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    'True Detective' Season 2: Where Are We Now?

    With today's confirmation that Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Kelly Reilly will join previously announced cast members Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, the second season of HBO's hit crime drama is coming into focus. Here's a rundown of what we know, what's merely rumored, and what we want from t...

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    Screen Talk: Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, New Director/TV Paradigm, Festival Update, Emmys, Week's Picks

    On this week's Screen Talk podcast (available on iTunes), Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I remember Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams, look at the new director paradigm on television pioneered by Cary Fukunaga and Steven Soderbergh in "True Detective" and "The Knick," respectively, talk "Outlander" a...

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    Idris Elba Looks Menacing in First Image From West Africa-Set Conflict Drama 'Beasts of No Nation'

    Here’s your first look at Idris Elba in director Cary Fukunaga's Africa set drama 'Beasts of No Nation'

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    Watch: DVD Trailer For 'True Detective' Reminds You What All The Fuss Was About

    Time, as we all know by now, is a flat circle. And so, nearly three months on from the conclusion of "True Detective," we're starting to loop back around. Casting rumors are already gearing up for the second season of Nic Pizzolatto and HBO's wildly acclaimed crime show, and we should be hearing muc...

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    'True Detective' Helmer Cary Fukunaga To Write & Direct Alexandre Dumas Tale 'The Black Count'

    With the gruelling task of directing every episode of HBO's stellar "True Detective" now behind him, director Cary Fukunaga is jumping right back into features. Next month he kicks off production on the child soldier drama "Beasts Of No Nation" starring Idris Elba, and the filmmaker is already looki...

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    'True Detective' Director Cary Fukunaga Says Clues In The Show Were A Mix Of Intentional & Accidental

    If you think that we (and the rest of the internet) were gonna stop talking about “True Detective” just because the show is over then you're about as wrong as the people who thought it was Maggie's dad all along (seriously, how did that get traction?). While there's been plenty of talk around here a...

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    Exploring The Season Finale Of 'True Detective' & What We’d Like To See Carry Over To Season 2

    This morning, a dull, gray dawn broke on a dull, gray “True Detective”-less world. The show that has had us gripped for the last eight weeks (or the last weekend for compulsive binge watchers—hi there!) came to an end in either a blaze of HBOGO-crashing glory, or a fizzle of HBOGO-crashing disappoin...

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    Your Guide to Everything You Need to Know and Watch Before Tonight's 'True Detective' Finale

    At last, it is finally upon us. The eighth episode, and season finale, of HBO's morbid southern gothic "True Detective" airs tonight. Was all that internet head-scratching, endless theorizing and obsessive close-reading in vain? Who is The Yellow King? Do we even care anymore?

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    A Southerner's Defense of Bayou Gothic 'True Detective'

    Emily Nussbaum may be my favorite critic working today -- her New Yorker column is my North Star of trusted opinion in the televisual wilderness. But she gets "True Detective" wrong, wrong, wrong.

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