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A Tribute to Robert Altman, in Poster Form

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 18, 2014 3:26 PM
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A new set of posters for nearly all of Altman's films helps see them with fresh eyes.

Can "Orphan Black's" Second Season Clone the First's Success?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 18, 2014 2:52 PM
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Can the clone-crazy series sustain its momentum now that it's no longer a surprise?

Every Actor Wants Brad Pitt's Body

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 18, 2014 2:00 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Is the vogue for cut, fat-free bodies evening the ground between actors and actresses?

The "Scandal" Finale: Depraved Characters or a Depraved Series?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 18, 2014 11:21 AM
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Enough with the OMGs. Time to confront the blithe amorality of one of TV's most popular shows.

Mainframes and Hallways: The Endless Corridors of "Transcendence"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 17, 2014 4:13 PM
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With an artificially intelligent Johnny Depp, Transcendence" seems like a simplistic Luddite fable. But its images say something more complex, and more interesting.

James Franco, Level-Headed Receiver of Criticism

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 17, 2014 1:20 PM
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  • 6 Comments
When people tell filmmakers not to contact critics, calling one "a little bitch" is probably what they have in mind.

Stop Trying to Solve "Mad Men." Just Stop.

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 17, 2014 12:10 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Is Don Draper DB Cooper? Will Megan be murdered by the Manson Family? No, and quit asking.

11 Lessons From Time Out's Top 100 Animated Movies of All Time

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 16, 2014 12:47 PM
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Wes Anderson's favorite anime, H.R. Giger's soft side, and other thing we learned from Time Out's list of animation's greatest.

Don Draper Comes Face to Face With Himself in a Breakdown of "Mad Men's" "Time Zones"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 16, 2014 9:32 AM
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  • 17 Comments
Zeroing in on the musical montages in "Mad Men's" premiere provides clues about where the show's final season is headed.

With Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, FX's "Fargo" Makes a Surprisingly Smooth Transition to the Small Screen

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 15, 2014 2:07 PM
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For what seemed like a terrible idea, the review of "Fargo's" TV series are almost uniformly positive.

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