Stories by Peter Hummers

WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Man is a wolf for man–‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ and ‘Waco’

WHAT TO WATCH ON TV  By Peter Hummers reviews ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ and ‘Waco.’ Full story

May 26


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Time to revisit ‘The Godfather’ (second of two columns)

WHAT TO WATCH ON TV By Peter Hummers Last week I wrote about The Offer, the miniseries about the making of The Godfather, which has spawned several sequels, and looks to take on a life of its own, with TV treatments, “the making of” stories, music and even video games.   Full story

May 19


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Time to revisit ‘The Godfather,’ with ‘The Offer’

WHAT TO WATCH ON TV By Peter Hummers The Offer is a new miniseries on Paramount+ based on Oscar-winning producer Al Ruddy’s never-revealed experiences of making The Godfather.   Full story

May 12


WHAT TO WATCH ON TELEVISION
Stream on: Killer tragedy … and comedy–’The Girl from Plainville’ and ‘The Thing About Pam’

WHAT TO WATCH ON TELEVISION By Peter Hummers Murder mystery 'The Girl from Plainview' and murder comedy 'The Thing About Pam' Full story

May 5


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Not at home on the range–’The Power of the Dog’ and ‘There Will Be Blood’

Revenge is not a noble sentiment, but it is a human one. Horse operas are back, but they're not always about cowboys and Indians. Full story

Apr 28


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: On the road to fame and fortune with ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘A Night at the Opera’

By Peter Hummers | Road trip! What could be more fun than a failed motivational speaker and his wife; an unsuccessful suicide; a teenager who won't speak and a heroin-snorting hippie grandfather taking their daughter/ niece/ sister/ granddaughter on the road to enter a children's talent show? Full story

Apr 21


Stream On: The durable Bruce Willis

By Peter Hummers  Now that Bruce Willis has retired from acting, with a huge résumé that began on off-Broadway in the 1970's, a leading role in Moonlighting (rare) with Cybill Shepherd (1985), one of the first "dramedies," or comedy/dramas, and roles in more than 100 films, I'd like to revisit two of my favorite roles of his, made with a pair of my favorite directors, Terry Gilliam and Luc Besson respectively. Full story

Apr 7


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Vaudevillians and TV comedy pioneers Jack Benny, George Burns and Gracie Allen

WHAT TO WATCH ON TV: From Vaudeville to TV: The Jack Benny Show and Burns and Allen. By Peter Hummers. Full story

Apr 14


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: The durable Bruce Willis

By Peter Hummers  Now that Bruce Willis has retired from acting, with a huge résumé that began on off-Broadway in the 1970's, a leading role in Moonlighting (rare) with Cybill Shepherd (1985), one of the first "dramedies," or comedy/dramas, and roles in more than 100 films, I'd like to revisit two of my favorite roles of his, made with a pair of my favorite directors, Terry Gilliam and Luc Besson  respectively. Full story

Apr 7


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: A pocketful of Gould

WHAT TO WATCH ON TV: This week Peter Hummers revisits a couple of early films from Elliott Gould. Full story

Mar 31


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Not everything can be fixed–Ray Donovan and Mayor of Kingstown

WHAT TO WATCH ON TV: This week from Peter Hummers, Ray Donovan, from David Milch acolyte Ann Biderman, and Mayor of Kingstown, yet another series from Yellowstone's Taylor Sheridan. Full story

Mar 24


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: We meet again–brainteasers ‘Maniac’ and ‘Wolf Like Me’

“The mind can be solved.” “Did you know that most quarters have been swallowed and defecated by a human?” Full story

Mar 17