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On TV this weekend: Lady Gaga pulls double duty on Saturday Night Live, Almost Human premieres and Eastbound & Down and Hello Ladies come to an end. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.
Saturday, November 16
8 pm The Christmas Ornament (Hallmark) | A widow (Kellie Martin, Life Goes On) hopes to find happiness during the holiday season with the help of a Christmas tree shop owner (All My Children‘s Cameron Mathison).
8 pm The Twelve Trees of Christmas (Lifetime) | When her cherished library is set for demolition, a Manhattan woman (Copper »
Why Watch? Yes, Arrested Development is back, and yes, David Cross is hilarious in it (yet again), but it’s important to remember a time when Cross was dressed up in a giant feces costume. The actor donned the suit (complete with toilet paper scarf) to chase Michel Gondry around the city in the writer/director’s One Day…. Coincidentally, this short came out the same year that Gondry emerged as a feature film director with Human Nature. Fate’s timing is not without a sense of humor. As for One Day…, the absurdity of The Turd screaming at The Man about being his child is wonderful, and the guerrilla style prank overtures makes it feel a little like Jackass by way of the art house. As if the plot is all pretext to get Cross out in public in a crap costume. Plus, it solves an age-old dispute, finally confirming that pieces of shit have goatees »
- Scott Beggs
Steve McQueen didn't make the list but Fassy still loves him (as do many of our contributors)Amir here, to bring you the first edition of Team Top Ten, a communal list by all of Film Experience’s contributors that will sit in for our regular Tuesday Top Ten list once a month. For our first episode, we’ve decided to rank the best new directors of the 21st century. These are all directors who have made their first film after 2000. (Short films, TV and theatre work didn’t render anyone ineligible. Only feature length fiction and documentary films were considered.)
I had a blast compiling the 18 lists of our contributors to arrive at the final ten because their submissions were incredibly eclectic and surprising. I’d made a bet with myself that Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame) would top the list, and lo and behold, he failed to make the cut altogether, »
- Amir S.
3 items from 2013
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