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'The Trip to Bountiful' Is a Reminder of Why We Go to the Theater
This television version directed by Michael Wilson is lacking in the same of urgency that made the Broadway show such a sensation. [12.Sep.14]
'True Detective' and the Conventions of Morality
By Derek Lazarski
In the realm of moral ambiguity they occupy, Rust Cohle and Marty Hart become a microcosm of Lawrence Kohlberg's three stages of moral development. [10.Sep.14]
'Frontline: Ebola Outbreak and Hunting Boko Haram': Resistance and Devastation in West Africa
Images of devastation unite Ebola Outbreak and Hunting Boko Haram, two harrowing PBS documentaries. [9.Sep.14]
'Rosemary's Baby' Needs a Little Humor
This adaptation of Rosemary's Baby misses out on a lot of the charms of Roman Polanski's original. [4.Sep.14]
'The Normal Heart' Is Full of Passion, but Not Enough Rage
Larry Kramer’s blistering cri de coeur about the early days of the AIDS plague gets a solidly respectful but flawed treatment from Ryan Murphy [3.Sep.14]
Reviews
This television version directed by Michael Wilson is lacking in the same of urgency that made the Broadway show such a sensation. [12.Sep.14]
Images of devastation unite Ebola Outbreak and Hunting Boko Haram, two harrowing PBS documentaries. [09.Sep.14]
This adaptation of Rosemary's Baby misses out on a lot of the charms of Roman Polanski's original. [03.Sep.14]
Larry Kramer’s blistering cri de coeur about the early days of the AIDS plague gets a solidly respectful but flawed treatment from Ryan Murphy [02.Sep.14]
DVD Reviews
This television version directed by Michael Wilson is lacking in the same of urgency that made the Broadway show such a sensation. [12.Sep.14]
This adaptation of Rosemary's Baby misses out on a lot of the charms of Roman Polanski's original. [03.Sep.14]
Mixed Media
News
By Mary McNamara
LOS ANGELES — In the spirit of Monday’s Emmy telecast let’s give it up for Seth Meyers. Hosting any awards show is… [26.Aug.14]
Features
By Derek Lazarski
In the realm of moral ambiguity they occupy, Rust Cohle and Marty Hart become a microcosm of Lawrence Kohlberg's three stages of moral development. [09.Sep.14]
By Katherine Murray
Game of Thrones trades in everything good and bad about nations and realms for everything good and bad about pure individualism. [01.Sep.14]
Columns
In Defense Of…
Women are the alpha-characters in Halt and Catch Fire. There may be no better dynamic duo of smart leading females on TV today than Donna and Cameron. [19.Aug.14]
From The Blogs
Tired of the Kardashians and their kind? Sorry, but they are keeping an industry alive. [25.Aug.14]
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