CHICAGO – Cinemax’s ominous new series “The Knick” is a hospital drama that’s very much in the voice of its director, Steven Soderbergh. Set in New York City at the turn of the 20th century, the series presents the medical world as it inches closer and closer to modernity, while making contemporary parallels to the desperate hustle by surgery room clients and their doctors alike regarding treatment of the human body. What has changed in the politics of medicine? What hasn’t?
CHICAGO – Film Journal has announced that Guy Ritchie will be directing his first superhero film “Lobo.” The movie, based off the DC Comics anti-hero, is about a blue-skinned cigar-chomping alien named Lobo who’s an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter.