Articles by Andy
André Holland Talks Netflix's 'High Flying Bird' and the Racial Politics of Sports
"Simpatico." That's the word André Holland, star of the new Netflix sports drama High Flying Bird, chooses when describing his connection with its two authors, director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney: Like-minded artists in lockstep with one another.
Feb 21, 2019
Director Crystal Moselle's Inspiration for 'Skate Kitchen' Was the Real, Shredding Teen Girl Crew
In Crystal Moselle's 2015 debut, the acclaimed documentary The Wolfpack, she spotlighted the Angulo siblings, seven teens living in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, forbidden by their father from leaving their apartment.
Aug 17, 2018
The Mesh Network Subconsciously Connecting 'Westworld's Hosts, Explained
Tracking down one rogue android host across the sprawling American frontier is like finding a needle in a haystack, as Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) puts it, with one important difference: The haystack is an ultra-realistic Old West theme park stuffed to the gunwales with tons of other needles that want to kill you.
Apr 23, 2018
How Broken Lizard Came Up With the Infamous 'Super Troopers' Meow Gag
Nine times out of 10, mentioning Super Troopers to people at parties gets you the same response: "Meow!" But to hear it from Kevin Heffernan, who played the brazenly idiotic, mustachioed Rod Farva in the 2001 comedy and returns in this year's long-awaited sequel, Super Troopers 2, the now-classic meow gag wound up an early obstacle in securing financing to shoot the movie.
Apr 17, 2018