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Gone but not forgotten
Yes, True Blood has resumed, and Futurama and Weeds wait in the wings. But let's take a moment to hail The Tudors , which bows out this Sunday night at 9 after four seasons on Showtime.
Henry VIII and The Tudors bid adieu
| June 18, 2010
Photos: Lost Finale Party at the Brattle Theatre
This party had What It Takes
Fans bid Lost farewell at the Brattle | May 23, 2010
BRANDON CONSTANT AND DAVE BARKER
| May 28, 2010
The East Hampton Board of Health would doubtless approve Grey Gardens: The Musical , since it comes minus the crapping cats, feral raccoons, and piles of garbage that form the supporting cast and unsanitary milieu of the famed documentary on which it's
The Lyric's Grey Gardens; Trinity's Shapeshifter
| May 15, 2009
My two Dads
For those still jonesing for The Sopranos , Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale (at the Colonial Theatre through April 5) may provide a somewhat sanitized fix.
Chazz Palminteri recycles A Bronx Tale
| April 10, 2009
Jim Bob Duggar
A conservative Baptist, former Arkansas state legislator, and star of TLC mini-series stinkers such as “14 Kids and Pregnant Again” and “17 Kids and Counting,” Jim Bob Duggar is a cultural carpetbagger with little regard for his wife's vagina. His 20 puk
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
When last year the BBC interrupted its broadcast of Little Dorrit — which hinges on the downfall of a Bernie Madoff–like figure — for a tawdry true-crime documentary, thousands of viewers complained: don't leave us hanging!
Life and debt in Dickens's Little Dorrit
| March 24, 2009
Review: Sunshine Cleaning
What lifts this tasty little dramedy above Sundance mediocrity is a pathos that overcomes all the "quirky" dysfunctional contrivance.
Not “completely pie free,” but close
| March 18, 2009
Masterpieces and mysteries
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that there cannot be too many Jane Austen adaptations for film and television.
‘The Complete Jane Austen’ on WGBH, and making book on the Austen detectives
| January 14, 2008
The Austen adaptations
| January 09, 2008
War and Peace
So, no, Bondarchuk’s War and Peace is not really Tolstoy’s. Then again, short of a 20-hour TV mini-series with Russian actors, you won’t see better.
Seven hours is not enough
| December 18, 2007
Heart to heart
It’s a wonder, Gilmore Girls notwithstanding, that our species keeps producing mothers willing to produce daughters.
Trinity Rep’s hurtful, humorous Memory House
| November 27, 2007
And justice for one . . .
“I’m not a miracle worker, I’m a janitor.”
Clooney cleans up as Michael Clayton
| October 03, 2007
The British are coming! And they have American accents!
The networks put some English on the fall TV season
| September 12, 2007
As much as I adored The Sopranos , I have to wonder about the rush to anoint it the best television series ever.
Is Slings + Arrows better than The Sopranos?
| July 03, 2007
Closing on a classic
Why is it that as Tony Soprano sits on a deck chair overlooking a pristine upstate New York lake, the atmosphere is filled with dread?
The Sopranos plays its last hand; Entourage fires up a Yom Kippur war
| April 10, 2007
Behind the masks
“Dramedy” has been describing successful American plays more and more frequently in recent decades.
Trinity Rep's splendid A Delicate Balance
| February 27, 2007
Anyone who’s ever served on a jury can testify that courtrooms aren’t nearly as exciting as so many television dramas have made them seem.
Another day in court for Phoenix Wright
| January 30, 2007
No plain Jane
Every generation leaves its fingerprints on Jane Eyre .
PBS's hot Bronte
| January 17, 2007
Life after Cheers
I saw Twelve Angry Men , the black-and-white 1957 film, in high school in the 1990s.
George Wendt gets jury duty
| October 31, 2006
Orlando Bloom executive-produced this crime thriller set in the Grand Caymans back in 2004; it got a look at the Toronto Film Festival that year and has been sitting on the shelf ever since — with good reason. Watch the trailer for Haven (QuickTime
A lot of fuss without any payoff
| September 20, 2006
Entertaining with the Sopranos
Even if you’re one of the remaining eight people who don’t have HBO, you can still enjoy dinner at Bricco on September 18, when the restaurant welcomes The Sopranos Cookbook and Entertaining with the Sopranos author Michele Scicolone.
September 18, 2006
| September 13, 2006
Could a compromise have been reached, or would Manning's art have come down regardless?
| September 12, 2006
Providence has turned up on television as a cartoon ( The Family Guy ) and as a randomly selected backdrop for a sentimental, filmed-in-Toronto drama ( Providence ).
The Brotherhood brings cable crime to Providence
| July 05, 2006
This season — the third — has been penciled in as Deadwood ’s last, Milch moving on to other projects. Too bad — there’s still plenty of gas in the tank, or gold in the mine.
Blood and gold
| June 06, 2006
Besides its other contributions to pop culture, The Sopranos spawned a prime-time genre that might be called the “suburban-rebel soap.”
HBO’s lighthearted look at polygamy
| March 10, 2006
Family and fate
Series creator David Chase could easily have ended The Sopranos last year, in the fifth season.
The Sopranos finds the Tao
| March 10, 2006
God's law - side
| March 07, 2006
A practiced hand in frivolity, director Joe Roth here moves on to something more serious: distilling Richard Price’s 700-page crime drama into a two-hour seesaw.
When a missing white boy, an alleged black carjacker, and mounting racial tensions collide
| February 14, 2006
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