The Big Sick

Holly Hunter wishes mother-daughter roles were as good as in 'The Big Sick'

Maybe the best part of “The Big Sick” finds Holly Hunter at her least happy. She plays Beth, a Midwestern woman who’s rushed, with her aloof husband Terry (Ray Romano), to Chicago to visit their daughter, Emily (Zoe Kazan). That’s because Emily’s in a coma. Doctors...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:42am

Kumail Nanjiani on how the Internet turned everyone crazy

For the record, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon have great relationships with their parents. The couple wrote the dramatic comedy “The Big Sick,” which is based on their lives — specifically on their courtship a decade ago, when a nasty case of the flu plunger her...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 2:39pm

'The Big Sick' is a messy comedy in the best sense of the word

‘The Big Sick’ Director: Michael Showalter Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan Rating: R 4 (out of 5) Globes The best scene in “The Big Sick” has nothing to do with the main story. It’s not even funny, though the film is otherwise aces at blending the serious...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 3:32pm

'The Big Sick' trailer will make you love Kumail Nanjiani even more

Like most people, we’re big fans of Kumail Nanjiani — and we haven’t even seen an episode of “Silicon Valley” yet. (We keep meaning to. It will happen, we really mean it.) From his reliably on-point Twitter feed even to appearances in movies that are clearly...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 5:24pm