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Television
'30 for 30: Bad Boys' Wants to Crush 'em -- but Only Mentally
The Piston's Isiah Thomas exhorts haters to "erase the labels that you've given us and the names that you called us, all those people who said we were thugs and vicious." [17.Apr.14]
'30 for 30 Soccer Stories: Hillsborough'
Hillsborough recalls the horror of that day, the FA Cup Semi-Final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. [16.Apr.14]
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]
Reviews
The Piston's Isiah Thomas exhorts haters to "erase the labels that you've given us and the names that you called us, all those people who said we were thugs and vicious." [17.Apr.14]
Hillsborough recalls the horror of that day, the FA Cup Semi-Final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. [16.Apr.14]
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]
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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