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Awards show with an agenda

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Television | Conventional wisdom has it that we’re in the midst of a new golden age of television, and that cable and network series are the “new movies.” If…

Rush

Rush

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Movies | Rush is an apt title for director Ron Howard’s latest film about a pair of race car drivers in the 1970s, as that is exactly what viewers will experience—a…

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

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Television | Arguably Hollywood’s most time-honored tactic for injecting a sense of the mystical and mysterious into a production is borrowing from the Bible. Sometimes…

Marvelous mystery

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Television | Sharp writing and superb acting may make Broadchurch the next big British TV import

Uncommon Jobs

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Movies | Biopic of Apple founder veers into corporate hagiography

Sanitized life

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Documentary | Public broadcasting’s look at Muhammad offers everything but a critical look at Islam’s founder

Elysium

Elysium

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Movies | The summer of 2013 hasn’t been good to Sony Pictures. The heavily-promoted Will and Jaden Smith vehicle, After Earth , went down in flames, and seeming…

The Conjuring

The Conjuring

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Movies | A few days before seeing The Conjuring , the R-rated horror movie that became a bona fide blockbuster in its opening weekend, I happened to read Acts 19. In that…

Everyday dystopia

Everyday dystopia

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Television | Under the Dome succeeds by tapping into the collective fear that society is crumbling

Horror with a heart

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Movies | World War Z is a surprisingly touching zombie movie

White House Down

White House Down

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Movies | It would be impossible to detail in this space all the ways Roland Emmerich’s latest action/adventure, White House Down , violates the bounds of good (or even…

Mothers know best

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Television | The Fosters presents an idealized, fantasy view of homosexual parenting

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