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Posts published by “Charles Bramesco”

The Comey Rule review – are we ready for the first Trump TV drama?

Jeff Daniels takes on the role of former FBI director James Comey in a patchy and misguided miniseries about his much-publicised fall from graceThe Comey Rule, a new miniseries from Captain Phillips scribe Billy Ray, airing in two parts, attacks the qu...

Coastal Elites review – is this the worst film of the year?

A range of stars, including Bette Midler and Issa Rae, act out clunky monologues in a tone-deaf attempt to speak to a divided AmericaThe questions of who a work of art is for and what it’s meant to accomplish usually prove germane in the process of cri...

Coronation review – Ai Weiwei’s harrowing coronavirus documentary

The artist-activist has secretly assembled a powerful and artful look at how the pandemic was handled in ChinaIn the west, governmental response to the coronavirus has been marked by sluggishness, miscommunication, and widespread disorder at the highes...

Are we ready for the big Generation X animation comeback?

Recently announced reboots of 90s hits Beavis and Butthead, The Ren & Stimpy Show and Daria will be launched into a very different cultureLet us take a moment for Generation X, the forgotten middle child buttressed by the primary combatants in the ...

A Thousand Cuts: inside a chilling documentary on Maria Ressa

The journalist who became a target of Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines president, talks about her surreal present and her uncertain future “For years now, I’ve been saying that I feel like Alice falling down the rabbit hole, with talking cards all over...

‘It can be hard to keep hope’: behind a shocking immigration docuseries

The film-makers behind Netflix’s Immigration Nation talk about the difficulties they faced following Ice, an agency that intimidated them even after production endedIt’s not uncommon for film-makers to end up locked in prolonged squabbles with producer...

The Sopranos Cast Shares Their Favorite James Gandolfini Stories

Tony Soprano once deemed “remember when” the lowest form of conversation. So he would have detested the 20th-anniversary festivities for The Sopranos that took place in Manhattan on Wednesday, which kicked off a six-day film festival ...

Revisiting Ringo Lam’s 5 Most Essential Films

History favors a clean, simple narrative, which can sometimes mean shuffling contemporaries to the back in order to bring a Great Man to the fore. Posterity remembers Ingmar Bergman as the director who brought Swedish cinema to the Am...