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A group of 30-ish friends’ party weekend turns into an excuse for some group transgressions and individual soul searching in “Milwaukee.” Torre Catalano’s debut feature — written in collaboration with several cast members, including spouse Martha MacIsaac — is a diverting, smoothly packaged ensemble seriocomedy. Like its characters, the pic makes for pleasant, mildly titillating company without ever suggesting there’s much depth to be plumbed beneath the attractive, slightly bland surface. Though its lack of marquee names will be a limitation, “Milwaukee” should parlay a decent fest run into niche sales in various formats, while serving as a solid calling card for the principal collaborators.
Sam (Alex Ashbaugh) had intended this getaway at his family’s California desert home to be an intimate one, during which he’d pop the question to longtime mate Isabella, aka Beans (Jodi Balfour). But somehow that morphed into an open invitation to several old »
- Dennis Harvey
The Pinkertons will air on Drama, UKTV has announced.
The crime drama becomes the first original and exclusive Us acquisition for the channel, and is premiering later this year.
Drama general manager Adrian Wills said: "2014 was a huge success for Drama, and it is the right time to broaden the channel's content lineup by premiering brilliant Us dramas to our viewers first, ahead of other UK broadcasters.
"The Pinkertons will complement the channel's existing slate of dramas, and I'm sure viewers will enjoy this compelling series."
The Pinkertons premiered in the Us late last year. The first season will comprise of 22 episodes. »
2 items from 2015
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