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Television
Women with Rare Intellectual Authority Form 'The Bletchley Circle'
The resourcefulness and fearlessness of these women is a highlight in a series so well-written and well-acted. [16.Apr.14]
It's Going to Be Hard for 'Fargo' to Seem Like Anything More than Coen Brothers Fan-Fiction
While the TV version goes down its own solitary snow-swept roads, its sprawling cast of characters featuring proxies for the film’s iconic figures. [15.Apr.14]
Cinephilia Culture and the Fear of Missing Out
There just isn't enough time in the human lifespan to see all the films one 'should'. So why not just declare the death of the cinephile? [10.Apr.14]
Why Do Feminists Love Don Draper?
By Laura Halferty
Don Draper’s insightful ad pitches are full of arrogance and sexism, but they’re also full of rhetoric, history, philosophy, psychology, and even pure, sexy poetry. [9.Apr.14]
Mike Judge Does a New Series About Nerds with 'Silicon Valley'
Silicon Valley is premised on a series of often funny clashes -- between cultures, generations, and expectations. [7.Apr.14]
Reviews
The resourcefulness and fearlessness of these women is a highlight in a series so well-written and well-acted. [15.Apr.14]
While the TV version goes down its own solitary snow-swept roads, its sprawling cast of characters featuring proxies for the film’s iconic figures. [15.Apr.14]
Silicon Valley is premised on a series of often funny clashes -- between cultures, generations, and expectations. [07.Apr.14]
By Gina Kim
Impressively detailed and masterfully assembled, Mr. Selfridge focuses on class relations that can be both supportive and dysfunctional, and affected by external forces. [31.Mar.14]
As much as this celebrates the music of the Hypnotic Brass Band, with long sequences devoted to their energetic performances, it also makes clear the hard work that goes into it. [26.Mar.14]
DVD Reviews
The resourcefulness and fearlessness of these women is a highlight in a series so well-written and well-acted. [15.Apr.14]
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton turn down the grotesque but amp up the insidious mixture of morbid comedy and genuine creepiness for this series of stand-alone tales. [25.Mar.14]
Features
By Laura Halferty
Don Draper’s insightful ad pitches are full of arrogance and sexism, but they’re also full of rhetoric, history, philosophy, psychology, and even pure, sexy poetry. [08.Apr.14]
Azazel Jacobs’ unique worldview -- a place populated with characters that seem too strange to be real, and too sympathetic to be completely invented -- proves to be the perfect fit for Doll & Em. [31.Mar.14]
Columns
Socially Mediated
There just isn't enough time in the human lifespan to see all the films one 'should'. So why not just declare the death of the cinephile? [09.Apr.14]
The Next Reel
Can a barely recognizable sequel save a franchise? Or is it doomed to mark its epitaph? [03.Apr.14]
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