Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson, and Octavia Spencer in the true story directed by Theodore Melfi

‘Hidden Figures’ on HBO

Hidden Figures (2016), a Hollywood drama based on the true stories of three African-American women who were essential yet unseen and uncelebrated members of the team that put the first Americans in space, is terrific drama, eye-opening history, and a great lesson for Hollywood. This movie headlined by three African-American actresses was the number one […]

Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in the Oscar-nominated drama "Loving." from filmmaker Jeff Nichols

‘Loving’ – The couple behind the history on HBO

Loving (2016), Jeff Nichols’s portrait of Richard and Mildred Loving, does more than put a face to a landmark Supreme Court decision. Their 1958 marriage was a crime in the state of Virginia because Richard (played by Joel Edgerton with a terse determination) was a white man and Mildred (Ruth Negga, vulnerable yet hopeful) was […]

Robert De Niro is Bernie Madoff in the HBO original film by Barry Levinson

Coming and Going on HBO Now in May 2017

Robert De Niro is Bernie Madoff in The Wizard of Lies, an HBO original movie about the infamous Ponzi scheme directed by Barry Levinson. It’s the channel’s marquee offering for May, a month that also features the debuts of the original documentaries Warning: This Drug May Kill You, a look into the opioid epidemic, and […]