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In Its Second Week, TCM's 'The Story of FIlm' Reaches Silent Film's Glorious Peak

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 9, 2013 6:28 PM
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In the second week of its series built around Mark Cousins' 15-part documentary, Turner Classic Movies shows silent cinema at its peak.

TCM's 'Story of Film' Is the Most Thrilling Movie Event of the Season

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 2, 2013 3:01 PM
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  • 15 Comments
An annotated guide to the first week of Turner Classic Movies' massive 'The Story of Film,' inspired by Mark Cousins' 15-part documentary.

'Breaking Bad' Watch: In "Rabid Dog," Walt's Going Down, and Everyone's Coming With Him

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 2, 2013 12:41 AM
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Walter White is going down, and everyone else is coming with him.

'Breaking Bad' "Confessions": An Autopsy in 22 Screenshots

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 26, 2013 5:33 PM
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  • 4 Comments
A screenshot analysis of "Confessions" shows 'Breaking Bad's meticulous attention to visual detail.

'Breaking Bad' Watch: In "Confessions," Coming Clean and Getting Dirty

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 26, 2013 12:48 PM
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Walt comes clean, and things get dirty.

Criticwire Survey: Binge-Watching for the Summer Doldrums

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 26, 2013 11:19 AM
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Critics offer their suggestions for TV shows to mainline during the summer movie doldrums.

'Breaking Bad': Walt Buries His Loot, But Everything Else Comes to the Surface

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 19, 2013 2:08 AM
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Walt buries his loot, but everything else comes to the surface.

'Breaking Bad' Watch: In 'Blood Money,' Tempers Flare and Bills Come Due

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 11, 2013 9:43 PM
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Tempers flare and bills come due in the first of the show's final eight-episode run.

'The Newsroom' Goes to Africa, and A White Person Will Never Be the Same

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 5, 2013 2:15 PM
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The reason for Maggie's trauma is revealed, and the show forces us to breath a sigh of relief along with the upset.

On 'Breaking Bad' Panel, Bryan Cranston Says Playing Tortured Characters 'Should Be Difficult'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 2, 2013 11:24 AM
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In an onstage discussion, Bryan Cranston talked about Walter White's explosive depression, and Anna Gunn revealed how Skyler is more like her husband than many viewers might suspect.