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Lily Rabe on the Tragedy of Betty Gore Explored in ‘Love & Death’: “There’s So Much Misperception”

[This story contains spoilers from the finale of Love & Death, “Ssssshh.”] Lily Rabe had heard about the Candy Montgomery-Betty Gore case, but it wasn’t until Nicole Kidman, an executive producer on Love & Death, reached out to her about playing Betty that she began to research. “It always excites me to hear, ‘It’s so different […]

‘Love & Death’ Finale Director on Filming the Murder Scene and Complicated Feelings Around Candy’s Fate

[This story contains spoilers from the finale of Love & Death, “Ssssshh.”] The Love & Death sequences depicting the brutal ax murder of Betty Gore were some of the most emotional scenes Lesli Linka Glatter has ever filmed. The prolific director whose IMDB profile reads like a greatest hits of television (Mad Men, Homeland, The […]

Elizabeth Olsen on ‘Love & Death’ Aftermath of the Killing: “People Convince Themselves of a Truth”

[This story contains spoilers from the first five episodes of Love & Death.] There’s a method to the madness of Love & Death‘s release. After three episodes of spending time in the bucolic and beautiful setting of Candy Montgomery’s (Elizabeth Olsen) church community in Wylie Texas, the fourth episode of the true-crime Max series shattered that […]

‘Love & Death’: Elizabeth Olsen and Lesli Linka Glatter on Why They Didn’t Reach Out to Candy Montgomery

The name Candy Montgomery is familiar to many. But after the first three episodes of Love & Death, people will better understand the woman who has been known as the housewife who struck her friend 41 times with an axe. “I oddly think we made the show she would want to have made,” Elizabeth Olsen, […]

Events of the Week: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Love & Death’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York City, including red carpets for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Love & Death, Bupkis and Fatal Attraction. Chaplin Award Gala Viola Davis was honored at the Chaplin Awards Gala in NYC on Monday, with support from Meryl […]

‘Love & Death’ Team Recall the “Big Surprise” of Learning Another Candy Montgomery Story Was Coming to TV

On Wednesday evening, the cast and crew of Max’s Love & Death gathered in West Hollywood to celebrate the series premiere. From Max and Lionsgate Television, it’s based on a true story, centered on real-life 1980s housewife Candy Montgomery (played by Elizabeth Olsen) who was accused of the brutal axe murder of her friend Betty […]

‘Love & Death’ Review: Elizabeth Olsen and David E. Kelley Struggle to Shed Fresh Light on the Candy Montgomery Case

One year after Hulu's 'Candy' comes another show based on the murder of Betty Gore, this time on HBO Max and starring Olsen, Jesse Plemons, Lily Rabe and Patrick Fugit.

SXSW: ‘Mrs. Davis’ Is a Perfectly Timed Warning About AI Madness

What if ChatGPT, but too much? Too popular, too omniscient, and far too nefarious than today’s cutting-edge chatbots? That’s the premise of Mrs. Davis, an ultra-ambitious series from Big Bang Theory veteran Tara Hernandez and Watchmen creator Damon Lindelof. Mrs. Davis, premiering at SXSW before its April 20 streaming debut on Peacock, tells the story […]

Elizabeth Olsen Takes on the Infamous Candy Montgomery in ‘Love & Death’ Trailer

Elizabeth Olsen isn’t satisfied in the trailer for Love & Death. The official first look at the HBO Max true-crime drama (below) focuses on Candy Montgomery (Olsen) and Allan Gore (Jesse Plemons), as one-half of two churchgoing couples enjoying small town family life in Texas… until somebody picks up an axe, as the logline reads […]