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ALEC BERG PRODUCTIONS | Barry Berkman, played by Bill Hader, grapples with his identity as a killer. Although funny and entertaining, the show addresses larger questions of morality and explores Barry's psyche.

Bill Hader Explores Dark Humor in ‘Barry’

“Barry,” HBO’s award-winning series launched last March, blends lighthearted, whimsical humor with dark, emotional themes. The show has received positive responses, winning two Primetime Emmy Awards. The show stars Bill Hader as a former United States Marine, Barry Berkman. Barry, a Midwestern hit man, travels to Los Angeles for a[Read More…]

PETE HOLMES | In his HBO comedy “Crashing,” based on his own comedic career, Pete Holmes, above, portrayed the ups and downs of trying to make it big in an uninviting industry. Holmes hopes other comedians will find comfort in seeing his own failures on the way to success.

Pete Holmes Reflects on Sharing His Story Through Television

In an age of increasing interest in comedy, Pete Holmes continues to solidify his place among the best of the generation. His show on HBO, “Crashing,” which ended its final season March 10, chronicles a fictionalized version of Holmes’ own bumpy ride to comedic success. The show explores many of[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
HBO | Comedian Pete Holmes set a high bar with his previous HBO special, “Faces and Sounds.” While the new special lacks some of the insatiable humor and charm of the last one, “Dirty Clean” continues to impress with Holmes’ distinct goofy and lovable persona that breaks the mold of the traditional comedian.

‘Dirty Clean’ Showcases Comedian’s Captivating Energy

★★★★☆ The third season of comedian Pete Holmes’ HBO comedy “Crashing” premiered Sunday, Jan. 20. Those viewers unfamiliar with Holmes may want to watch some of his previous stand-up specials before delving into his series about the life of a still-aspiring comedian inspired by his own life. Holmes’ most recent[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
AXIOS Nick Johnston (COL' 99), editor-in-chief of Axios, a digital media organization, said his experience working for print publications led to increased reporting standards for Axios' online newsletters.

Axios Leaders Adapt Print Journalism for Digital Age

The foundations of Axios, an online media company, are centered on the basic tenets of print journalism while adapting to the new digital era, according to Axios Editor-in-Chief Nick Johnston (COL ’99). The way in which readers absorb information has shifted with the advent of technology and digital journalism, according[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Television Review: ‘Vice Principals’

HBO series such as “Summer Heights High,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Girls” succeed in tapping into niche audiences and twisting comedic tropes into something new. The shows aired by HBO, however, are not for everyone: The crude humor and plotlines inspired largely by news headlines may hit too close to[Read More…]

Television Review: ‘The Deuce’

Filled with sexy intrigue and authentic portrayals of human strife, “The Deuce” is the latest in HBO’s lineup of addictive, provocative television dramas. The show, which premiered Sept. 10, has received critical acclaim thus far and was renewed just nine days after its first air date. The show follows the[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Spielberg’

★★★★☆ HBO’s “Spielberg,” directed and produced by Susan Lacy, is no ordinary documentary. The film is as much a documentary about famed director Steven Spielberg’s life as it is about his filmmaking style — it is impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins. The documentary’s narrative is[Read More…]

A.V. ID: Introducing TV’s Greatest Title Sequences

A.V. ID: Introducing TV’s Greatest Title Sequences

Title sequences serve an important role beyond simply introducing the cast and crew of a TV show. Rather, they have the unique ability to pique a viewer’s interest in watching the show, and in some cases, even foreshadow the events of a given episode. The most successful TV intros are[Read More…]

by August 8, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Movie Review: “Entourage”

Movie Review: “Entourage”

★★★★★ A fading star from the once-famous show “Viking Quest,” a tequila tycoon weed-guzzler, a pizza-rolling Sbarro’s manager turned suit-wearing movie producer, a short-fused workaholic talent agent and a kid from a Mentos commercial who changed the game. For those who were fans of the HBO television show, you will[Read More…]

Is America the Best Country In the World?

In the pilot episode of the HBO series “The Newsroom,” a college student asks Atlantis Cable News anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), “What makes America the greatest country in the world?” McAvoy responds candidly, stating the United States is no longer the greatest country in the world. His answer not[Read More…]

by March 19, 2015 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top