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    Might As Well Give Mo'Nique Her Emmy for HBO's 'Bessie' Now

    The Oscar winner's magnetic performance as Ma Rainey steals the show from Queen Latifah in HBO's stylishly directed, overstuffed biopic of blues legend Bessie Smith.

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    Carey Mulligan on the Lack of Good Roles for Women in Hollywood: 'It's Hugely Frustrating'

    The "Far From the Madding Crowd" star had to wait for over a year after "The Great Gatsby" to find a role worth her time.

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    How 'Wolf Hall' Captured the Dark Magic of Hilary Mantel's Award-Winning Novels

    The genius of "Wolf Hall," on the page and on screen, is not to revise the tale of Henry VIII's brutal determination to produce a male heir, but to render its familiar features in bold, fresh strokes, with the authoritative vigor of hammer hitting nail.

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    Why You Don't Need to Be a Sci-Fi Junkie to Become a Believer in 'The X-Files'

    The tension between evidence and explanation, skepticism and belief, convention and invention, is the galvanic force behind "The X-Files," which rivals "Twin Peaks" and "Homicide: Life on the Street" as the best drama of the 1990s.

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    On ABC's 'American Crime,' the Series to Launch a Thousand Think Pieces

    Despite its didacticism and self-satisfaction, ABC's latest drama emerges as a gratifyingly audacious examination of the social contract's bleeding edge.

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    ‘Broadchurch’ Returns, a Disappointing Shell of Its Former Self (Trailer)

    The sophomore season of the British crime drama shuns the unassuming precision of its debut for high dudgeon and overwrought dramatics.

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    'Empire' and the End of "Least Objectionable Television"

    "Least objectionable television' is dead," as ABC entertainment president David Lee said last month, and "Empire" is only the latest network series to dance on the grave.

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    Fox Searchlight Continues Sundance Acquisitions Spree with Period Tearjerker 'Brooklyn'

    Drawing comparisons to 2009 Sundance favorite and Oscar nominee "An Education," "Brooklyn" stars Saoirse Ronan as a young Irishwoman who emigrates to the titular New York borough.

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    Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires 'Grandma,' Starring the 'Irreplaceable' Lily Tomlin

    Forty years after "Nashville," the legendary comedienne's resurgence continues with Paul Weitz's well-received dramedy, which premieres at Sundance Friday.

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    For the Love of God (or Country), Start Watching 'The Americans'

    With its thrilling combination of patriotic commitment, marital strife, and parental love, FX's chronicle of the Cold War at home is one of the best shows on television.

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