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Caryn James

Review: 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'

  • By Caryn James
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  • April 28, 2014 11:45 AM
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Just because John Oliver was so brilliant sitting in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, that doesn't mean he should have cloned it for his HBO series, Last Week Tonight.

Critic's Choice: Three Lively Discoveries From The Tribeca Film Festival

  • By Caryn James
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  • April 22, 2014 8:59 AM
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Here are three lovely, beautifully-realized, low-key films worth catching at the Tribeca Film Festival. Two have well-known actors (though no superstars) and another none at all, but all three surprised me by making familiar ideas or approaches feel excitingly alive on screen

Old and New: Marco Bellocchio Series At Museum of Modern Art

  • By Caryn James
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  • April 16, 2014 11:06 AM
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A living Italian master, Marco Bellocchio creates work that lives most vividly at the place where family meets politics, where private emotions challenge institutions including -- and especially -- the church and the state.

'Mad Men' Preview: The Sense of an Ending

  • By Caryn James
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  • April 12, 2014 7:28 PM
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Given everything we know about Mad Men -- that its final season is about to start, that its main characters have been in a constant state of emotional torture lately -- it's no surprise that by the end of Sunday's new episode one character is in a puddle of tears on the floor.

To Die For: Swinton and Hiddleston in Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

  • By Caryn James
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  • April 10, 2014 10:12 PM
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Jim Jarmusch's droll attitude has only been enhanced in this wry yet emotional story of Adam and Eve, two perfectly cast vampires in everlasting love. Only Lovers Left Alive is a brilliant, magical combination: at once pure Jarmusch and entirely new.

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