Amy Schumer performs a proudly promiscuous males’s mag author in “Trainwreck.” And the rapper Snoop Dogg makes for an encouraging-but-tough “Coach Snoop.”
What’s on TV
TRAINWRECK (2015) eight p.m. on FXM. The New York Times’s Manohla Dargis named this Judd Apatow-directed, Amy Schumer-written comedy a Critic’s Pick, calling it “something of a sexual bildungsroman cum romantic comedy jumping with pop-cultural references and edged with razored social cultural critique.” The movie stars Ms. Schumer as a proudly promiscuous males’s mag author who falls for a surgeon (Bill Hader), a lot to her personal wonder. Parts of the movie are primarily based on Ms. Schumer’s personal existence, together with her persona’s father (performed via Colin Quinn), who, like Ms. Schumer’s father, has more than one sclerosis. “Having it be such a personal story but still leaving room for comedy was not a challenge for me,” Ms. Schumer instructed The Times in 2015.
VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL nine p.m. on Investigation Discovery. This sequence provides retrospective seems to be to notable tales on crime and scandal from Vanity Fair; the primary episode of its fourth season revisits a tale about campus sexual attack.
INDEPENDENT LENS: WINNIE 10 p.m. on PBS (test native listings). “Winnie,” Pascale Lamche’s 2017 documentary in regards to the South African activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, is a part of PBS’s “Independent Lens” sequence. Ms. Madikizela-Mandela got here to prominence as an activist in South Africa all over the apartheid generation and used to be married to the activist Nelson Mandela for years. But in 1991 she used to be convicted of kidnapping and being an adjunct to the attack of 4 younger males. This movie examines her existence and legacy.
COACH SNOOP on Netflix. Snoop Dogg is aware of Friday evening lighting. The rapper has already been the topic of an ESPN mini-series that revolved round his dating along with his football-playing son, Cordell, and he based a nonprofit youngsters’s league, the Snoop Youth Football League. In this Netflix truth sequence, he coaches a crew of 13-year-olds. He is encouraging yet not easy. “It’s going to be hard for them, as black men,” Snoop Dogg instructed The Times in 2015, in connection with gamers in his league. “So I try to prepare them for the good, the bad and the ugly, and teach them to walk as respectable men in the world.”
THE MUSIC OF SILENCE (2018) on Amazon. The Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli’s tale has a mythological high quality. A youth battle with glaucoma and a football twist of fate made him blind from a tender age, yet that didn’t impact his skill to achieve world stardom thru tune. In 1999, Mr. Bocelli launched a unique, “The Music of Silence,” that provides a fictionalized model of his existence; the proxy persona, Amos Bardi, is performed via Toby Sebastian on this movie adaptation via Michael Radford. Our critic discovered the movie reasonably uninteresting (except for Antonio Banderas, gambling vocal trainer), although Mr. Bocelli’s fanatics will most certainly forgive the film’s shortcomings. “This blah trudge from cradle to stage will be catnip to his fans and Ambien to everyone else,” Jeannette Catsoulis wrote in her evaluate.