Articles tagged molly parker

13 Jan 2009 // 8:59 PM

Swingtown: The First Season

The show devolves into a bunch of cheating and bed hopping more reminiscent of a daytime soap than a period drama.

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5 Jun 2008 // 3:30 AM

Swingtown

Two contrasting celebrations of Independence Day represent the two worlds of Swingtown, CBS' new primetime soap opera.

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Net-Works: The Best TV of 2006

You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.

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1 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Wicker Man (2006)

"Every time I turn my head," sputters Edward, "there's something that doesn't make any sense." Exactly.

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10 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Deadwood: The Complete Second Season

For those who have taken the time to appreciate its oily charms, the subtle shifts in dynamics between the show's unreliable heroes and villains, and its unparalleled ensemble of character actors, Deadwood is one of the most arresting and original series in TV history.

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22 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

Deadwood - The Complete Second Season

For those who have taken the time to appreciate its oily charms, the subtle shifts in dynamics between the show's unreliable heroes and villains, and its unparalleled ensemble of character actors, Deadwood is one of the most arresting and original series in TV history.

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21 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Deadwood

Deadwood is possibly the most coruscating indictment of American capitalism ever aired in primetime.

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12 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Deadwood

Wily and self-possessed, Sol Star is an unusual combination of a Lower East Side peddler and Gary Cooper in High Noon.

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6 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Max (2002)

Max is less concerned with making Hitler sympathetic, or even very specific, than it is in using him to illustrate a series of ideas.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Waking the Dead (2000)

Waking the Dead opens with a television image. In 1974, young Fielding Pierce (Billy Crudup) is watching the news, when he sees that his girlfriend Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) has been killed in a car bomb explosion (reportedly engineered by 'terrorists,' that all-purpose contemporary cultural monster).

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Waking the Dead (2000)

Though some viewers might not compare producer-director Keith Gordon to John Huston as adaptors of literature to film, Gordon makes films which are regularly praised for their 'faithful' transfer of literary texts.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Sunshine (1999)

The theme of assimilation as survival strategy has certainly been covered in movies before, from young Jew Salomon Perel joining the Nazi youth in Europa

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Five Senses (1999)

It's about the ways that your senses are deluded and depressed by daily emotional beat-downs, the kinds of events that are so routine, they hardly register, except by their long-term effects.

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The Center of the World (2001)

These lost souls meet when he visits the conspicuously named Pandora's Box, the club where she's employed, and he's so taken by her (lap dance) that he asks her to come to Vegas with him for three days: no strings and lots of money.

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