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Scott Holleran's Blog · 1d ago

The TCM Classic Film Festival Preview

Preview of TCM’s Hollywood movie festival and new movie reviews... The post The TCM Classic Film Festival Preview appeared first on Scott Holleran.
Scott Holleran's Blog · 5d ago

Hotel Review: DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh, Green Tree

This hotel is nestled into lush, green hills in Pittsburgh’s Green Tree neighborhood with perfect location, accommodations and property assets and amenities. Needing to be near this location...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 1W ago

Stage Review: Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2018)

Playwright Neil Simon’s hallmark intelligence, wit and, briefly, pathos remains on display in a revised version of Simon’s 1993 comedy, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, playing at the Garry Marsh...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 2W ago

The Problem with Starbucks

Starbucks, Apple, Disney. These three big brands represent a kind of gold standard in modern, streamlined business. Each of these Western American companies is a global enterprise with a his...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 2W ago

Movie Review: Chappaquiddick

That this movie exists is a cinematic achievement. Whatever my criticism, whatever its flaws, the movie about an American government official’s deliberate, historic conspiracy — a real, prov...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 2M ago

TV Review: The Looming Tower (Hulu)

Having partly reviewed and previewed, I’ve now seen every episode of Hulu’s 10-episode microseries based on The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright. The program traces the rising threat of Isla...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 1M ago

Movie Review: Love, Simon

The best thing about Love, Simon is its sincerity. The lead character is sincere. The conflict, a boy’s struggle over whether to acknowledge the reality of his sexual orientation, plays with...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 1M ago

Premiere: ‘Benji’ on Netflix

This will always be the week I met Joe Camp, who created Benji. That 1974 independent movie was a creative and commercial success, like last year’s marvelous The Greatest Showman, stunning d...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 1M ago

New Movie and Blu-Ray Review: ‘Lady Bird’

The 2017 movies were disappointing in general. Having finally seen the last of the Best Picture Academy Award nominees, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, my contention is affirmed. Read my new revie...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 1M ago

TV Preview: Elton John Tribute on CBS

Some of my favorite recording artists will sing songs by Elton John in a tribute show to air on CBS next month. The program, Elton John: I’m Still Standing–a Grammy Salute, is scheduled to b...