SXSW 2019 PREVIEW

March is set to come in like a lion once more at the 31st running of the legendary Austin, TX pop culture lollapalooza known as SXSW.  Founded in 1987 as a  ...

Best of 2018: Movies

I saw fewer films of higher quality in 2018, a pretty good year for diversity and imagination at the multiplex despite the repetitive CGI blur of far too many box office hits.  ...

Best of TV: 2018

BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC) On one level, there's not really a good reason for this odd duck to exist at all, since it's a "Breaking Bad" prequel about characters whose fates we  ...

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

There's a fair amount of death in this pensive collection of grim prairie tales from Joel and Ethan Coen, but the Western itself is alive and well -- critically, at least, if not financially given the recent disastrous  ...

2018 Emmy Live Blog by Andrew Osborne

7:03pm - Eek! I was at the gym and suddenly noticed Milo Ventimiglia dressed for a Love Boat reboot on the treadmill TV and realized I was missing the Emmy red carpet! Stupid exercise! 7:08pm - By  ...

Sorry to Bother You (2018)

The less you know about "Sorry to Bother You" going in, the better. So, please feel free to stop reading this review and head straight to the nearest movie theater showing the feature debut of rapper/director Boots Riley.  ...

On Chesil Beach (2017)

Entering the Independent Film Festival Boston screening of "On Chesil Beach" with spotty recollections of the source material (a 2007 novella by Ian McEwan), it was easy to misremember the setting of the period drama -- not the physical location,  ...