Money in the Bank: David Costabile on Billions

David Costabile has proven his ability to play hard-edged, intelligent eccentrics in a variety of settings. From his breakthrough role as Detective Rick Messer on Damages through his hilarious and haunting turn as meth chef Gale Boetticher (the would-be Salieri to Walter White’s Mozart) on Breaking Bad, he’s the sort of actor who draws the […]

Smart TV: The Many Faces of Jean Smart

Jean Smart has received numerous accolades during her illustrious career spanning television, film and theater including two Emmy® Awards for her role as Lana Gardener in Frasier, an Independent Spirit Award nomination for the feature film Guinevere and a Tony Award® nomination for her Broadway performance in The Man Who Came to Dinner. And who could […]

Kim’s Turn: Rhea Seehorn on Better Call Saul

The backbone of AMC’s comedy-thriller Better Call Saul, Rhea Seehorn’s Kim Wexler anchors a whirlwind of incidents and a heavy-hitting cast of veteran actors. And yet Kim is no mere reactive character: she’s an ethical person fighting a constant battle to maintain her standards even as she’s surrounded by lawyers and criminals who barely notice […]

Streets of Glass: Snowfall’s Epic Crime Drama

After previewing the first episode of season two of Snowfall on the big screen, take a ride deep into the menacing heart of sensational FX series, which tells a sprawling, politically charged story about the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic’s destabilizing effect on Southern California. Not content to be a mere crime thriller or muckraking docudrama, […]

Damn Fine Coffee: Twin Peaks Fan Theories

David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks created a new template for small-screen storytelling, mixing melodrama, surrealism, extreme violence, cliffhangers, and enough mysterious patterns and marginal details to inspire feverish theorizing. The most recent season, which ran on Showtime with the subtitle The Return, was even more unsettling and beguiling, as indebted to music, dance, […]

VANGUARD AWARD: SANDRA OH

With a special screening of Killing Eve’s Episode 1, “Nice Face” Split Screens will sit down with Golden Globe® and SAG®-winning actress Sandra Oh, who now stars in the critically-acclaimed BBC AMERICA drama Killing Eve, which follows Oh as Eve, a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose life changes when she’s tasked with hunting […]

Acting Machine: Westworld’s Jeffrey Wright

Since his first movie star turn as the troubled savant artist of Basquiat, Jeffrey Wright has become one of the most versatile and mesmerizing of actors, playing everything from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the HBO film Boycott to a gangster kingpin and political leader on Boardwalk Empire. His work is distinguished […]

The Americans: The Final Debriefing

The Americans‘ showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields walk us through the rich narrative history of their acclaimed and award-winning FX series (set around DC, but largely shot in New York), from its debut in 2012, which put a fresh spin on the newly minted tradition of antihero-driven drama, through its wrenching 2018 final season, […]

Farewell, Comrades! The Americans Finale Viewing Party

With six seasons of espionage and domestic drama coming to a close, Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields’ Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated Cold War FX series The Americans says farewell to its comrades in the viewing audience. The series finale will be shown live on the big screen at IFC Center, followed by a freewheeling audience […]