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    LONGMIRE RECAP 4: DOG SOLDIER

    There’s an important development in this week’s "Longmire," though it’s not immediately apparent. For the first time, Walt Longmire hits the barriers of what the law can do, and he is willing to work outside the law for justice.

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    THE NEWSROOM RECAP 2: NEWSROOM 2.0

    For Aaron Sorkin’s characters, doing your job and falling in love are often inseparable processes.

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    FALLING SKIES RECAP 3: YOUNG BLOODS

    This week's Falling Skies gave us some very earned emotional release. Like almost every episode, the action sequences were kick-ass, but the heart of the episode this week was in its emotional moments. While some of the set-up leading into the key dramatic sequences was schmaltzy, and some ...

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    TRUE BLOOD RECAP 4: WE'LL MEET AGAIN

    Alan Ball’s a believer. Now on his last season as the major domo of "True Blood," he continues to see no reason at all why Big Themes and literary stuff can’t coexist with camp, bodice ripper romance, Hammer gore camp and a Ken-Russell-esque free-for-all approach to fantastic filmmaking.

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    'The Newsroom' Episode 2 Review and Recap: 'News Night 2.0,' One Strange Step for Womankind

    Best laid plans go awry as the newsroom staffers attempt an upgraded show, and as "The Newsroom" writer Aaron Sorkin gives us female characters with some serious mood swings.

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    Review: 'Granito: How To Nail A Dictator' A Remarkable Tale About The Quest For Justice

    We're living in something of a golden era of documentary filmmaking. Whether on the big screen, and more frequently on cable -- where a plethora of specialty channels offer a variety of outlets -- documentaries can more easily reach an audience than ever before. But are they making an impact? It see...

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    'Louie' and the Pursuit of Happiness in the New Season of Louis C.K.'s Series

    "Louie" continues to grow in strange and wonderful ways its third season (starting tonight, June 28th, on FX at 10:30pm) -- both the title character and the show itself. When it began in 2010, the series felt like a collection of strikingly realized scenes lifted right out of Louis C.K....

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    LONGMIRE RECAP 3: THE CANCER

    Longmire’s specific focus on its main character can yield some tense results, as last week’s episode demonstrated effectively. But this approach also leads to difficulties when the scope of the episode is wider.

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    'The Newsroom' Premiere Review and Recap: Less Talk as This Story Develops

    Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" might be a consistently good show if it cuts the blather and gets to the news.

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    THE NEWSROOM RECAP 1: WE JUST DECIDED TO

    HBO’s been trying to sell "The Newsroom" to audiences on the strength of its opening scene, when Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), a bland and personable cable news anchor trapped in his own private hell somewhere between a shout-y liberal and a conservative, snaps and delivers a rant about American great...

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