Daily Archive: June 7, 2018

Writers Guild of America West signs deal with Apple

The Writers Guild of America West said Thursday it had signed an agreement with Apple Inc., underscoring the union’s long-standing goal to expand its foray into digital media.

In a note to its members, the union said, “Apple became a full signatory” to the union’s 2017 master basic agreement, or…

Katee Sackhoff stands up for humanity in ‘2036 Origin Unknown’

Borrowing liberally from “2001,” “Moon” and what TV writers call “bottle episodes,” the science-fiction mystery “2036 Origin Unknown” is speculative fiction with a strong human presence. The story’s too elementary, but a strong lead performance and clever staging make “2036” something committed…

‘The Texture of Falling’ is more about the art of nothingness

The Portland, Ore.-set “The Texture of Falling” is an erotic enigma of a film, and as befuddling as its title. “The texture of falling” is a phrase that sounds cool but means nothing, and that’s a good description of this film as well. It’s beautifully shot by cinematographer, director, writer,…

Teen comedy ‘Alex Strangelove’ strikes the wrong chords

“Love, Simon” was an open-hearted and sensitive high school coming-out movie that became a modest hit and cultural phenomenon earlier this year. Now imagine that, but very obnoxious, with none of the nuanced empathy, and you get “Alex Strangelove,” written and directed by Craig Johnson.

It’s fairly…