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Can You Relate? An Interview with 'The Wife' Director, Björn Runge

Director Björn Runge finds it easy to relate to women in his filmmaking. He discusses his work on the film adaptation of Meg Wolitzer's The Wife with PopMatters' Paul Risker.

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Got a Bad Case of the Second Season Itch? The Cure: Kill All TV Shows Before they Make Season Three

TV is better than film. The best scripts, the best acting, and the best directing are deserting the multi-plexes for the freedom of the small screen. But all TV series should die by the end of their second season.

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Stunning aerial photography illustrates the astonishing variety of natural landscapes all over the planet.

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Back to Basics - The 30 Best TV Shows of 2008

The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.

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Damages: The Complete First Season

A superbly acted, complex serial story, this show is well-suited to the DVD medium as it can followed at your own pace without fear of missing some of the story.

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Damages

The new FX legal thriller offers images that stand out for their precise pacing, deep-saturated colors, and gorgeous design as much as for their storytelling.

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The Natural (1984)

What could have been a magnificent comment on this patriotic pastime unfortunately turns in to an emotionally manipulative barrage of iconic imagery.

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Serving in Silence: Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer (2006)

A well-meaning and well-done story of one woman's crusade against an unjust practice.

Matt Mazur
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The Shield

The betrayals work in all directions at once.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Shield: Season 4

Most of the brilliant fourth season is focused on the interplay of Vic with the two single-season 'heavyweights', Glenn Close as Captain Monica Rawling and Anthony Anderson as local kingpin Antwon Mitchell.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Heights (2004)

Isabel dances along the edges of her life, hoping to maintain enough speed so as not to have to look at it.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Shield

Vic is the man in every way: mean, impulsive, voluble, in love with his authority but resentful too, resisting his own responsibility.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Stepford Wives (2004)

Director Frank Oz asserts, 'There is no such a thing as Stepford. Stepford is in the mind.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Stepford Wives (2004)

Joanna's paucity of spirit is odiously illustrated during the first five minutes of The Stepford Wives.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Le Divorce (2003)

Like previous Merchant-Ivory productions, Le Divorce concerns culture clashes, disruptive expatriates, and squabbles over stuff.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Safety of Objects (2003)

For Esther (Glenn Close), Paul's coma makes him safe to love: he'll never leave her, never get in trouble worse than what he's in now.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Shield

The success of 'The Shield' has doubtless upped the ante in regard to what networks will allow -- and resort to -- in order to gain ratings.

Cary O'Dell
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The Shield

As played by new Emmy winner Michael Chiklis, Vic Mackey is casually racist and homicidal, by turns charismatic and appalling.

Cynthia Fuchs
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