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Selflessness and Courage, Self-Awareness and Naiveté Combine in ‘Blood Brother’

Like so many white male heroic types before him, Rocky seeks experience in an exotic place where people are plagued by poverty and disease.

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What Happened to Tonya Harding? ‘30 for 30: The Price of Gold’

Shrewdly and consistently, The Price of Gold underscores the trouble posed by a culture still invested in impossible "feminine" ideals.

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‘Shameless’ Keeps Proving That We Love Our Dysfunctionals

The Showtime comedy continues to surprise during its third season, demonstrating why its British counterpart lasted as long as it did.

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‘Frontline: The Secret State of North Korea’: Information in Motion

As much good as James Bond might do in a long run, the short run for most North Koreans remains hard.

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Dave Chappelle: 21 December 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

Dave Chappelle jokes that Philly, as the birthplace of America, is "the perfect place to end my career".

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13 Jan 2014 // 11:51 AM

Still More Strangeness and Subtlety in FX’s ‘Archer’

Archer may be a simple man, but his is a life of many complications, and he is in turn a complication for most of those who know him.

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From Sci-Fi to Fantasy, ‘Frankenstein’ Highlights a Century of Classic to Cult Adaptations

Frankenstein: The Real Story separates Frankenfacts from fiction while exploring the 19th century influences on Mary Shelley’s writing.

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‘Dancing, a Man’s Game’ and ‘50s-era Masculinity

Masculinity, athleticism and grace take center stage in the newly released Omnibus special from 1958 featuring a young, fiery Gene Kelly.

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HBO’s ‘True Detective’ and the Gentle Apocalypse of the Louisiana Landscape

Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) encounter a rogues' gallery of supporting characters, including the bad men we need to keep other bad men from the door.

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Growing Up Is Getting Complicated, in a Good Way, in Season 3 of ‘Girls’

Girls is becoming more complex along with its characters, and as a result, the viewer feels a greater investment.

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Brothers Together Again in Fox’s ‘Enlisted’

The show's two central flaws work against each other, as interactions among the characters are consistently unfunny and unrealistic.

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Every Voice Matters: ‘Listening is an Act of Love’

Even though the audio is the real star, Listening is an Act of Love: A StoryCorps Special is a touching animated film that anyone who has ever heard a good story should witness.

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How Does a Trader Make 60 Percent in a Year? ‘Frontline: To Catch a Trader’

It appears that rules are rules and laws are laws… sometimes.

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‘Robin Redbreast’ and the Creeping Horrors of a Rural Idyll

Released for the first time on DVD, the BBC's 1970 drama is a disturbing film concerning the grim underbelly of sinister rural rituals, and those that adhere to them.

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‘Intelligence’ Begins with a Promising Conundrum

The smartest parts of Intelligence concern debates over Gabriel's malfunctions as a machine, even as they feel emotional bonds with him.

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‘The Curse of Oak Island’: Slow Going

The Curse of Oak Island, by title and general aesthetic, focuses on building up the strange aspects of island lore. But the first episodes don't offer much mystery.

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Scratch Beneath the Surface of ‘Dead of Night’, If You Dare

If you are patient you will be rewarded with intellectual stimulation, and a tone of general strangeness that will creep insidiously under your skin.

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America Needs Great Public Universities: ‘At Berkeley’

The idea of public education is at once gloriously and unbearably ambitious.

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‘Youngstown Boys’: Maurice Clarett Redux

All this is to say that even if Maurice Clarett had insight into the game of football, he might not have understood the larger game.

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‘The Fall’ Is an Audacious Police Procedural

Programs like BBC Two’s The Fall should be commended for doing everything “wrong” in terms of pleasing the demands of commercial television.

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