Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, September 19. All times are Eastern.
It took Jessica Chastain about 10 years to get her adaptation of the documentary The Eyes Of Tammy Faye made, and it was worth the wait. The recently released dramatization of the documentary is eye-opening, well-acted, and compelling, all while shining a light on what life was like inside Tammy Faye Bakker’s world.
Most of the critics went home days ago. Save for a few encore screenings, the in-person element of TIFF 2021 is over, and on the digital platform a black box hovers over the thumbnails of festival selections. “EXPIRED,” it reads. Best-of lists have been written—even here on The A.V. Club—and a final around of awards
Daniel Craig has now been playing James Bond for 15 years, the longest run any single actor has ever had on the character. (Even if that tenure was artificially extended, somewhat, by the long delays that have beset Craig’s final Bond flick, October’s No Time To Die.) And while the actor has occasionally expressed a
Far be it from me to speak for the entirety of my profession, but it feels pretty close to a universal film critic thing, this feeling that comes over you when a festival is winding down and you realize how much you didn’t see. It’s the nagging sense that major movies must have slipped past you over the preceding
It can be kind of hard to remember this, now that the show is getting ready to air its 20th season on American TV, but Family Guywas not just unpopular, once—it was canceled. In an alternate universe, Seth MacFarlane’s empire-launching animated sitcom never came back from getting kicked off the airwaves by Fox after
The comedy world continues to come to terms this week with the death of Norm Macdonald, who died on Tuesday at the age of 61. Beyond his bona fides as a former Saturday Night Live star (to say nothing of the cult status of projects like Dirty Work), Macdonald enjoyed a reputation as a “comedian’s comedian,” the kind
The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will air on September 19. It’s an interesting year to celebrate television, when most audiences have been indoors and clinging to the medium as a way to pull through, well, everything. The 2021 Emmys will look slightly because several notable series—among them, Succession, Barry, Insecure
The Amber Ruffin Show wrapped up its eventful and deceptively chipper first season on Friday. Or we should say, “eventful, deceptively chipper, and very successful first season,” as host Amber Ruffin and sidekick Tarik Davis led a show-opening audience singalong to celebrate the just-announced news that this Friday
The first time the coming-of-age musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie bursts into song, it’s staged as a neon-hued daydream. In the middle of class, 16-year-old Jamie New fantasizes about life in the spotlight, glammed up and walking the runway as he belts “And You Don’t Even Know It,” a classic “I Want” song with
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