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7 Sep 2008 // 12:00 AM

True Blood

The goofy vampire romance in True Blood is granted another perspective by Tara (Rutina Wesley), who at least seems aware of life outside of Bon Temps, Louisiana.

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4 Sep 2008 // 2:00 AM

90210: Series Premiere

This year's 90210 reboot comes with a Frankenstein-esque patchwork of a pedigree.

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3 Sep 2008 // 1:00 AM

Bones

In Bones' fourth season premiere, Booth's unilateralism looks rather Jurassic even as it is all too familiar.

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1 Sep 2008 // 11:00 PM

Gossip Girl

If Josh Schwartz isn't careful, Gossip Girl could follow The OC's arc: a first-year sizzling phenom that quickly flames out.

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1 Sep 2008 // 9:35 AM

Raising the Bar

In Raising the Bar, Gloria Reuben's savvy public defender spends too much time instructing eager white boys.

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1 Sep 2008 // 9:30 AM

Prison Break

Prison Break has never lacked for the burly grrr factor.

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Documenting the Face of America: Roy Stryker and the FSA/OWI Photographers

Jeanine Isabel Butler's film addresses an impressive range of issues -- focused through representation and responsibility -- germane for us today.

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25 Aug 2008 // 2:14 AM

The Black List, Vol. 1

As Lou Gossett Jr. recalls his childhood and early career in Greenwich Village for The Black List, Vol. 1, he sits in a depthless space, a gray screen behind him.

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POV: The Judge and the General

The Judge and the General gives Guzmán the opportunity to reflect on his part in the process of Pinochet's regime and to define the perpetrators.

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19 Aug 2008 // 3:40 AM

Wide Angle: Iraqi Exodus

In Iraqi Exodus, Aaron Brown is much like you remember him -- wry, insightful, and slightly sad -- as well as on top of a story that has not yet piqued the interest of the mainstream press.

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Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House

As Thank You Mr. President shows, Helen Thomas has covered nine presidents and made it her business to question every one of them, often irreverently.

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12 Aug 2008 // 3:00 AM

POV: Belarusian Waltz

If Belarusian Waltz seems unsubtle, it also offers some surprises, most involving the women in Alexander Pushkin's life.

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12 Aug 2008 // 2:55 AM

Wide Angle: China Prep

The high school seniors at the center of China Prep are almost painfully dutiful and selfless.

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We Are Together: The Children of Agape Choir

Cutting repeatedly between the Moya home and the choir, We Are Together never quite lets viewers feel settled.

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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries reinforces author Elizabeth George's idealistic vision of the British upper classes as the last bastions of decency against an encroaching barbaric proletariat.

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Larry Flynt: The Right to be Left Alone

Larry Flynt means to offend. He also means to gain attention, make money, and, in his way, tell truth.

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POV: Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music

With his life and career in one of their several turnarounds, Cash is here an ideal documentary subject, self-aware, passionate, and glad to take the crew along on a tour of places and people that matter to him,

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Wide Angle: 18 With a Bullet

Again and again, 18 With a Bullet reinforces this idea, that the rules are all important.

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4 Aug 2008 // 4:11 AM

Baghdad High

If Baghdad High's verité is not exactly hands-off, it is respectful of the kids' own concerns.

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4 Aug 2008 // 4:00 AM

Eureka

Eureka presents a different world, one that creates the technology that allows most other sci-fi worlds to exist.

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