Posts in "Television"

69th Emmy Awards Winners

The Handmaid's Tale

The Television Academy has awarded the 69th Emmy Awards, for the 2016 – 2017 television season. Here’s a refresher of the nominees before delving into the list of winners below. Full winners list: Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series John Lithgow as Winston Churchill The Crown Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series Kate […]

Venice Film Festival: Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D & Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller

Michael Jackson's Thriller 3D

Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D by John Landis Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller by Jerry Kramer Out of Competition by Joanna Orland Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D has made its world premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival. Using the original 35mm film negative, the film was neither reedited nor recut – original Thriller director John Landis […]

Thrones! The Musical

Thrones! The Musical

Thrones! The Musical Assembly George Square Studios (Venue 17) Time 16.55 (1 hour 15 minutes) Aug 19-28 Suitability: 14+ (Restriction) by Bernie C Byrnes Some very inventive use of a minimal set, budget costumes and enough energy to run the national grid ensures that Thrones! The Musical is a Fringe show like Fringe shows should […]

2017 Emmy Nominations

Emmy Awards

The 69th Emmy Awards nominations have been announced! With Game of Thrones being ineligible this year due to its July premiere date, the way has been paved for a whole new batch of contending dramas! Drama Series This is a strong category, with many of these new dramas causing huge sensations after debuting this year. […]

Midnight Sun

Created by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein Starring Leila Bekhti, Gustaf Hammarsten, Peter Stormare and Albin Grenholm On UK DVD, Blu-ray and EST from May 8th 2017 Available at HMV, Zavvi and by Gemsy I first became aware that the new crime thriller TV series by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, the writers of The Bridge, […]

Tom Bennett

Actor Tom Bennett discusses new play Raising Martha, working with Christopher Guest, and his breakout role in Love & Friendship by Joanna Orland Tom Bennett is a hardworking British actor known for projects including E4 television series PhoneShop, Christopher Guest projects Family Tree and Mascots, Ricky Gervais’ Life on the Road and notably his breakout […]

Television 2016

by Joanna Orland This year’s television was kind of a big deal. As the Golden Globe awards nominations have reinforced, the quality of television in 2016 has surpassed that of film, with the nominees in the television category being much stiffer competition of the highest calibre. As there is so much good television to choose […]

Golden Globe Nominations 2017

The 74th Golden Globe awards nominations were announced this morning. Sunday January 8th is the awards ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, where the winners of the following nominees will be announced: Film Overall, there is not much to be excited about here. Bar a few choices, the film selection is weaker than previous years. Best Picture, […]

All Star Improv Comedy Charity Weekender

The Free Association presents an all star improv comedy charity weekender, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.  The acts include the first live outing of Channel 5 show Borderline. The weekender, hosted by London’s leading improv theatre and school The Free Association, will be held November 26th-27th at The Free Association Theatre in Haggerston. […]

The Night Of

Starring Riz Ahmed, Bill Camp, Michael Kenneth Williams, Amara Karan, Peyman Moaadi and John Turturro Now on Digital HD, Blu-ray & DVD by Richard Hamer There isn’t, on the face of it, much to distinguish The Night Of from the huge raft of crime dramas that fill our TV schedules. Itself based on a BBC […]