Here’s what we’ve been watching on television.
Breaking Bad: Blood Money
- Excerpt: Tom Donahue has come up with an angle that will surprise, delight, and inform even the most dedicated movie maven. Welcome to the world of the casting director, a world that flourished at its peak from the middle to the end of the last century.
- Excerpt: While the ‘Curb’ structure of familiar character, running jokes, and carefully established (and paid off) story strands is adhered to, ‘Clear History’ is a “real movie,” and Mottola sneaks in some aesthetic flourishes that the likably slipshod ‘Curb’ usually doesn’t stop for.
- Excerpt: An inadvertent side effect of David’s Rick Rubin look is that it acts as a metaphor for the film itself. Even underneath all the makeup, Norman’s mannerisms and standoffish approach to social situations can’t hide the fact that he is played by Larry David; and even though Clear History disguises itself with the trappings of a new location and new character names, it can’t hide that it is basically a feature-length episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.