‘Lost Daughter’ arrives on Netflix, ‘Super Bob’ on HBO
Maggie Gyllenhaal’s feature directing debut, “The Lost Daughter,” scintillatingly adapts the 2008 Elena Ferrante novel about maternal ambivalence and a holiday in Greece. The film, which begins streaming Friday, Dec. 31, on Netflix, stars Olivia Colman as a vacationing professor whose interactions with a boisterous, distracting clan (including a young mother in their midst played by Dakota Johnson), recall her own parenting history, seen in flashbacks with Jessie Buckley. “The Lost Daughter” cleaned up last month at the Gotham Awards, which honor independent film, and topped AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr’s bestof list for 2021. In her review, the AP’S Jocelyn Noveck praised Colman’s “blazing” performance as “a veritable onion shedding layers as she plays Leda, a prickly yet exceedingly vulnerable 48-year-old academic.”
— Jake Coyle, AP film writer
• “The Super Bob Einstein Movie”: This documentary uses archival clips and new interviews to shed light on the career of the actor known for his alter-ego stuntman Super Dave Osborne and as Marty Funkhouser in “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Guests include Albert Brooks, Larry David, Steve Martin and David Letterman. The documentary is out now on HBO.
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