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Maggie Gyllenhaal Says #MeToo & Time’s Up Gave Her The Confidence...

While a lot of the awards buzz right now seems to be focused on those films that just hit theaters or played at the major fall film festivals, we can’t forget some of those gems from earlier in the year that still should be recognized. One of those is “The Kindergarten Teacher.” The drama stars […]

Maggie Gyllenhaal Says Canceling ‘The Deuce’ After James Franco Accusations Is...

James Franco has been one of the more famous actors to get hit by #MeToo allegations. The exact nature of what he is accused of can be found in a variety of places, but needless to say, the things that Franco is alleged to have done are pretty horrible, and just recently, he had yet […]

Emily Meade Discusses ‘The Deuce’ Season 2, Intimacy Coordinators & More...

Known for “The Leftovers,” “Money Monster,” “Nerve,” and perhaps most notably, David Simon and George Pelecanos‘ “The Deuce,” Emily Meade has been acting in film and television for nearly 12 years. Self-taught in the craft of acting, Meade was primarily a character actor until her breakout role as prostitute Lori in Simon and Pelecanos’ hit […]

David Simon’s ‘The Deuce’ Renewed For A Third And Final Season...

If a network wants to hire a guy to create, produce, and write a series that’s going to be on the air for a decade, then David Simon is not your guy. Though he did get his start on the show “Homicide: Life on the Street,” he was not responsible for much of the creative […]

Bingeworthy Breakdown: Maggie Gyllenhaal & James Franco Return In Impressive ‘The...

The Bingeworthy™ Breakdown is an occasional look at new TV shows. An estimated 500 scripted seasons of TV will air in 2018, and to help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we’re going to give you the lowdown to help you work out whether it’s worth tuning in every week for them or waiting […]

10 TV Shows To Watch In September

Ready, set, GO!  The new television season is officially off to the races! Prior to the current era of Peak TV, viewers would be able to relax and take a break over the summer, as the vast majority of TV series ended their seasons in May before starting back up in the fall. Now, it’s […]

‘The Deuce’ Season 2 Trailer: New York’s Sex Industry Comes Under...

There’s been a lot of questions surrounding the upcoming season of HBO’s “The Deuce.” Not just because the first season received critical acclaim and a Golden Globes nomination for star Maggie Gyllenhaal, either. No, the second season of “The Deuce” has had a little controversy as HBO has decided to move forward with the series’ […]

Maggie Gyllenhaal Is Having A Moment With ‘The Deuce’ And ‘The...

It goes without saying the lingering accusations against James Franco have clouded the Emmy campaign for David Simon and George Pelecanos’ “The Deuce,” but one member of its ensemble is rightfully getting the attention she deserves.  A previous Emmy nominee for  the mini-series “The Honourable Woman,” Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s charismatic turn as Candy was the highlight […]

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ and 9 Other Things We’ve Already...

It’s hard to believe but the 2018 Emmy Award season is already here.  Networks and streaming services are deep into their publicity and media plans while the industry as a whole nervously wonders whether a #MeToo campaign that flipped Hollywood upside down will continue to send shock waves.  Change has been a theme at the […]

James Franco Will Return For ‘The Deuce’ Season 2 Following Sexual...

The sexual misconduct allegations against James Franco that surfaced last month slowed the multi-hyphenate’s momentum. Five women came forward and accused Franco of sexually exploitative behavior, and the actor quickly responded, saying the allegations were “not accurate” during appearances on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” “In my life, I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that […]

‘Mudbound’s’ Rachel Morrison Makes History As First ASC Awards Nominee

The American Society of Cinematographers announced the 2018 nominees for the ASC Awards. Like many guild honors it’s seen as a precursor for the equivalent category at the Academy Awards and this year that’s good news for Netflix and “Mudbound.” “Mudbound’s” Rachel Morrison became the first woman ever nominated for this honor by the ASC […]

Darren Aronofsky Can’t Wait To Finally Watch ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season...

Most filmmakers will tell you when they’re making a movie, that they have little time for anything else. So, that means that directors might have to go with missing that TV show everyone is talking about, or the movie that has set Twitter aflame. That’s how it went for Darren Aronofsky who spent the bulk […]

The Best Sex Scenes Of 2017

Aliens, robots, holograms, fruit, gods, demons, aquatic mystery creatures and shambling doppelgangers potentially occupied by the spirit of long-disappeared FBI agents trapped between dimensions — yes, it can only be our roundup of the year’s best sex scenes! To be fair, we’ve included a couple that have human participants, but only for form’s sake. Maybe […]

The Best TV Shows Of 2017

It’s always difficult to tell ahead of time which of our year-end lists will prove the most divisive among the usually harmonious Playlist team. But perhaps reflecting the inarguable explosion of quality TV over the past decade, and therefore the fact that not any one of us has seen everything, and every one of us […]

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