Sunday, May 15, 2022

Eurovision 2022

Once again I was part of the New York Times team covering Eurovision Song Contest live yesterday. It was action-packed, and if you haven't watched — what are you waiting for? You can relive the excitement in this thread.

Friday, May 13, 2022

May's streaming science-fiction movies

There's quite a bit of range in this month's selection, though make sure you don't mix Moonfall and Moonshot, or the Swan Song I talk about with the one starring Udo Kier! Click here for my latest column.

Which Way to the Stage

The characters in Ana Nogueira's play, at MCC, are pretty familiar types but the comedy flies for most of the show. But that landing… My review for the Times is here.

Monday, May 09, 2022

Backstage at American Song Contest

I recently spent a few days in Los Angeles working on a couple of stories. The first one just came out and it's about the NBC show American Song Contest. I am not, generally speaking, a fan of singing competitions but I genuinely love this one. Why? Because it's modeled after the Eurovision Song Contest, which of course I love! (And once again I'll be part of the Times' team covering the final on Saturday.) Watching how the sausage is made backstage was a thrill and you can read about it here.

My second (completely different) L.A. story will be out next week. Watch this space.

Saturday, May 07, 2022

The Takedown

After Lupin, Omar Sy pairs up with director Louis Leterrier again for the buddy comedy The Takedown. Unfortunately, both men can do a lot better. My review is here.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Holland Taylor's exit interview

Holland Taylor has been performing her play Ann since 2010, but her run at the Pasadena Playhouse was her last rodeo (other women can take on the role, of course). Oooh this was fun to do! Click here for the fun.

Severance mood board

What a treat to chat with creator Dan Erickson about some of the influences he brought to his series Severance. Click here!

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Jaquel Spivey

Since November, I've had several conversations with Jaquel Spivey about his starring role in A Strange Loop. It's rare that I get this much time with someone, and I think it paid off. Click here for the article. 

Alfie Allen's My 10

My entire family was into Game of Thrones so they're very psyched that I got to talk to Theon Greyjoy, sorry, Alfie Allen — who's making his Broadway debut in Hangmen — about his go-to items. Thataway for the article.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Five sci-fi movies to stream in April

My latest column for the Times features the usual diverse array of streaming under-the-radar movies. Dive in!

Harmony

Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's musical has been circling the New York airport for a long time, and I'd say it was worth the wait. My review is here.