‘The Crown’ Sneak Peek: Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher Stars of Season 4

Season four of “The Crown” doesn’t hit Netflix until Nov. 15, but at an online event this week, new cast members Emma Corrin and Gillian Anderson discussed embodying iconic British women alongside Olivia Colman’s Queen Elizabeth. Chief TV Critic Caroline Framke interviewed the actresses as part of Variety’s Power Of Women Conversations presented by Lifetime,…… Continue reading ‘The Crown’ Sneak Peek: Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher Stars of Season 4

Variety Power of Women Conversations To Highlight Female Change-Makers

In partnership with Lifetime, Variety is presenting two days of virtual discussions with female industry leaders in several creative fields. “Variety Power of Women Conversations” will be held online Oct. 28-29; registration is free but required for access. Additional sponsors include Providence St. Joseph’s Health, Cadillac and MGO CPA. A week ahead of Election Day,…… Continue reading Variety Power of Women Conversations To Highlight Female Change-Makers

Dark Comedy ‘Spontaneous’ Provides Rare Intelligence For Teen Genre

From writer-director Brian Duffield and based on the novel by Aaron Starmer, Spontaneous is the rare teen dramedy that comes along at the perfect time. Katherine Langford and Charlie Plummer star as high school seniors whose classmates are dying in gruesome explosions for no apparent reasons. Though the filmmakers could not have foreseen opening during…… Continue reading Dark Comedy ‘Spontaneous’ Provides Rare Intelligence For Teen Genre

‘The Glorias’ Brings Humanity To The Face Of Feminism

From writer-director Julie Taymor, the ambitious new film The Glorias follows the life of iconic feminist Gloria Steinem. Based on Steinem’s writing, the film intertwines different eras of the subject’s life, connecting the dots that led her to becoming the public figure, activist and writer we know today.  Four actors play Gloria at various stages…… Continue reading ‘The Glorias’ Brings Humanity To The Face Of Feminism

‘H Is For Happiness’ A Hopeful Depiction Of Growing Up

From director John Sheedy, H is For Happiness is a delightfully lighthearted drama about finding the good in every situation. With a charming blend of realistic problems and whimsical preteen fantasy, the Australian film uses a child’s story to send a valuable message for viewers of all ages. Similarly to Bridge to Terabithia or Simon…… Continue reading ‘H Is For Happiness’ A Hopeful Depiction Of Growing Up

‘The Grizzlies’ A Timely, Inspiring Sports Drama

From excellent Emmy-winning writers Moira Walley-Beckett and Graham Yost comes The Grizzlies, a true sports story that is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring. Set in 2004 in the isolated Northern Canadian hamlet of Kugluktuk where suicide rates are the highest on the continent, a group of high school students learn the sport of lacrosse…… Continue reading ‘The Grizzlies’ A Timely, Inspiring Sports Drama

Gillian Jacobs Goes Back To College In Universal Indie ‘I Used To Go Here’

Gillian Jacobs stars in Kris Rey’s I Used To Go Here, in select theaters and On Demand this Friday. Previously dubbed Alma Mater, the film follows newly-published author Kate back to her college campus to promote her novel and meet with young aspiring writers.  Kate is still young herself, in her mid 30s, but facing…… Continue reading Gillian Jacobs Goes Back To College In Universal Indie ‘I Used To Go Here’

Timely ‘The Secret: Dare To Dream’ Finds The Meaning In Hardship

Katie Holmes and Josh Lucas star in The Secret: Dare to Dream, an uplifting new drama based on the wildly popular 2006 book. Adapted by This Is Us staff writer Bekah Brunstetter, the film shares the same values, ideals and themes of the NBC series: that our lives are somehow mysteriously linked, and our joy…… Continue reading Timely ‘The Secret: Dare To Dream’ Finds The Meaning In Hardship