When SundanceTV asked cultural critics Fariha Roisin and Sara Black McCulloch to detail a bit more what they like about RECTIFY, the results were, as expected, highly articulate. Check out their responses.
AndrewAndrew, NYC’s premiere lookalike DJs/designers/tastemakers, are the latest duo to double the love for RECTIFY. Check out what these cultural connoisseurs thought of the critically acclaimed SundanceTV series now midway through its second season. Which Andrew said which comments below is unclear. And really, does it matter? They’re equally brilliant.
Article: RECTIFY: Menu From Murphy’s Diner
Murphy’s Diner serves as the backdrop for an intense conversation between Sheriff Carl Daggett and Senator Roland Foulkes while Marcy has a fairly intimate with Daniel early on. Want to see what Marcy is serving at the Paulie pitstop. Check out the menu above.
Lennie Briscoe, played by Jerry Orbach, was the “most real fake police officer” New York City cops had ever seen, according to the The New York Times. But a detective is only as good as his partner. Vote for your favorite.
Article: Jared’s Blog: Boris Pasternak Essay
“Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us,” according to the Russian novelist Boris Pasternak. If that’s true, today must be Christmas, because I am really, really surprised — finally, an essay prompt that actually makes sense. You could knock me over with a feather.
As anticipation builds for the US premiere of THE HONORABLE WOMAN, July 31, 10/9C on SundanceTV, The Wall Street Journal and others grill Maggie Gyllenhaal on her star turn as shadowy Israeli heiress Nessa Stein. Meanwhile, Hollywood Reporter’s TV critic hails the series as “the show we’ll all be talking about very soon.”
After partying at Lezley’s house, Daniel wakes up naked in Marcy’s bed. Marcy chats with him in the kitchen and kisses him good-bye.
Daniel sees Trey at the gas station and confronts him. They stare each other down.
Though Gabriel Mann’s original score provides the majority of RECTIFY‘s soundtrack, music supervisor Linda Cohen works alongside creator Ray McKinnon to pick just the right outside tracks for certain special moments. Here’s what to listen for in Episode 206.
Article: The A.V. Club Highlights “Rectify’s” Production Design; Forbes Talks to Creator Ray McKinnon
This week, Forbes grills RECTIFY showrunner Ray McKinnon on his creative process and influences, while The A.V. Club celebrates the series’ “inspired” used of sets and props. See what everyone is talking about, watch the entire first episode of RECTIFY Season 2 right now.
Article: “THE RETURNED” Recap: Season 1
Episode 1: Camille
Teenager Camille wakes up by a reservoir with no memory of how she got there. When she returns home to her family, she discovers that it’s been four years since she died in a tragic bus accident. Musician Simon comes back to town and begins to search for his fiancé Adele, unaware that he’s been dead for almost a decade. Local pub waitress Lucy is brutally stabbed and left for dead while walking through a tunnel. Nurse Julie is followed by a mysterious child, whom she eventually takes in and calls Victor. Elderly Mr. Costa’s young wife, who’s been dead for decades, returns to their home. He panics, burning his house to the ground with her inside. Later, he commits suicide.
Luke Kirby, who plays Jon Stern on RECTIFY, talks about the lawyer quote that helps him get into character and his foraging hobby.
Q: Jon’s job seems to be about managing personalities and playing politics as much as it is about knowing the law. Does that make the gig more fun for you?
A: Yeah, I have a kin for that kind of thing. I’m drawn to or intrigued by politics. I’m not the most litigious person, I didn’t study in law, but it’s very revealing and there’s a ton of stuff out there on this. It’s an ongoing education for me. I guess the things that stuck out immediately for me is the time and money that’s required to get anything done in the wheels of justice. There’s a lot of grease necessary to keep it in motion.
Q: Do you think you’d have to same resolve to see a case like Daniel’s through if you were in Jon Stern’s place?
In Episode 205 of RECTIFY, things get wild, weird and wonderful at Lezley’s party when he shoots a Spin Doctors CD and then invites Daniel to “blow a little Michael Bolton to bloody hell.”
