Tag Archives: HBO

Tina Turner Is Simply the Best on HBO

“I had an abusive life. It’s a reality so you have to accept it,” says Tina Turner, as she contemplates the physical and emotional blows she absorbed as the abandoned child of sharecroppers in Nutbush, TN, and as the physically … Continue reading

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HBO’s Allen v. Farrow Sheds New Light on Family Trauma

“This is someone I loved more than anyone else. You can love somebody and be afraid of them.”–Dylan Farrow. I can’t remember when I didn’t have a crush on Woody Allen.  I absolutely adored his films, his humor and the … Continue reading

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I Was Undone by HBO’s The Undoing

“Underneath this wonderful family, there is a ticking time bomb.”–director Susanne Bier. I’ve been obsessed. I’ve watched and  rewatched episodes of The Undoing so many times, I’ve lost count.  I’ve been bewitched by its talented, smartly cast team of actors. … Continue reading

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Remembering Comedy Legend Carl Reiner (1922-2020)

“It’s now 1:00 a.m., and I am going upstairs to my computer to tweet out my thought of the day, because I can. I have the freedom to do that because of people like you who are committed to protecting … Continue reading

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Ruffalo, Panjabi and O’Donnell Shine in HBO Literary Adaptation

“There has always been the tyranny of the word over the image: anything that’s written has got to be better. Most people feel it’s more genuine if you express yourself in words than pictures.” —Martin Scorsese. Works of literary fiction … Continue reading

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Very Ralph Makes Its Stylish Debut on HBO

“I hate fashion. But I had the eye.”—Ralph Lauren. During the Sixties, when most of us were sporting tie-dye shirts and hanging peace symbols around our necks, young Ralph Lifshitz from the Bronx yearned for wider ties and special cut … Continue reading

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Buckle Up for Saudi Women’s Driving School on HBO

“I am used to sitting behind the driver in the back seat.”—Sarah Saleh. Sarah Saleh spent 10 years working the phones in the back office of a Saudi car dealership in the capital city of Riyadh. Now she’s posted out … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11

“This felt personal. This is New York. This is home.” The documentary may be only 35 minutes long, but I challenge you to find a more powerful film about 9/11 than In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on … Continue reading

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Gloria Vanderbilt Documentary to be Rebroadcast on HBO

  “She was always the youngest one in the room,” recalls CNN anchor Anderson Cooper of his mom, Gloria Vanderbilt.  Fashion designer … artist … author … heiress … and mom Gloria Vanderbilt passed away this week (6/17/19) at the … Continue reading

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Remembering D-Day, Band of Brothers, The War, and The Cold Blue

Today, June 6, 2019, is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. “It plays like the stuff of military myth or legend, but it’s remarkably true: A disparate group of American recruits transformed into an elite rifle company, parachuted into France on … Continue reading

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