A guilt-ridden Barry tries to wash the blood from his hands

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When Lady Macbeth somnambulantly monologues about the imaginary bloodstains that cover her hands in Act V Scene 1 of Macbeth (“Out, damned spot! out, I say!”; “What, will these hands ne’er be clean?”; “All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand”; yada, yada, yada…), her soul can no longer be saved.…

Barry or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make the Unsafe Choice

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Barry moves between many different modes—existential hitman profile, showbiz comedy, whimsical mafia farce, low-key cop procedural etc.—but they all serve as vehicles for Bill Hader to interrogate the idea of success. For Hader, success doesn’t beget happiness; if anything, it only emphasizes the hollow nature of the…

Barry turns a somber memorial into amateur night in a funny second episode

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When Gene Cousineau informs his acting class about Ryan Madison’s gruesome death, they first mourn, and then they plan a show. After all, they’re actors, and their emotions are the paints in their toolbox, so their sadness must be put to good use. Sally informs everyone that the memorial will be held at Jake’s (her…

Suburbicon's bad guys on how they prepared for their roles

The new George Clooney-directed film Suburbicon takes place in an idyllic 1950s suburb where a family man (Matt Damon) hires two hitmen to stage a home invasion to get rid of his wife (Julianne Moore), but—shockingly—things go awry. In the video above, Glenn Fleshler and Alex Hassell, who play the two hitmen, tell how…

Creepy weirdo from True Detective to play a creepy weirdo on Hannibal

Referencing “the creepy guy” from True Detective doesn’t exactly narrow the playing field, but calling someone “The Yellow King” for the rest of their career also seems a bit much. However you choose to identify him, TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello reports that Glenn Fleshler, a.k.a. Errol Childress from True Detective,…