4 items from 2015
Songs On Screen: All week HitFix will be featuring tributes by writers to their favorite musical moments from TV and film. Check out all the entries in the series here. When we talk about underrated directors, it's hard not to mention Walter Hill. Hill is an underrated director, the way Michael Ritchie and Peter Yates were underrated directors, the way Roger Donaldson, Joe Dante, and Fred Schepisi are underrated directors. They’re all underrated because it’s only when you look at their filmographies that the numbers start to total up and you realize, boy, he directed a lot of really good movies. In Hill’s case, that list includes "The Warriors," "48 Hours," "The Long Riders," "Southern Comfort,: "Hard Times," "Trespass," and "Wild Bill." Some great. Some solid. (My personal favorite of those is Hard Times, a pulpy film about bare-knuckle boxers in the Great Depression.) There were clunkers »
- Michael Oates Palmer
The Good Wife, Season 6, Episode 19: “Winning Ugly”
Written by Erica Shelton Kodish
Directed by Rosemary Rodriguez
Airs Sundays at 9pm Et on CBS
Credit where it’s due: “Winning Ugly” finally remembers just how downright nasty The Good Wife can be at its most bracing. In the scope of the series, Peter Florrick has long been the proverbial “bad apple,” the political mover with the least scruples, willing to do nearly anything to stay on top if he thinks he can get away with it. “Winning Ugly” crane back to expose the ruthless, corrupt underbelly of a political system that runs on deception, where even the political folk heroes are merely the most eloquent pawns for the party line.
- Simon Howell
USA Network has given a pilot order to the dream-centric drama “Falling Water,” co-written by the late Henry Bromell and Blake Masters for Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment and Universal Cable Prods.
Project revolves around three strangers who realize they are dreaming separate parts of the same dream that has big implications for each of their lives. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is on board to direct and exec produce the pilot with Hurd and Masters. Bromell will also have an Ep credit.
“People have always been fascinated by the subconscious and ‘Falling Water’ explores that topic in very unique and unexpected ways,” said Jackie de Crinis, USA’s exec VP of original series. “In this story, the immensely talented and prolific storytellers, Blake and Henry, have created an innovative thriller and compelling vehicle to bring the subject of dreams to television.”
Bromell was a respected TV and film scribe who »
- Cynthia Littleton
USA Network is venturing into the dream state. The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has handed out a pilot order to drama Falling Water, co-created and co-written by late Homeland Emmy winner Henry Bromell, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Falling Water was co-written and co-created by Bromell and his Brotherhood and Rubicon cohort Blake Masters. The duo co-wrote the script before Bromell's unexpected passing in 2013 following a heart attack. The prolific and beloved writer-producer was 65. Read more TV Pilots 2015: The Complete Guide From Universal Cable Productions and executive produced by The Walking
- Lesley Goldberg
4 items from 2015
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