Articles tagged jimmy smits

Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Fridays

If you want to know what's new on primetime TV this fall, stop right here.

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26 Sep 2008 // 5:00 AM

Dexter: Season Three Premiere

The moral muddling is never resolved in Dexter. The more Dexter (Michael C. Hall) insists on his rightness, the more limited his vision appears.

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American Experience: Roberto Clemente

Clemente was a brilliant ballplayer, but also conflicted and complicated, as demonstrated in Bernardo Ruiz's documentary, Roberto Clemente.

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11 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Part 5 - Beyond the Envelope

The format forced the issue among cult and commercial products. And TV on DVD highlighted the cream of the creative, forward thinking crop.

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28 Sep 2007 // 1:28 AM

The Jane Austen Book Club

The movie abandons any aspiration to Austen's wit or social critique, and lapses instead into total triteness.

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25 Sep 2007 // 2:00 AM

Cane

Cane's soap operatic set-up is both efficient and florid, laying out both familial continuity and class distinctions.

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Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.

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16 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

The West Wing

There are growing overlaps between politics, news, and entertainment. Hard news has taken a back seat to feature journalism and talk shows, real politics to realpolitik.

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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

For all its lavish effects, Sith's primary purpose is to showcase Anakin's dilemma.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The West Wing

As is often the case with presidential terms, the Bartlett administration ended with great pomp and little circumstance.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Price of Glory (2000)

Price of Glory opens with a boxing match in Phoenix, Arizona, 1977. While the mostly Mexican/Latino ringside crowd yells and hoots, a young man takes a terrible beating. His trainer urges him on, his face is bruised and panicked, and the scene lurches into that boxing film cliche, the eight-frames-per-second knock-out punch: his jaw contorts, his blood flies, and he hits the floor.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Bless the Child (2000)

Cody's special in a very particular way -- in a second-coming kind of way -- which, in movie-logic, makes her the prime target for a slew of Satan's minions.

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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

// Short Ends and Leader

"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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