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Jimmi Simpson on “Perpetual Grace, LTD,” “Westworld,” Morrissey, and Bill Callahan

Jan 23, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

As a self-described gothy teen longing for angst soothing anthems, future Emmy nominee Jimmi Simpson was enamored with The Smiths from the first time his skateboarder buddy gave him a copy of the iconic Brit rockers' album The Queen is Dead in the late 1980s.  More

My Favorite Album: Jimmi Simpson on The Smiths’ “The Queen Is Dead”

Jan 22, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

For an actor who relies on music as much as Jimmi Simpsonhe carefully crafts playlists while prepping characters for Westworld (for which he was nominated for an Emmy)House of CardsBlack Mirror, the recent critical darling Perpetual Grace, LTD, and morepicking a favorite album can be a very tricky proposition. More

Keeping Score – David Wingo Gets His Due

Oct 11, 2019 Web Exclusive

The Steady-Delivering Composer of Barry Gets the Shine He’s Always Deserved. More

Keeping Score – Composer Cliff Martinez Returns to the LA Underworld of Nicolas Winding Refn

Aug 01, 2019 Web Exclusive

The Composer-Director tandem links again for the luminously bizarre episodic series Too Old To Die Young. More

“Trial and Error” Creator and Showrunner Jeff Astrof on the Campaign to Save the Acclaimed Comedy

Jan 29, 2019 Web Exclusive

Some TV shows are too good for this world. Some are cancelled before their time. Some capture lightning in a bottle once and are unable to replicate it. Others go on a little too long (Scrubs, Frasier). Some have to battle with their studios to stay on the air just long enough to finish up their stories (The Wire).  More

Joel Hodgson on the New Season and 30th Anniversary of Mystery Science Theater 3000

Nov 12, 2018 Web Exclusive

In the not-too-distant future – next Thursday, A.D. – the cult movie-riffing show Mystery Science Theater 3000 will return to Netflix with six new episodes comprising the series’ 12th season. More

Paul Rust on the Final Season of Netflix’s “Love”

Mar 08, 2018 Web Exclusive

Paul Rust is every bit the modern TV star, driving towards the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, as I speak to him the week before the release of the third and final season of Netflix original Love. The show is produced by Judd Apatow and created by Rust alongside his wife Lesley Arfin. More

Jean-Claude Van Damme and the Creators of “Jean-Claude Van Johnson”

Dec 11, 2017 Web Exclusive

Equal parts action and comedy, the upcoming Amazon series Jean-Claude Van Johnson – debuting on December 15th – feels like a gift from Jean-Claude Van Damme to his fans. In the show, the Belgian martial arts superstar plays a version of himself, Jean-Claude Van Damme. The series supposes that the master of high kicks and wide splits was recruited by a top secret black ops unit early in his career, and that the movies he made over the last 30 years – often filmed in far-off countries – were actually a cover for dangerous, James Bond-like espionage missions. His operative name? The not-suspicious-sounding-at-all “Jean-Claude Van Johnson.” More

Steve Lightfoot, Showrunner on the Netflix Series “Marvel’s Punisher”

Nov 22, 2017 Web Exclusive

Grim. Gruesome. Unrelenting. Those intense adjectives and more would be apt describing The Punisherthe latest Marvel Universe series streaming on Netflix. More