Unlike last year’s Weiner, there was no one standout doc at this year’s Sundance fest, but several accomplished ones. Step, about an inner city Baltimore dance troupe, is beautifully uplifting, leading to a $4 million acquisition by Fox Searchlight, while Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press is a remarkably timely prelude to President Trump’s war on the free press. But filmmaker Jenner Furst’s in-depth chronicle of the trial, imprisonment, and aftermath of Kalief Browder—a 16-year-old Bronx teen who was falsely imprisoned for stealing a backpack, spent three years in the hellscape of Riker’s Island (and over 800 days in solitary), and took his own life upon his release—is a powerful indictment of the criminal justice system, institutional racism, solitary confinement, and Riker’s Island. This six-part TV docuseries, produced by Jay Z and Harvey Weinstein and premiering later this year on Spike TV, may be this … [Read more...] about The Best of Sundance 2017: Jessica Williams, ‘Patti Cake$,’ and Jay Z’s Call to Action
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Despite more than a foot of snow on the ground in Park City, and more falling by the minute, the voices are as loud and impassioned as ever, from the hundreds who gathered for the Sundance Film Festival’s Respect Rally, huddled in their parkas and hoisting their Grab ‘Em By the Ballot signs, to celebrities including Jane Fonda, Lena Waithe, and Tessa Thompson rallying them from a makeshift stage. … [Read more...] about Jane Fonda and the Women of Sundance Take on President Trump: ‘Resist! Persist! Insist! Elect!’
“Team Trump has been spreading all sorts of unproven nonsense about Hunter Biden, and I don’t get that,” Kimmel said. “I mean, why would they align themselves with these conspiracy theories when they can just point out that Hunter Biden is a 49-year-old man with two bracelets? For me, that’s all I need to know.” … [Read more...] about 25 of the Wildest Celebrity Quotes of 2019
Marcel Vigneron of Top Chef gets beat up a lot, for reasons we can’t quite ascertain. Jennifer Aniston is going to make out with Courteney Cox on an upcoming episode of her new show, Dirt. Nick Lachey had a crush on Carmen Electra in high school. Brooklynites Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams might have gotten married on the sly. Judith Regan is back in New York after spending some time in Hollywood. Jamie Foxx loves funneling vodka down the gullets of female clubgoers. Henry Kissinger and Michael Eisner sat next to each other on a flight from LAX to JFK. Robert Redford wants to work with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Also, his daughter Amy has a movie coming out. Michael Madsen is so old-school he once smashed his cell phone with a hammer to facilitate his letter-writing. Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, wrote a historical novel. … [Read more...] about Breaking: Less Than Pure Ethics at the ‘Post’!
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009) ★★ Zachary Levi, David Cross. Live action/animated. Now in the care of Dave Seville’s nephew Toby, chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore enter a battle of the bands contest to save their school’s music program. (PG) 1 hr. 29 mins. Freeform Sat. 12:30 p.m. … [Read more...] about Movies on TV this week: ‘Schindler’s List’ on Starz and more