Monday, June 18, 2018

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Monday, Jun. 18, 2018

Hulu has acquired the rights to Minding the Gap, director Bing Liu’s moving documentary which earlier this year earned him the Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking. The poignant film marked a stirring feature directorial debut for Liu--one which also...

Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018

In the new season of "The Handmaid's Tale," there are tantalizing flashbacks to what preceded the Republic of Gilead, the bleak shredding of a flawed but free society. There also are suggestions that a fight is brewing against the oppressive state and its enslavement of women.

If the...

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Not too long ago, Peter Sarsgaard felt he had to have a difficult conversation with his oldest daughter about 9/11.

He and Ramona, then 9, were in a car on the anniversary of the terror attacks and the twin light beams above ground zero were switched on. The girl declared them "pretty."...

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017

Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale was the big winner at the Television Critics Association’s (TCA) Awards presentation, earning Program of the Year distinction as well as Outstanding Achievement in Drama. These marked the first ever TCA honors for Hulu.

Also snagging major honors during...

Thursday, Jun. 1, 2017

Cinematographer Colin Watkinson has a pair of shows in the running for Emmy consideration--The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) and Emerald City (NBC). Inspired by--and a much darker take on--L. Frank Baum’s “Wizard of Oz” tales, Emerald City introduces us to a mystical land...

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

Hugh Laurie warmly recalls "House" and the flawed physician he played as artful combinations of tragedy and comedy.

Laurie is returning to TV as a medical man, this time a disillusioned forensic psychiatrist, in "Chance," Hulu's 10-episode series based on Kem Nunn's critically acclaimed...

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

The fall TV season always marks a reset of sorts, signaling an influx of new shows and a respite from reruns. That’s the way it’s been since TV began, back when there were only three or four networks and dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Well, almost.

But despite this time-honored ritual of...

Wednesday, Jun. 1, 2016

The first season of Hulu’s Casual marks cinematographer John Guleserian’s initial foray into full-fledged series television. Created by EP/writer Zander Lehmann working in collaboration with, among others, EP/director Jason Reitman who's helmed multiple episodes, Casual centers...

Wednesday, May. 4, 2016

Hulu is expanding its Internet TV programming with a subscription service offering a mix of live cable and broadcast options that will include news and sports.

The move will pit 8-year-old Hulu, a streaming service created by TV networks to counter the threat posed by Google's YouTube,...

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

The Golden Age of Online Television may be in peril.

Streaming TV has gotten popular as several online services such as Netflix make past seasons of TV shows available for binge-watching, while Hulu offers episodes from the current season.

Now, some television companies are balking...