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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Our Hopes Are 'Justified'

Season 5 of "Justified" returns to the series' most fruitful subject matter, backwoods crime rooted in clan loyalty.
  • By David Chute
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  • January 22, 2014 12:22 PM
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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Skip 'Helix,' Watch 'Sherlock,' 'Girls' Nudity Debate & More 'True Detective'

Cumberbitches protest lack of nudity on "Sherlock."
  • By David Chute
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  • January 14, 2014 5:44 PM
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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: 'True Detective' Partners McConaughey & Harrelson Pursue Another Serial Killer

“I get a bad taste in my mouth out here,” says Matthew McConaughey’s gaunt and haunted Rust Cohle, a detective as tightly wound as a cramped muscle who is hunting a ritualistic serial killer in rural Louisiana in the 1980s. “Aluminum, ash. Like you can smell the psychosphere.”
  • By David Chute
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  • January 12, 2014 12:59 PM
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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Putting 2013 Behind Us

"Orphan Black," Hannibal" and "Masters of Sex" were among our favorite TV shows of 2013. But we remain skeptical of the entire enterprise of compiling lists.
  • By David Chute
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  • December 31, 2013 8:02 PM
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Peter Capaldi: "His Name is the Doctor"

During a global simulcast on Christmas day, an understandably flustered-looking Peter Capaldi (potty-mouthed Malcolm Tucker from "The Thick of It") took over what can no longer be righteously referred to as the "title role" on the long-running BBC series "Doctor Who."
  • By David Chute
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  • December 26, 2013 1:57 PM
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WATCH: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake's Cheery Saturday Night Live

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake brought their dynamic duo schtick to SNL this week and did well by simply infusing some of old- school lifeblood into the show.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 22, 2013 12:37 PM
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Best of the Week: Top Ten Tom Hanks Performances, Talking Original Score Contenders, 'Wolf of Wall Street' and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • December 21, 2013 1:44 PM
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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Shocking 'Homeland' Season Three Finale Admits Failure (SPOILERS)

The shocking "Homeland" season three finale was an admission of failure. They couldn't make it work so they're tossing it out and starting over.
  • By David Chute
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  • December 16, 2013 4:11 PM
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WATCH: Highlights from a Very John Goodman Christmas SNL (VIDEO)

Not even John Goodman's jovial versatility and past hosting experience (this is his 13th time around) could revive this paltry set of sketches.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 15, 2013 12:04 PM
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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: LA Noir Crime Drama 'Mob City' Casts a Spell

Genre virtuoso Frank Darabont's "Mob City" is crime drama as a form of popular fantasy, a brooding cops and mobster saga built around a dark love story.
  • By David Chute
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  • December 10, 2013 4:24 PM
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