corp and Anonymous Content’s Chad Hamilton. Dawson also is a producer on the … [Read more...] about ‘The Sinner’ Season 3 & ‘Briarpatch’: Premiere Dates & Trailers For USA Network Drama Series
Erica Fernandes, who got popular with her role of Sonakshi on Sony TV's show Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi, is currently seen on Star Plus' Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2. While the actress was paired opposite Shaheer Sheikh on KRPKAB, she is paired opposite Parth Samthaan in KZK 2. It has to be recalled that there were rumours of reel life couple Erica and Shaheer turning into real life couple. But both the actors refuted the rumours. Now that she is being paired opposite Parth on KZK 2, her chemistry with the actor is being loved by the fans. The actress got into trouble as she was asked to choose one among the two actors - Parth and Shaheer. Read on to know more! #AskEFJ Erica is active on social media and she keeps her fans updated. She also chats with her fans whenever she gets time. Recently, she asked fans to shoot questions with #AskEJF on Instagram, which she usually does! Erica’s Fans Asked Her To Choose Between Parth Or Shaheer Erica's fans asked her questions like her … [Read more...] about When Erica Fernandes Was Asked To Choose Between Parth Samthaan & Shaheer Sheikh!