Author: Robert Lloyd

HBO drama 'Here and Now'

“Here and Now,” which premieres Sunday on HBO, is a new ten-episode series from Alan Ball, whose previous shows for the network were “Six Feet Under” and “True Blood” and whose “American Beauty” screenplay won him an Oscar before that. Once again, we are in a world of glamorous depression and soft-edged… Source: Entertainment

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'David Bowie: The Last Five Years' compellingly reflects on the final projects of the artist's life

“Doctor Who” may have got its global premieres synchronized, but it took a year for “David Bowie: The Last Five Years,” a film about Britain’s other great cultural spaceman, to make it to the United States. Francis Whately’s film, which premiered in the U.K. in January 2017, comes to HBO Monday… Source: Entertainment

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'The X-Files' is back, less as a revival and more on its own feet

Two years ago, “The X-Files,” which ran on television from 1993 to 2002 and jumped to the big screen in 1998 and 2008, returned from narrative limbo for a six-episode “special event” season. It left behind some memorable moments and the impression that of all the people who should be writing and… Source: Entertainment

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Netflix's 'Barbra: The Music… The Mem'ries… The Magic!' captures Streisand in top form

Barbra Streisand, who is simply colossal, has a concert special, “The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!,” premiering Wednesday on Netflix, which is endeavoring to become the home of all colossal things. It’s a title that seems a bit like the parody of a title, especially from a woman who managed… Source: Entertainment

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'Megyn Kelly Today' attempts to show a softer side to the former Fox News host

Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News host, made her second NBC debut (after the evaporated “Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly”) Monday morning as the host of “Megyn Kelly Today.” Her guests were the cast and creators of the revived “Will & Grace” and Sister Donna Liette, a septuagenarian nun working on… Source: Entertainment

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Pay attention to Ken Burns’ ‘The Vietnam War’ on PBS, there's much to learn

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, who a decade ago co-directed “The War,” about World War II, have now made “The Vietnam War.” Written — like that series and other Burns projects running back to “The Civil War” — by Geoffrey C. Ward, it begins Sunday on PBS, with 10 episodes running some 18 hours. The… […]

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'The Tick' lives again on Amazon in just the right clever and crazy mix

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who like their superheroes bleak and those who like them bright. (And, yes, there are people who don’t like superheroes at all, but I have factored them out of this equation.) You have your Revisionists and your Classicists, your Team Kevlar and… Source: Entertainment

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With a wink and a nod, 'Comrade Detective' is presented as a Romanian communist-era police show

The expanding enormousness of television and the pots of money being poured into it have created a new climate of possibility: The defining feature of the medium today is perhaps not its oft-stated epochal greatness but the room it has to just get weird. A recent case in point: “Comrade Detective,”… Source: Entertainment

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Think you know 'Get Shorty'? Well-made and beautifully played Epix series goes its own way with the story

There is a moment about halfway through the 10-episode run of “Get Shorty,” a new series premiering Sunday on Epix, when a guard wishes good morning to a “Mr. Palmer” as he drives through the gate of a Hollywood studio. It’s a quick, rare nod to the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel on which the television… […]

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'Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy' offers no digging or analysis, but is moving all the same

To mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, her sons, Princes William and Harry, have joined in a documentary remembrance, “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy.” Premiering Monday on HBO, it’s a big love note from family, friends and others who came close within the… Source: Entertainment

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