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Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound

Comic Books Unbound offers only cursory consideration of the media conglomeration that has made comic-film box office domination possible.

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Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

In Wanted and Desired, Roman Polanski's liability is framed by that of the police, the judge, and the press especially, the hysteria that twisted the case at every turn.

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5 Jun 2008 // 2:30 AM

Swingtown

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

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5 Jun 2008 // 2:25 AM

Fear Itself

The combination of arrogance and ignorance is a familiar one for victims in horror, and is revisited in the next two episodes of Fear Itself.

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3 Jun 2008 // 1:00 AM

Lost

While I still maintain that this season of Lost, commenced with a lurch, I'm pleased to report that it closed out plain better than ever.

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3 Jun 2008 // 12:55 AM

Independent Lens: Writ Writer

As recounted in Susanne Mason's fascinating documentary, Writ Writer, Fred Cruz's story is by turns tragic and inspiring, astonishing and all too typical.

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29 May 2008 // 11:55 PM

In Plain Sight

Once In Plain Sight refocuses its storytelling -- away from introducing basic and familiar elements -- it turns unique and engrossing.

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Independent Lens: New Year Baby

Traveling to Cambodia in her superb documentary, New Year Baby, Socheata Poeuv hopes to find faces to fill in the gaps in her family's story.

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26 May 2008 // 8:10 AM

The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain offers several physically fit and non-nerdy doctors, and conveniently deposits them as a group inside the Wildfire Lab.

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So You Think You Can Dance

So You Think You Can Dance understands that there are as many styles of dance as there are styles of music, and strives to educate its contestants, forcing them to reach beyond their comfort zones.

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23 May 2008 // 1:10 AM

Recount

Recount doesn't quite argue that the system remains infinitely gameable for those who know it, those in power who wish to remain in power.

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Independent Lens: A Dream in Doubt

A Dream in Doubt observes the struggle to understand American justice and oppression as the story becomes increasingly complicated.

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12 May 2008 // 10:00 PM

Frontline: Storm Over Everest

As Storm Over Everest shows, it's impossible to know any single story of the disaster in 1996, to know exactly how it was for the 15 climbers who perished or even for those who survived.

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11 May 2008 // 10:00 PM

Nova: A Walk to Beautiful

For all its attention to the good work done by doctors in Ethiopia, A Walk to Beautiful maintains focus on its women subjects.

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Independent Lens: Nā Kamalei: The Men of Hula

As Robert Cazimero notes more than once Nā Kamalei: The Men of Hula, his devotion to hula hasn't always been easy.

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29 Apr 2008 // 2:03 AM

Shark

Shark's return is boosted by the specter of Jimmy Woods and Michael Rooker locked in a stare-down, as they display their weird-and-creepy chops.

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American Experience: Roberto Clemente

Clemente was a brilliant ballplayer, but also conflicted and complicated, as demonstrated in Bernardo Ruiz's documentary, Roberto Clemente.

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American Experience: Walt Whitman

Like its subject, Mark Zwonitzer's Walt Whitman is grand and particular.

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14 Apr 2008 // 2:15 AM

King Corn

King Corn reveals that corn’s toxic effects extend beyond the cattle it fattens and helps to rush to market.

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Black in America - Eyewitness to Murder: The King Assassination

That "Eyewitness to Murder" doesn't reach a definitive conclusion speaks elliptically and effectively to the experience of being "black in America."

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