"American Honey” is director Andrea Arnold’s shot at winning that title. An epic steeped in Americana, the film tries to encapsulate a transient experience on highways of the Midwest. Unfortunately, it ultimately winds up being a grandiose exercise of artful yet muddled posturing that grasps at meaning. Alas, it falls short of greatness.
Korean and Japanese-language drama “The Handmaiden” is everything that “Fifty Shades of Grey” was not — it’s highly dramatic and uses sex as a springboard for serious discussion of what romance should be.
Kevin Falls, co-executive producer of the Emmy-winning drama “The West Wing,” will screen his new Fox drama, “Pitch,” and speak on panels such as “Short N’ Sweet: The Single Season” at the ATX Television Festival on June 10.