Looking at “PoliWood”

That, and other news, in today’s (late-in-the-day) Roundup and Recap.

Vanity Fair examines at “PoliWood,” the doc directed by Barry Levinson the scrutinizes the mix of Hollywood and politics during last year’s election. Carrie Carlisle writes, “Midway through the documentary, after many scenes showing actors without makeup, traipsing to events and speaking candidly, and after a compelling criticism of the media’s power to give politicians a parallel life as stars, it was hard not to wonder whether it was just as dubious to turn anyone—men and women who act for a living, for instance—into special people.”

Newspaper Hearing: With the future of the Boston Globe in doubt, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) will hold a subcommittee hearing on Wednesday on the future of journalism. Among those testifying: Arianna Huffington and David Simon from “The Wire.”

Wonderful Wanda: Veteran David Letterman scribe praises Wanda Sykes as emcee of this weekend’s White House Correspondents’ dinner because the press corps needs “somebody to yell at em.”

Gregory Dream Guest: It’s Oprah.

More Voices

  • Hollywood Safe Workplace

    Why Hollywood Needs to Lead the Way in Showing How to Create a Safer Workplace

    That, and other news, in today’s (late-in-the-day) Roundup and Recap. Vanity Fair examines at “PoliWood,” the doc directed by Barry Levinson the scrutinizes the mix of Hollywood and politics during last year’s election. Carrie Carlisle writes, “Midway through the documentary, after many scenes showing actors without makeup, traipsing to events and speaking candidly, and after a compelling […]

  • Seven Seconds

    Fighting the Racial Bias at the Core of Hollywood’s Cop Shows (Guest Column)

    That, and other news, in today’s (late-in-the-day) Roundup and Recap. Vanity Fair examines at “PoliWood,” the doc directed by Barry Levinson the scrutinizes the mix of Hollywood and politics during last year’s election. Carrie Carlisle writes, “Midway through the documentary, after many scenes showing actors without makeup, traipsing to events and speaking candidly, and after a compelling […]

  • Harvey Weinstein Trial

    Column: Documentarian Barry Avrich Ponders Whether Harvey Weinstein Will Be Convicted

    That, and other news, in today’s (late-in-the-day) Roundup and Recap. Vanity Fair examines at “PoliWood,” the doc directed by Barry Levinson the scrutinizes the mix of Hollywood and politics during last year’s election. Carrie Carlisle writes, “Midway through the documentary, after many scenes showing actors without makeup, traipsing to events and speaking candidly, and after a compelling […]

  • Janet Mock Pose

    'Pose' Writer Janet Mock on Making History With Trans Storytelling (Guest Column)

    That, and other news, in today’s (late-in-the-day) Roundup and Recap. Vanity Fair examines at “PoliWood,” the doc directed by Barry Levinson the scrutinizes the mix of Hollywood and politics during last year’s election. Carrie Carlisle writes, “Midway through the documentary, after many scenes showing actors without makeup, traipsing to events and speaking candidly, and after a compelling […]

  • Tony Awards Sightlines Column

    How to Produce the Tony Awards: 5 Unsolicited Tips

    That, and other news, in today’s (late-in-the-day) Roundup and Recap. Vanity Fair examines at “PoliWood,” the doc directed by Barry Levinson the scrutinizes the mix of Hollywood and politics during last year’s election. Carrie Carlisle writes, “Midway through the documentary, after many scenes showing actors without makeup, traipsing to events and speaking candidly, and after a compelling […]

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Cannes 2018's Hidden Thrill: The Opportunity to Find New Voices

    That, and other news, in today’s (late-in-the-day) Roundup and Recap. Vanity Fair examines at “PoliWood,” the doc directed by Barry Levinson the scrutinizes the mix of Hollywood and politics during last year’s election. Carrie Carlisle writes, “Midway through the documentary, after many scenes showing actors without makeup, traipsing to events and speaking candidly, and after a compelling […]

  • Kathryn Bigelow Kathryn Bigelow poses backstage

    It's Time for Action, Not Promises, to Get More Women in Filmmaking (Guest Column)

    That, and other news, in today’s (late-in-the-day) Roundup and Recap. Vanity Fair examines at “PoliWood,” the doc directed by Barry Levinson the scrutinizes the mix of Hollywood and politics during last year’s election. Carrie Carlisle writes, “Midway through the documentary, after many scenes showing actors without makeup, traipsing to events and speaking candidly, and after a compelling […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content