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Sunday, June 29 2008

Crossing Jordan: Season 1

This star-vehicle about a dysfunctional forensic pathologist, alas, doesn’t burn too brightly.


Wednesday, September 26 2007

Bionic Woman

The new Bionic Woman is all about broken families and personal traumas. And oh yes, secret government plots, super-max prisons, and pheromones.


Wednesday, December 22 2004

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Demme's movie reasserts that the fabled U.S. political landscape isn't transparent or democratic, but instead, corrupted by the individuals who manage it.


Tuesday, August 3 2004

RoboCop Trilogy (1987/1990/1993)

Strikingly, RoboCop's political insights are as timely today as on its release in 1987.


Friday, July 30 2004

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

The Manchurian Candidate draws a line between the corporation and the government, sustaining a hope that the U.S. system might be salvaged by an honestly free election.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Crossing Jordan / Philly

Here are two shows that lift their premises, plotlines, and even their personality quirks from tv past and present, fritter away the skills of good actors, and lock skilled writers and producers into tired formulae.


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