By Max D. Uribe
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/20/14 – Making a great Western is no easy task, as evidenced by the dearth of quality ones of late. 739 more words
Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) is a woman trying to make it on her own in a small prairie town. When three women in the area become mentally ill and have to be transported from Nebraska to Iowa, Cuddy, and a claim jumper who she rescues, take the task on, and set out across the plains to bring the women home. 521 more words
It’s the kind of story TV has learned to do well, and the kind of story HBO has learned to do better than most.
Olive Kitteridge, a four-part HBO miniseries based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of short stories by Elizabeth Strout, is an alternatively painful, profound and poignant character study of a middle-school teacher in a small town in Maine. 712 more words