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Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery

Poignant and subtle, Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery shows how mourners come together even as they maintain specific relations with their relatives and friends.

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My Own Worst Enemy: Series Premiere

At first you might think My Own Worst Enemy will explore the dueling natures in every man's heart. But the conflict plays more like sibling rivalry.

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The Starter Wife: Season Premiere

We should feel better, Starter Wife implies, about our own small lives by knowing the privileged lead lives far more painful and scandalous than even TMZ could report.

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Life on Mars: Series Premiere

Harvey Keitel makes a great entrance in Life on Mars. You expect as much, of course, because he's Harvey Keitel. But it is truly great.

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9 Oct 2008 // 2:00 AM

Kath and Kim

Kath and Kim revolves around the banal suburban lives of the title characters, a clueless mother and daughter possessed of prodigious vanity and stupidity.

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9 Oct 2008 // 2:00 AM

Eleventh Hour

In Eleventh Hour, the FBI agents like to explain what they're doing and who they are -- repeatedly.

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8 Oct 2008 // 2:00 AM

POV: Up the Yangtze

Respectful and riveting, Up the Yangtze reveals the complex effects of loss and fear, as well as a kind of relentless hopefulness.

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6 Oct 2008 // 1:43 AM

How Ohio Pulled It Off

The style of argument in How Ohio Pulled It Off is methodical and dramatically shaped through a focus on then Secretary of State Ken Blackwell.

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The Ex List: Series Premiere

The supernatural premise underlying Bella’s quest may be fantastic, but the urgent desire to find a husband “before it’s too late” is unfortunately all too common.

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1 Oct 2008 // 12:00 AM

POV: In the Family

Joanna Rudnick's documentary about BRAC genetic testing charts the complicated process of making decisions in her documentary, in ways alternately informative, distressing, and galvanizing.

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30 Sep 2008 // 1:59 AM

POV: Critical Condition

Roger Weisberg's documentary provides a devastating critique of the U.S. health care system by following four subjects through their daily efforts to find relief, work, or counsel.

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29 Sep 2008 // 1:00 AM

Taxi to the Dark Side

According to Taxi to the Dark Side, Alex Gibney's Oscar-winning documentary, the torture of detainees has been ordained and conditioned by the Bush administration.

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29 Sep 2008 // 1:00 AM

Life

Charlie (Damian Lewis) teeters incessantly on the line between cocky and ridiculous, quirky and respectable -- as if he understands the differences.

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Family Guy: Season 7 Premiere

Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy features gross-out humor with a mean-spirited kick.

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26 Sep 2008 // 5:00 AM

Californication: Season Two Premiere

Consider David Duchovny's Hank Moody a hero for the noughties.

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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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The Simpsons: Season 20 Premiere

For its 20th season premiere, The Simpsons takes aim at all the big targets: bounty hunting, the IRA, and erotic baking.

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26 Sep 2008 // 5:00 AM

The Amazing Race: Season 13 Premiere

The first episode features profile-establishing soundbites, a lot of running and plenty of encouraging “Gos!” The best line, courtesy of Anita, is easily this: “Bees are much calmer than all this!”

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Criminal Minds: Season Four Premiere

The fourth season premiere of Criminal Minds revisits 9/11 anxieties, as Special Agent Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) stumbles dazedly around a street in lower Manhattan, having nearly been blown to smithereens by a car bomb.

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23 Sep 2008 // 11:55 PM

Gary Unmarried: Series Premiere

It doesn’t seem fair to review the retro sitcom Gary Unmarried: as a social statement, it was already cancelled a long time ago.

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