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    How Larry Fessenden's Chiller-Produced Shocker 'Beneath' Wrestles With the Made-For-TV Formula

    Larry Fessenden is best known for directing a series of spooky, atmospheric horror movies with a lot on their minds. "No Telling" was an environmentalist missive in Frankenstein's monster clothing. His masterful "Habit" toyed with the vampirism-as-disease metaphor while also incorporating themes inv...

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    Review: 'Manhunt' A Decent Companion To 'Zero Dark Thirty,' But Doesn't Stand On Its Own

    For a classified mission, executed in secret, and monumentally changing the face of the war of terror, there is an awful lot of public knowledge about the the hunt for and killing of Osama Bin Laden. Books, magazine articles and more have proliferated at a steady pace, and then of course there's Kat...

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    'Game of Thrones' 3.5 - 'Kissed By Fire' Recap and Review

    Our heads are spinning this week, as we found ourselves empathizing with the Kingslayer, of all people, and, in a pummeling trial-by-combat sequence, rooting against Arya Stark.

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    'Mad Men' Uses the MLK Assassination to Look at How Its Characters React in the Face of a National Tragedy

    Indiewire's recap for "The Flood," the fifth episode of season six of "Mad Men."

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    Review & Recap: Magic Returns To Westeros In 'Game Of Thrones' Season 3 Episode 5 'Kissed By Fire'

    Greetings, Gameheads. Thanks for reading my little rant last week about media images of violence. It's just important to talk about, and I think one of the things that "Game of Thrones" does really well is offer up those topics for discussion. I mean, like BODIES, right? They are so weird and gross ...

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    Recap: 'Veep' Delivers A "Robust" New Episode

    If the first two episodes of the second season of "Veep" left us wanting for sharper humor, richer characterization and plots tackling some higher stakes, then tonight's effort is the one we've been waiting for. While the show has a tendency to get bogged down in subplots that often feel saggy, "Hos...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic' Never Gets a Grasp on Its Talented, Controversial Subject

    When Marina Zenovich made her 2008 doc "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired," she had an angle on her subject that gave the film a sense of urgency even though it was centered around events that took place 30 years before. It wasn't a simple profile of Polanski, it was a look at his sexual abuse scan...

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    On 'Mad Men,' You Can't Have It All, But You Can Still Wonder If Other People Do

    Check out our recap and review of "To Have and to Hold," the April 21, 2013 episode of "Mad Men."

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    The Woman Who Would be Queen: 'Game of Thrones' 3.4 Recap and Review

    Emilia Clarke is still on fire in Season Three of HBO's "Games of Thrones." We're feeling a little prescient this week after noting, last week, how commanding Clarke has been in the sequences set in the Slaver's Bay city of Astapor, where her character, Daenerys Targaryen, is negotiating with the vi...

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    Recap: 'Veep' Again Chooses Lower Stakes Humor Over Richer Comedic Potential

    Having barely survived the midterm elections in the season opener, Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has now finally been granted a greater say in the West Wing, starting with a chair on Foreign Policy. So, would we finally see Armando Iannucci try and tackle some bigger political th...

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