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Movie Review: The Girl

BY Maggie Carr in TV

“Blondes make the best victims,” Alfred Hitchcock once said. “They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.” So begins The Girl, HBO’s deeply (and rightly) gnarly exploration of the fraught relationship between Hitchcock and arguably the most legendary of his blonde ingénues, Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller). Read More
 HBO has released the second teaser trailer for its upcoming biopic, The Girl, which focuses on the relationship between actress Tippi Hedren and director Alfred Hitchcock during the filming of his thriller classic, The Birds. Directed by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) the film stars Sienna Miller (Stardust) as Tippi Hedren and Toby Jones (The Hunger Games) as Alfred Hitchcock. This biopic is going to be an all-out drama fest, not only because of its talented cast and crew, but because of Hitchcock and Hedren’s tumultuous working and personal relationship. Read More
Aaron Sorkin’s newest drama is a lightning rod for criticism, much like every other HBO show as of late. Girls was problematic to some for its depiction of privileged, young white people and lack of diversity. Luck was prematurely canceled after three horse’s deaths occurred during filming. While Girls was condemned for its representation of men (Jessa’s jerk husband Thomas-John, pushover Charlie, oddball Adam) Newsroom is now under fire for its portrayal of women. Read More
We recently spread the word that HBO's Girls was changing up its season 2 cast by adding comedian/rapper/actor/pretty much everything ever Donald Glover, and now we have news that they're changing up the cast even more. This time, it's with hipsters.   Not exactly the kind of diversity the critics were talking about, but still a change of pace. It's pretty expected for the show when you consider its location (New York) and cast (post-grads and college kids). Read More

The New Dude on Girls

BY Intern Christina in TV

Have you guys seen HBO's new show Girls? If not, you should definitely check it out. It's honest, hilarious, and all about us- that is, if you're a twenty something female or a slightly misguided post-grad. It's the TV show brainchild of Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham, known best for her film Tiny Furniture. But Girls has been criticized for not representing all of us, an apt critique of a show with a so far only white cast.   Perhaps Dunham is trying to remedy that with her newest addition to the show's second season: Donald Glover. Read More