Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Toronto International Film Festival And Our Fall TV Pool

Friday, September 25, 2015

This week, a big fall movie update from Toronto, plus our annual futile effort to predict the future of fall shows.


'The Muppets' Get Good Help From The Live Humans

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Oddly enough, the best understanding of the best tone for a new Muppet project comes from Elizabeth Banks, Tom Bergeron and Josh Groban.


There's A Story There: Why The Emmys Rocked Even As HBO Rolled

Monday, September 21, 2015

Despite single-network dominance that could seem a little dull, Sunday's Emmys brought great stories and some very stirring speeches.


The Ups And Downs Of The Toronto International Film Festival

Thursday, September 17, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with NPR's film critic Bob Mondello and pop culture blogger Linda Holmes about the films they loved — and didn't — at Toronto International Film Festival.


Matt Damon On Mars: A Toronto Diary, Part 1

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Three days and 13 films in, we've got the good word on Matt Damon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Helen Mirren and lots more.


Television 2015: The Future In Questions

Sunday, August 30, 2015

We've spent two weeks looking at the state of television, and now it's time to ask some questions about where it's going from here.


Television 2015: Some Writing About Writing About TV

Friday, August 28, 2015

Television coverage is in more places than ever, doing more work than ever, involving more people than ever. In that way, it's a lot like the medium it's analyzing.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Show Me A Hero' And A Summer Update

Friday, August 28, 2015

This week's show has HBO, summer box office, pop songs and summer songs, television we forgot to tell you about, and a lot more. It's just packed — just like summer.


Television 2015: Five Shows They Will Never Stop Making

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sure, the landscape of television has changed a lot in recent years. But some shows just recur over and over again, and it seems they always will.


Television 2015: How TV Is Embracing And Nervously Sweating On YouTube

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Traditional television providers love YouTube. They also have to be nervous about it, given how popular it is.


Television 2015: Are We Done Hating Television?

Monday, August 24, 2015

We're supposed to be in the new golden age of television, but that doesn't mean it doesn't still face a certain slippery stigma for some people.


Television 2015: Hammering On The Door Of Diversity

Friday, August 21, 2015

Network executives repeatedly affirm their commitment to more diverse programming. Progress, particularly with regard to producers, is spotty. So what now?


Television 2015: A Whole Lotta Guys In Ties

Thursday, August 20, 2015

As much experimentation as we see in TV, you also still see some old formats — late-night, awards shows and news among them — unsure about whether they need to change anything.


Television 2015: Too Much In Too Many Ways

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

There's an awful lot of TV and an awful lot of ways to watch it. In fact, there may be too much entirely.


Television 2015: Netflix Is A Video Store That Saved A Western

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

People in television talk a lot about brands, but sometimes the way a content provider brands itself can actually affect what shows it can save.


Television 2015: With 25 Ways To Watch TV, Does The House Always Win?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

There are so many ways to watch TV now that people often feel liberated from old models. But even under some of the new systems for television, as at your better casinos, the house always wins.


Television 2015: Full Drops And Single Shots

Monday, August 17, 2015

Television used to arrive weekly in almost all cases, one episode at a time. Now, the timing is being rearranged, and so are the conversations around shows.


Television 2015: Is There Really Too Much TV?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The number of scripted prime-time TV series is expected to pass 400 in 2015. That's too much for at least one network executive, but the picture is more complex than that.


A Historic Fight Over Public Housing Makes For Fine Drama On HBO

Saturday, August 15, 2015

David Simon, perhaps television's greatest chronicler of institutional inertia, brings a painful and complex story of 1980s local politics to the network where he made The Wire.


A Look Ahead At The Landscape Of TV To Come

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Twice each year, all the major TV production houses bring critics to Beverly Hills, Calif. to introduce their latest shows. This summer, the sheer volume of new, scripted material is overwhelming.