My Country: Peter Nestler at the Film Society of Lincoln Center
PachamamaBeginning Saturday, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is bringing to American shores the work of one of Germany’s finest filmmakers, Peter Nestler. Arranged in nine-parts, the extensive series is a major effort to make Nestler’s work better-known in the United States, where it has rarely shown. Nestler is a singular filmmaker, one for whom I have great affection, but also one who came to making films in a time and place singular in and of itself. The movies Germany produced for roughly the fifteen years after the formation of the country after World War II is a period often misunderstood by cinephiles and, at least until recently, underrepresented in retrospective programming outside of the country itself. In the 1950s and 1960s, German leftists were outraged by the continuing presence of Nazis in the government of the young Federal Republic, and by the way that polite society did »
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: 12 Things You Didn’t See In The Stunning Season Finale
Are you fully gagged? After a season of may highs and lows and a stable of queens that might not have been fully ready for prime time, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” pulled out an epic finale that shocked everyone in attendance and showed “Lip Sync Battle” how you can slay without choreographed dancers and big sets.
Note: Spoilers ahead. If you have not watched the season finale you have been warned.
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- Gregory Ellwood
Quiz: Why Are These TV Characters Wearing Eyepatches?
Test your knowledge to see if you remember why these characters have one eye covered. »
- Hanh Nguyen
‘Power’: When Starz Began Targeting African-American Viewers, It Paid Off With More Ratings and Subscribers
“Power,” which returns for a fourth season this Sunday, continues to be perhaps the most-watched TV series that the industry still isn’t talking about. But they should be.
Last year, the Starz drama was the second-most watched series on premium cable (behind “Game of Thrones”), according to the network’s data – which cumed more than 8 million viewers per episode via multiple platforms.
Credit for the show’s – and Starz’s – success goes to tapping into an African-American audience that has traditionally been underserved by the pay cable networks.
“The secret weapon is targeting audiences that are voracious watchers of television,” CEO Chris Albrecht said, “and would like to have something on there that is targeted toward them and is high quality.”
Read More: ‘Power’ Trailer: Ghost Heads to the Slammer in Season 4 Sneak Peek
- Michael Schneider
Stephen Colbert May Be Joking on Russian TV That He’s Running for President, But He Should Seriously Consider It
Stephen Colbert is in Russia at quite an opportune moment. As he tapes segments there for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” breaking news back in the United States continues to confirm that Russia – and, specifically, Vladimir Putin – orchestrated hacking and other interference to impact last year’s presidential election.
After taking a few shots of vodka (with a pickle chaser), Colbert said, “I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020, and I thought it would be better to cut out the middle man and just tell the Russians myself! If anyone would »
- Michael Schneider
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