Caryn James

FREE 'Ginger & Rosa' Screening and Conversation With Director Sally Potter

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  • March 4, 2013 9:46 AM
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I'm so happy to invite all of you to this: a free preview screening at 92nd St. Y of Ginger & Rosa, one of my favorite films this year, followed by a conversation with the amazing director Sally Potter.  (March 12th at 8:15 at 92Y.)

An Irresistible Mix: Smart Meets Soapy in 'The Hour'

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  • November 28, 2012 8:45 AM
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When smart meets soapy, the results can be delicious and addictive television – as long as the show proudly owns its soap opera qualities (that’s one of the secrets of Downton Abbey) and integrates them into the drama (the gap between soap and preaching is what dooms The Newsroom.) The Hour, beginning its second season on BBC America, gets that formula, and if anything tips toward the lurid with its new episodes.  

Watch Jimmy Kimmel in His PJ's Announce the Emmy Nominations

  • By Caryn James
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  • July 19, 2012 10:26 AM
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The best part of the Emmy nominations? Jimmy Kimmel appearing in his pj’s, speaking truth to power. “This could be just as good at noon, really,” he said at the insane hour of 5:40 AM Pacific time. Kimmel, who will host the awards show on Sept 23., stepped in to announce the nominations with Kerry Washington when Nick Offerman was delayed in the East because of yesterday’s monster storm. And he went straight to an even more cogent point in an interview with GMA after the nominations.

How 'Mad Men' Ended Its Season of Old-Fashioned Sexual Politics

  • By Caryn James
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  • June 11, 2012 1:15 AM
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Matthew Weiner loves to tease Mad Men viewers and keep them off guard, so of course the season finale refused to give us the expected, explosive plot turn. There were enough of those in the  past few weeks: Joan agreed (yes, agreed) to be pimped out to a client, Peggy quit, Lane killed himself. You want more? And throughout the season, Don gradually discovered he was not married to a doormat. Now that it’s over, we can see that this season – a season as good as this spectacular series has ever been – was mostly about what would come to be called, soon after the Mad Men years, sexual politics.

Jon Hamm, Paul McCartney Guest On Hilarious, Live 30 Rock (UPDATED WITH VIDEO)

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  • April 26, 2012 10:47 PM
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When recorded series go live, it’s usually hard to overcome the stuntiness of it all. (Alec Baldwin promised in a promo that the live 30 Rock would be “liver” than ever, so we all get to make up new words). But 30 Rock found a brilliant, hilarious meta-solution by making its live show about live TV.

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