Review: HUSTLERS Is A Fun And Well-Made Riff On The True-Crime Comedy

Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez star in HUSTLERS.

Hustlers, written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World) from the magazine article by Jessica Pressler, is a fun new riff on a typically male-dominated genre. Thanks to witty dialogue, excellent editing, and inspired casting, this is a thoroughly entertaining and surprisingly compelling true-crime comedy. The film follows… Continue reading Review: HUSTLERS Is A Fun And Well-Made Riff On The True-Crime Comedy

Review: SECOND ACT Doesn’t Deserve A Second (Or First) Chance

Jennifer Lopez stars in SECOND ACT. Photo Credit: Barry Wetcher; Motion Picture Artwork © 2017 STX Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Second Act is a new film starring Jennifer Lopez. It was positioned by the studio with a prime holiday release date, likely with the hope that it will serve as counterprogramming to the big-budget action fare that is sure to dominate the box office. In the movie, Lopez plays a middle-aged woman who, never having… Continue reading Review: SECOND ACT Doesn’t Deserve A Second (Or First) Chance

INTERVIEW: Richard Hoover Designed ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Newsroom,’ And ‘Second Act’ Starring Jennifer Lopez

Richard Hoover is an award-winning production designer with a long career in theater, television, and film that includes creating the sets of the original Twin Peaks, Ed Wood, Apt Pupil, and Girl, Interrupted. Pop Axiom stepped onto an imaginary set together as we spoke on the phone about his career in creating the playgrounds where… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Richard Hoover Designed ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Newsroom,’ And ‘Second Act’ Starring Jennifer Lopez