Actress Tamara Tunie (THE RED ROAD’s Marie Van Der Veen) discusses her diverse heritage, nurturing the Lenape community and winning a Tony Award.
Obsessed with RECTIFY? Then we have some good news. SundanceTV is airing a marathon of the entire second season (so far) on Sun., Jul. 20 at 5/4c. Still not enough? How’s this…
Article: Hal Holbrook’s Top Ten Movies
Things don’t end too well for Hal Holbrook’s Rutherford Gaines on RECTIFY, but this role is just one in an impressive list on the actor’s resume. In his long career, he’s won five Emmys, a Tony and has been nominated for an Oscar. He’s made his mark in more than 40 movies. Which is your favorite?
Claire Danes, January Jones, Julianna Margulies… No, it’s not the Golden Globes. It’s actresses who’ve appeared on “Law & Order”!
Poetry has a knack for capturing souls–the souls of a person, a place, and in this case, the soul of the series RECTIFY, thanks to poets Jennifer L. Knox and Leanne Grabel.
Even in a show so eminently quotable as Law & Order, Jerry Orbach’s character Dectective Lennie Briscoe stands out—fans waited for his endless string of hilariously cringe-worthy one-liners week after week, and they were never disappointed. Get ready to laugh out loud, we’ve uncovered a new batch of quotes from Detective Briscoe.
Article: Jared’s Blog: Nine Inch Nails Essay
I’m sorry. I understand that these assignments are supposed to help us prepare for the SAT, but man… I’m sorry. I like Shakespeare and everything, but this? This is just ridiculous: “This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeit of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars….”
Though Gabriel Mann’s original score provides the majority of RECTIFY‘s soundtrack, music supervisor Linda Cohen works alongside creator Ray McKinnon to pick just the right outside tracks for certain special moments. Here are the songs included in this week’s episode.
Ted sr. looks for his mug and coffee maker amid the kitchen rubble. He sighs in frustration.
Janet comes home with Daniel, who just got his license. Ted Sr. lectures Daniel for destroying the kitchen and implements rules for the renovation. Janet stands up for Daniel.
At home, Teddy apologizes to Tawney for the way he’s been acting. “You can’t get so angry, Teddy, it’ll consume you,” she says. “Then it’ll consume us.”
Article: Food and Wine Discovers “RECTIFY’s” Favorite Food; Entertainment Weekly Applauds Last Episode
This week, while Food and Wine enjoys a series easter egg, Entertainment Weekly analyzes last episode’s “beautiful detour” from the narrative. See what everyone is talking about, watch the entire first episode of RECTIFY Season 2 right now.
Who better to invite to double the RECTIFY love than two seasoned, creative powerhouses like Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad.
Stoners might never want to harsh the mellow, but stoner comedies tend to be rollicking adventures. In honor of Neal Brennan, host of SundanceTV’s new series THE APPROVAL MATRIX and one of the minds behind Half Baked and Chappelle’s Show, here are 10 highly-rated stoner movies that offer a nice cinematic buzz—and a few wild rides.
10. How High
This big screen vehicle for rappers Method Man and Redman has a premise that only makes sense if you’re high — the pair get into Harvard after the ghost of their recently departed friend gives them the answers to the entrance exam. Oh, and they summon their friend’s ghost after smoking his ashes. Good luck explaining the appeal of this one to a sober person. But for stoners, it’s a comedic masterpiece.
9. Pineapple Express
Seth Rogen is an affable stoner process server who gets mixed up in a crime caper involving a particularly strong strain of Mary Jane. His rapport with James Franco’s Saul, a laidback pothead dealer inspired by Brad Pitt’s character from True Romance, puts this film squarely in the mold of classic buddy stoner comedies. Only with a lot more gunfire, of course.
When SundanceTV invited creative collaborators Erick Szentmiklosy and Daniel Zaltsman — otherwise known as “The Haiku Guys” — to double the love for RECTIFY, fans gained two one-of-a-kind haikus, each of which went for the essence of a season premiere. Disclaimer: They get deep.