It’s often a dubious sign when a film about a real life icon starts with a title card saying “What follows is (mostly) fiction,” and that’s precisely the wrong foot that the cheaply produced musical “biopic” Stardust puts forward and never recovers from.
The third season of one of Netflix’s best original series, GLOW, might strike some of the show’s closest fans and supporters as an unusual change in direction. There’s very little wrestling and silliness for the girls of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling this season, but it’s hardly missed, replaced instead with a lot of character development and intriguingly diverging storylines for all of the core players.
Sword of Trust, the latest film from indie movie veteran Lynn Shelton, takes a lot of metaphorical comedic cues from its titular object, and not in the most complementary of ways.
An impressive improvement on an already commendable show, the second installment of GLOW – a backstage dramedy set against the backdrop of a tawdry and kitschy all-female wrestling program from the 1980s – is the best season of any show ever produced by Netflix, period.
The JFL42 Comedy Festival is returning for its second year in Toronto, and for 2013 it boasts several high profile comedians, including the entire cast of Family Guy, Aziz Ansari and Sarah Silverman. The festival will run for ten days from September 19 to 28.