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Caryn James

The Bright Side of the Death on 'The Good Wife'

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  • March 24, 2014 1:47 AM
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If you're on-line reading this, I don't see how you could possibly have missed hearing about the surprise death on last night's The Good Wife, but just so we're clear: there are spoilers here. (Happy now?)

Poetry, Politics and Memory in "The Missing Picture"

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  • March 19, 2014 8:23 AM
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The opening images -- rusted film canisters, unspooled movie reels spilling across the floor like some beautiful, serpentine ruin of a sculpture -- signals that The Missing Picture is like no other film you've seen.

The Two Jakes (Or Are They?). Gyllenhaal in 'Enemy'

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  • March 13, 2014 8:33 AM
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If you saw someone who looked exactly like you, how freaked out would you actually be? Enough so that music recalling Hitchcock films plays in the background? Would you leap to some wildly sinister conclusion or would you take a minute, calm down, and do something commonsensical, like have a serious question and answer session with your mom?

Obama and Galifianakis' Meta Political Video

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  • March 11, 2014 11:42 AM
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It's hard to imagine that President Obama appearing on Zach Galifianakis' web series Between Two Ferns will really inspire young people to sign up for health insurance. What's easy to imagine is that the newly released Funny or Die video will be a huge hit and do a lot of good for the President's image in other ways.

Catherine Deneuve and Many More in Rich, New "Rendez-Vous with French Cinema"

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  • March 7, 2014 12:16 AM
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On My Way, starring Catherine Deneuve as a divorced woman who runs away from home, has a playful, charming surface and emotional depth that sneaks up on you – which makes it the ideal choice to open "Rendez-Vous with French Cinema," the Film Society of Lincoln Center and UniFrance's annual program of new works.

Watch Sylvain Chomet's Very French 'Simpsons' Couch Gag

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  • March 6, 2014 2:51 PM
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Just in time for this year's rich edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, Sylvain Chomet, director of The Triplets of Belleville and The Illusionist, created this delightful opening couch gag for Sunday's episode of The Simpsons.

The Improved Oscar Show with Ellen, Lupita, Jared & Adele Dazeem

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  • March 3, 2014 1:39 PM
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I did not have great hopes for the Oscar show going in -- I'm not even an Ellen fan -- but you cannot hate anything that has Brad Pitt passing around pizza and John Travolta creating an entirely new name for the person he was introducing (Adele Dazeem, a star is born).

'Non-Stop': Liam Neeson and Killers on a Plane (Review & '60 Mins.' Video)

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  • February 26, 2014 12:30 AM
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I will see Liam Neeson in anything, which doesn't mean I want to. So it was a relief to find that Non-Stop -- Taken meets Speed on a plane, with a dash of Agatha Christie -- was as breezily entertaining as a commercial action thriller is supposed to be.

'Late Night with Seth Meyers,' My New Favorite Show

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  • February 25, 2014 10:13 AM
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Late Night with Seth Meyers was the most self-assured late-night debut in memory, and Meyers is an ideal host, with a sharply satirical wit yet plenty of personal warmth.

Will Ronan Farrow's MSNBC Show Be Derailed by His "I Hate Woody" Fame?

  • By Caryn James
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  • February 24, 2014 3:29 PM
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Ronan Farrow began his new MSNBC show today by saying, "I grew up watching the greats of TV news," then delivered his wry list of "Murrow, Cronkite, Colbert." He wasn't really kidding, because Ronan Farrow Daily is all about trying to channel his generation. At a glance the show wasn't rocky; it was flat and safe, which might be worse.

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