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The Crimson Field may not completely enthrall but it is consistently interesting. For a show without grand ambition, you can say much worse.
07 Aug 2015
The third season of Sherlock becomes much more meta and challenges the very concept of who Sherlock Holmes is, and suggests change is indeed in the (east) wind.
11 Feb 2014
Downton Abbey might not necessarily represent a perfect world, but it does assert a knowable one, and this provides refuge from the uncertainties that plague us in our everyday lives.
27 Jan 2013
Consider The Dust Bowl's historic backdrop: an economic bubble, a financial crisis, a drought, a natural disaster, and the effects of human activity on the climate.
19 Nov 2012
A vivid adaptation of Drew Gilpin Faust’s acclaimed book This Republic of Suffering, this nearly two-hour documentary is among the best of its kind.
02 Oct 2012
This episode of PBS's Frontline series is fascinating, but maybe not as fully realized as it could have been.
25 Jun 2012
BBC's Sherlock has crossed the pond for the second time to find a lively, if not exactly raging, fanbase waiting. Why is it now that the idea of a reinventing Sherlock Holmes is suddenly so alluring?
20 May 2012
Ever wondered where other art house films go to premiere if not the big names like Cannes or Sundance or Toronto? Well, starting this year, PBS is hoping to be among those jumping off points.
02 Mar 2012
These Amazing Shadows is most compelling when it bathes in the nostalgic recollections of celebrated filmmakers.
15 Dec 2011
The famous detective now texts and surfs the net while Watson writes a blog. This is not your mother's Sherlock Holmes.
11 Oct 2010
In this collection of the latest Agatha Christie mysteries, everything is worth seeing, but the unorthodox adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express stands head and shoulders above the rest.
14 Sep 2010
As a fan of both Paul McCartney and the Beatles, I heard quite a bit about this special, and had low expectations. The event seemed focus too much on itself and its guests instead of the real reason they were there.
29 Jul 2010
In a disarming leitmotif for this series, characters are forever turning to one another following some revelation or disappointment and wondering, “But isn’t that what we were supposed to have been fighting to end?”
27 May 2010
In Stranded: I've Come From a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains, impressionistic reenactments don’t provide plot or solicit viewer sympathy so much as they evoke anxiety.
18 May 2009
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