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Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2018
When filmmaker Marina Zenovich sought to make a documentary about Robin Williams, she found that she could do it largely in the late comedian's own voice.
"Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind," uses a wealth of archival footage to put viewers inside his thought process — mirroring a...
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018
When a figure is as fundamental to our history and national identity as Martin Luther King Jr., is there anything left to learn about him?
Actually, it may be precisely because King is such a towering figure in our collective memory that we tend to focus on a few big moments — Montgomery...
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018
You're on the couch. It's been a long day. The remote control is in your hand. What can you watch?
There's that new CNN documentary series on the pope. Or maybe you're more in the mood for some sinners in "Girls Incarcerated" on Netflix? There are cute critters on Hulu's "March of the...
Monday, Mar. 26, 2018
An accomplished narrative filmmaker—as evidenced by Maggie’s Plan, a Sony Pictures Classics release starring Greta Gerwig and Julianne Moore, Personal Velocity which won the Sundance Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and Independent Spirit’s coveted John Cassavetes Award, and her first...
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
The White House is hostile to the press, public figures misbehave and a vital Washington Post is at the center of the national conversation. Think any of those things are new?
HBO's film on the legendary Post editor Ben Bradlee proves otherwise. "The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of...
Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017
HBO's "The Deuce" Takes Us Back In Time To Times Square; NY Drama From Creators of "The Wire," "Treme"
You don't have to look far to find a New Yorker who beefs about what 42nd Street has become.
That stretch between Eighth Avenue and Broadway just off Times Square: It's now a frothy family friendly cauldron of theaters, eateries and other tourist draws that many natives denounce as "...
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
Piracy is a long-running and even routine issue for Hollywood, whether it's street vendors hawking bootleg DVDs on street corners or video uploaded to file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay. Now cybercriminals are also putting embarrassing chatter and other company secrets at risk.
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017
Among the 16 Emmy nominations earned by Big Little Lies (HBO) are Outstanding Limited Series, two for Lead Actress (Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon) as well as Supporting Actress (Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley), and one apiece for Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic...
Monday, Aug. 7, 2017
Hackers using the name "Mr. Smith" posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded that HBO pay a ransom of several million dollars to prevent further such releases.
The data dump included what appear to be scripts from five "Game of Thrones" episodes, including one...
Saturday, Jul. 22, 2017
The response to season one of Issa Rae's HBO series, "Insecure," was so strong, particularly on social media, that countless (and hilarious) memes were created about the star characters, and the show's male fans rallied behind the male lead after he had been cheated on.
It sparked the age...