Jeff York

“Downhill” Misses the Subtleties of the Original in Remaking “Force Majeure”

“Downhill” Misses the Subtleties of the Original in Remaking “Force Majeure”

If you’ve never seen Force Majeure, the 2014 French/Swedish production, then its 2020 American remake will likely be amusing enough for you. However, if you have seen the original, then you’ll realize Downhill doesn’t quite succeed as a sublime comedy of manners like its predecessor did. Even though stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are […]

 Jeff York

What’s Next for Network Sitcoms Now That “The Big Bang Theory” Has Ended?

What’s Next for Network Sitcoms Now That “The Big Bang Theory” Has Ended?

The Big Bang Theory ended its 12 seasons on May 16 and yet didn’t get nearly the press that the finale of Veep or Game of Thrones did. Perhaps it didn’t receive as much attention because the show is in syndication on so many channels all day long, it doesn’t feel like it’s really gone. […]