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Succession: The Complete Series - DVD Review

For those who have been following the power-hungry antics of the Roy family, the release of "Succession: The Complete Series" is nothing short of a TV event. HBO's award-winning series has been a rollercoaster of greed, manipulation, and corporate warfare, and now, all 39 episodes from its four electrifying seasons are bundled together in one comprehensive set. Whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer eager to dive into this modern television masterpiece, this release is a must-have. "Succession" revolves around the Roy family, led by the enigmatic patriarch, Logan Roy, played with absolute brilliance by Brian Cox. When Logan starts contemplating retirement from his vast media empire, his children and close associates maneuver into position for the coveted throne. What ensues is a gripping high-stakes drama filled with complex characters and moral ambiguity, all set against a backdrop of corporate intrigue. The show's ability to explore the dark reces

Following Films Podcast: DP Manuel Billeter on HBO's The Gilded Age

  On today's episode of the Following Films Podcast, I chat with Cinematographer Manuel Billeter about his work on the HBO series The Gilded Age.  Manuel Billeter, alongside fellow DP Vanja Cernjul, ASC, HFS, recently lensed The Gilded Age, directors Julian Fellowes and Sonja Warfield’s episodic period-piece streaming on HBO Max

Following Films Podcast: Michael John Warren on SPRING AWAKENING: THOSE YOU’VE KNOWN

  Today I'm joined by Michael John Warren to discuss SPRING AWAKENING: THOSE YOU’VE KNOWN 15 years after the smash, Tony-winning Broadway run of “Spring Awakening,” the original cast and creative team reunite for a spectacular, one-night only reunion concert to benefit The Actors Fund. Chronicling their whirlwind journey back to the stage, the film follows the players as they reconnect and rediscover the beauty and timelessness of the hit musical, sharing the show’s underdog origins, its path to Tony glory, the universal themes of teenage repression and angst, and the unconventional love story of breakout stars Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele. HBO Documentary Films’ SPRING AWAKENING: THOSE YOU’VE KNOWN , directed by Michael John Warren and produced by RadicalMedia (HBO’s “David Byrne’s American Utopia”), debuts TUESDAY, MAY 3 (9:00-10:23 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Eleventh Season - Own the Outrageous DVD on June 14th

HBO’s iconic comedic series, from writer/producer/comedian Larry David, will have you laughing in your seats as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Eleventh Season on DVD June 14, 2022. Life will be prett-ay, prett-ay, prett-ay good as you binge on all 10 episodes from the outrageous eleventh season. Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Eleventh Season will retail for $19.99 SRP ($24.99 in Canada) and will also be available to own on Digital via purchase from all major digital retailers. All seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm are now available for streaming on HBO Max. Starring Larry David as an over-the-top version of himself, the iconic Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm offers a tongue-in-cheek depiction of the writer/producer/comedian’s fictionalized life. With Jeff Garlin (as manager Jeff Greene), Susie Essman (as Jeff’s wife Susie), Cheryl Hines (as Larry’s ex-wife Cheryl), JB Smoove (as Leon), and Richard Lewis a


Today I'm joined by the acclaimed editor Amy E. Duddleston to discuss how she made it from our shared home of Tucson AZ to cutting one of the most impressive limited series of the last decade, MARE OF EASTTOWN. We also discuss her work on MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO, TO DIE FOR, Gus Van Sant's PSYCHO, and... the beyond questionable product of its time REVENGE OF THE NERDS. 

New HBO Limited Series THE WHITE LOTUS From Mike White Debuts July 11

Among the employees at The White Lotus are the fastidious resort manager Armond (Murray Bartlett), who, after a sudden trauma, begins a dramatic downward spiral - and the down-to-earth spa manager, Belinda (Natasha Rothwell) who gets taken on an emotional roller coaster ride by a needy guest. The vacationers include the Mossbacher family – Nicole (Connie Britton), a successful type-A exec, who can’t help but treat her family like disobedient employees; her husband, Mark (Steve Zahn), dealing with both an embarrassing health crisis and a terminal inferiority complex; their teenaged son, Quinn (Fred Hechinger), a socially awkward gamer, experiencing the wonder of nature for the very first time; their daughter, Olivia (Sydney Sweeney), and her friend, Paula (Brittany O’Grady), sharp-tongued college sophomores who cast a sardonic eye on the lifestyles and belief systems of everyone around them.  The handsome, entitled Shane Patton (Jake Lacy) is here with his beautiful bride, Rachel (Alexa