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“Write What You Love And What Scares You” Stacy Osei-Kuffour Discusses Writing On Emmy-Nominated ‘Pen15’

“Write What You Love And What Scares You” Stacy Osei-Kuffour Discusses Writing On Emmy-Nominated ‘Pen15’

There is no shortage of TV shows dealing with the awkwardness and changes involved with being a teenager. Pen15 (that’s a number at the end, not letters) was created by Casual actress Maya Erskine who plays the eponymous role of Maya and Anna Konkle (Rosewood, Maron). Note, these accomplished actresses, now well past their teen […]

 Jeff York

How The Final Season of “Game of Thrones” Torched More Than Just King’s Landing

How The Final Season of “Game of Thrones” Torched More Than Just King’s Landing

This article contains spoilers. The playwright Wendy Wasserstein once said that she thought the biggest mistake women made as they came to power in businesses traditionally run by men was that they acted like men. Is that the problem at the core of why many Game of Thrones fans were put off by its final […]

 Jeff York

What the CBS Reboot of “The Twilight Zone” Needs to Do to Get Better

What the CBS Reboot of “The Twilight Zone” Needs to Do to Get Better

Rebooting any classic film or TV show is asking for trouble, let alone a beloved series such as The Twilight Zone. There have already been two mediocre attempts on television to bring back the show, not to mention an uneven 1983 theatrical film. None of them could hold a candle to the original TV series […]

 Jeff York

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” is a Gorgeous and Haunting Tale of the Working Class

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” is a Gorgeous and Haunting Tale of the Working Class

The opening image in Roma is one that starts off as mysterious, then turns monotonous, and finally, becomes a haunting metaphor for the plight of the working class. The image is of the outdoor tiles of a driveway being washed as buckets of water cascade across them again and again. We hear scrubbing, but the […]

 Jeff York

“The Haunting of Hill House” Made for 2018’s Best Horror On Netflix

“The Haunting of Hill House” Made for 2018’s Best Horror On Netflix

The year in 2018 horror has seen such lauded stand-outs as A Quiet Place, Hereditary, and for some, even the reboot of Halloween. Yet, for as much acclaim as these big screen frighteners have garnered, the most significant achievement in the genre happened on Netflix this past October. There, the streaming miniseries The Haunting of Hill […]