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The 100 Essential Directors Part 10: Josef Von Sternberg to Zhang Yimou

The final day of directors is here, Josef Von Sternberg through Zhang Yimou. German Expressionism, Dogme 95, contemporary views of Asian life, post-WWII malaise in Eastern Europe, and the alternately heartwarming and queer takes on everyday life in Baltimore all hold a space on today's list. Did we forget your favorite director on this list?

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Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Tuesdays

Part two of a primetime look at what the major networks will be offering us, with predictions on what will stick and what will flop.

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Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Mondays

Part one of a primetime look at what the major networks will be offering us, with predictions on what will stick and what will flop.

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Recent Retro, Or What Will We Be Nostalgic About in the Future?

A look back at a 1990’s childhood, with “where is it now?” updates!

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Ford & Lopatin: Channel Pressure

A work of heroic heritage -- reorganizing an era that is too often dismissed as sterile.

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Colin Hay: The PopMatters Video Interview

The former Men at Work frontman sits down with PopMatters to talk about the passing of his father, adding humor to dramatic songs, and how he wish he got rid of that fluteline all those years ago ...

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Glamour, Money and Historical Accuracy in ‘The Playboy Club’

A potential exploration into the drama behind the glamour, The Playboy Club cast Amber Heard as the new Bunny in town, Naturi Naughton, who wants to be the first black Playboy centerfold, and Laura Benanti as their Bunny Mother.

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How Much Does an Accurate Location Matter When Watching TV?

Unlike other formats, the sitcom allows us to suspend disbelief because we know this is a set, we know there’s a reason we’ve never actually seen a New York street in Friends, or the fourth wall of an apartment in any show. And we’re okay with that.

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21 Apr 2011 // 5:04 AM

The Year In TV: November 2010

Continuing our look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in November 2010.

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14 Apr 2011 // 4:48 AM

‘The Paul Reiser Show,’ premiering Thursday on NBC

LOS ANGELES — In the first episode of “The Paul Reiser Show,” which premieres Thursday night on NBC, Reiser’s fictionalized version of himself, still lost

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‘Dollhouse’, Fox Television, and Cultural Fragmentation

In an age of a deeply fragmented television audience, did Fox Television make a mistake in trying to market Joss Whedon's Dollhouse to a general audience instead of the niche audience that represents Whedon's fanbase?

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28 Feb 2011 // 5:15 AM

The Year in TV: August 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in August 2010.

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25 Feb 2011 // 5:15 AM

The Year in TV: July 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in July 2010.

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‘Perfect Couples’ Tries to Be ‘Friends’ for the Modern Audience

Perfect Couples, with its sort-of recognizable cast, sets up the conceit that all couples are weird, no matter how you look at them, and no matter how normal they think they are.

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Super Bowl 2011’s Best Commercials

The Super Bowl isn’t just the biggest night of the year for football fans, it’s also TV advertising’s main event.

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‘Doctor Who: The Movie’ Gives Viewers the All-American TARDIS

If you've ever wondered what an American version of Doctor Who would look like, well, here it is.

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The world needs more Orson Welles, and we just might get it. Though quite the Renaissance man, Welles’s directorial efforts always seemed to be

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28 Jan 2011 // 8:30 AM

The Year In TV: May 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in May 2010.

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18 Jan 2011 // 6:30 AM

The Year in TV: April 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in April 2010.

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6 Jan 2011 // 5:10 AM

The Year in TV: March 2010

Continuing our look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in March 2010.

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TIFF 2017: 'The Shape of Water'

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"The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.

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