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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: 'Archer' Returns, 'The Square' Hits Netflix and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Debuts His Reality Show

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV like "Downton Abbey," "Girls," "The Good Wife," "House of Lies," "Shameless" and "True Detective," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Dominates National Society Of Film Critics Awards

    Could "Inside Llewyn Davis" have a few more songs left in its awards season campaign? After a week that left its Oscar prospects in serious question, after being shut out by both the PGA and WGA nominations, the latest from the Coens has scored some big honors at the National Society Of Film Critics...

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    Exclusive: 'Independent Lens' Announces Its Winter/Spring 2014 Lineup, Including 'At Berkeley,' 'Muscle Shoals,' 'God Loves Uganda'

    PBS documentary series "Independent Lens" announced its Winter/Spring 2014 lineup today, presenting a varied selection of independent docs from both first-time filmmakers and familiar names like Frederick Wiseman and Bill Siegel.

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    The 15 Best Documentaries Of 2013

    To devotees of the medium like us, cinema has an unparalleled ability to give form and shape to previously unimagined worlds. But not all unimagined worlds are unreal, an infinite number, in fact, lurk all around us: the astounding personal history of a passerby; the human cost that the news headlin...

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    Review: Frederick Wiseman's Vitally Important Masterwork 'At Berkeley'

    Over the years, veteran documentarian Frederick Wiseman has covered what sometimes feels like almost kind of institution and every aspect of life in America (and occasionally, life abroad too). "Titicut Follies," "Juvenile Court," "Zoo," "Racetrack," "Central Park," "Public Housing," "Boxing Gym," a...

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    Review: Frederick Wiseman's Sprawling 'At Berkeley' Is Educational, But Whose Side Is He On?

    Frederick Wiseman has looked at institutions for decades – high school, the welfare department, public housing in New York, the US administration of the Panama Canal Zone. Now he's given us "At Berkeley," a look at the University of California at Berkeley.

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    Exclusive: Trailer For Frederick Wiseman's Epic, "Masterwork" Documentary 'At Berkeley'

    While the documentary genre has grown increasingly popular over the past few years, with filmmakers imbuing their projects with the energy and feel of feature films, veteran Frederick Wiseman has maintained the approach he established all the way back in the 1960s. Choosing to observe rather than in...

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    TIFF: My Own Private Toronto Film Festival

    Late as usual. People are attending MIPCOM in Cannes and in November AFM in Santa Monica, and I’m only now getting around to writing about my own private Toronto. I chose films I would not be able to see soon in a theater near me and I chose films because my schedule permitted me to see them. Occasi...

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    NYFF Review: At Berkeley

    At Berkeley is a 4 hour documentary, as you may guess, goes inside the classrooms, administrative faculty staff meetings, and on campus arts and entertainment performances demonstrating the inner workings of one of the nations top universities.

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