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Divorce: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Counseling”

In its third episode, Divorce pulls the trigger on a gun that’s clearly been loaded for years.

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Great Performances: ‘Hamilton’s America’

Marketing meets documentary in Hamilton's America, which makes it no less interesting and worth watching.

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24 Oct 2016 // 10:00 AM

Divorce: Season 1, Episode 2 - “Next Day”

This week, characters get locked out of their homes and their own lives.

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Westworld: Season 1, Episode 1 - “The Original”

Ethical conflicts between creator and created are just one aspect of Westworld's brilliant and epically ambitious first episode.

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What Happened, Miss Simone? Captures Its Subject in Stained Glass

This award-winning documentary raises the bar for how Simone is represented in popular culture and history books. It's now on DVD with a 15-song bonus CD.

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New York Film Festival 2016: ‘Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened’ + Aquarius’

A bittersweet documentary looks back at the Stephen Sondheim masterpiece that almost was, and Sonia Braga slaps old age (plus racism, classism, and Brazilian corruption) right in the face.

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12 Oct 2016 // 9:00 AM

Divorce: Season 1, Episode 1 - “Pilot”

Breaking up is hard to do in HBO's new sort-of comedy Divorce.

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The Personal Accounts of The Beach Boys Make This Documentary Worthwhile

Classic Albums: Pet Sounds expands the mythos of one musician to an entire group, and in doing so, allows us to see the project in a different, equally compelling light.

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Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words

A portrait of a woman who succeeded in the film industry despite playing by her own rules.

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Abandoned: Season 1, Episode 1 - “Ghost Mall”

McCrank's a likable host, but the first episode focused too much on him and not enough on the episode's subject.

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Artful Conversation in ‘The Return of Rubén Blades’

Like the man himself, The Return of Rubén Blades is proof that art is important, but only a part of living a rich, thoughtful life.

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Tower Records in a Nutshell: ‘All Things Must Pass’

A nostalgic and warm look at a defunct record chain that brings the real substance and heart of the rise and fall.

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‘Night and Fog’ Continues to Haunt

Alain Resnais' documentary remains a landmark depiction of the Holocaust, having lost none of its power six decades on.

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ZZK Records - ‘The Nu LatAm Sound’ (documentary) (premiere)

We’re pleased to be able to premiere a mini-documentary on the sound of contemporary Latin American music.

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‘George Crumb: Voice of the Whale’—A Whale of a Tale It’s Not

If George Crumb’s music sometimes skirts the borders of kitsch, it certainly doesn’t need the help of this insipid film.

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From Curiosity to Denial: The Case of ‘An Open Secret’

The failure of An Open Secret to connect with a wide audience speaks to the persistence of denial when the perpetrators of child abuse populate the entertainment industry.

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‘Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise’ Doesn’t Find the Transcendence Within Perry

In its attempt to worship, Vision of Paradise condescends and exploits.

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The Essential Dilemma in ‘Under the Sun’ Is That No Truth Is singular, No Story Is Simple

The documentary tells a story of North Korean oppression by focusing on eight-year-old Zin-mi, her openness and also her caution, her obvious effort to please and her occasional and barely discernible frustration.

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‘The Night Of’ Is HBO’s Great New Noir

In the snappy but long-fuse start to this promising new HBO miniseries, a night of bad decisions and a conveniently patchy memory sends a prototypical "good kid" from Queens tumbling through the Dante-esque tribulation of the legal process.

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‘Zero Days’ Makes Clear: Innovation in Warfare Is Governed by Short-sightedness

The US, so brilliantly networked, so technologically advanced, is "the most vulnerable nation on earth".

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Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

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