Rags to riches stories with a side of betrayal never whetted the appetite like My House is Full of Mirrors does. Like a bowl of endless pappardelle smothered in a tasty ragu, screen legend Sophia Loren stars in the lengthy and satisfying two-part miniseries, playing her own mother, Romilda Villani. It’s a glimpse of Loren’s family life based on her sister Maria’s eponymous memoir.Read more
There was a lot of pain and conflict in Billie Holiday’s short life, all of it right there in the music. That music is the saving grace of The United States vs. Billie Holiday, a new biopic about the legendary jazz singer that stars Andra Day and is directed by Lee Daniels, with a screenplay by Suzan-Lori Parks. It’s an uneven and often melodramatic undertaking, suffering from what looks like an inability to leave anything out. The United States vs. Billie Holiday won’t tell you anything new about Billie Holiday but it functions as lovely window dressing for Andra Day’s extraordinary singing talent.
It’s an uneven and often melodramatic undertaking, suffering from what looks like an inability to leave anything outRead more