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2017
Jul
31
 
 
On this day in 1970, television viewers heard the famous signoff, "'Good night, Chet.' 'Good night, David. And good night, for NBC News,'" for the final time, when news anchor Chet Huntley said farewell to his long-time co-anchor David Brinkley...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
31
 
 
Like most big stories, the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s was also a tragically large number of small stories, and director Cecilia Aldarondo has found a compelling one in Memories of A Penitent Heart...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
31
 
 
When this special from the American Film Institute premiered, on TBS in June, I called it the most entertaining of all the AFI career salutes ever televised – and as a long-time, fervent, not-dead-yet movie fan, I’ve seen all 45 of them. What makes this one even more special of a special than the others? Watch and see. I tweeted then that TBS had to repeat it, it was so good. But I was wrong. TBS isn’t repeating it. Sister network TCM is, tonight – and if you missed it la
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
31
 
 
Warren Beatty’s 1981 drama about the Russian Revolution stars him as American activist John Reed, and Diane Keaton as Louise Bryant, with very strong acting support from Jack Nicholson and Edward Herrmann. Beatty also directs, and Reds has an additional bonus: inserted interviews with actual witnesses to and interpreters of the history, which adds a different level of drama. Literally.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
31
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This four-week summer series is the newest CBS newsmagazine, inspired by both its website news operation and by such “immersive” reportorial approaches as HBO’s younger-skewing Vice. Tonight’s opener promises stories on how some new jobs at American business plants actually are going to foreign workers specially imported for the occasion; on how ISIS recruits especially young people as followers and agents; and how Japan is making strides in creating even
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
31
 
 
This 1993 comedy is one of the more purely playful Woody Allen comedies of his later period, and reunites him with Diane Keaton, star of such early Allen classics as Annie Hall and Sleeper. Here, they team as a New York couple who think they may have witnessed a neighbor committing murderer – and comic echoes of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window are only the beginning, with this movie being more of a nod than a spoof. Co-stars include Anjelica Huston and Alan Alda. Set your recorders.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
31
 
 
Judging from early reviews in the UK, Top of the Lake: China Girl, New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion’s follow-up to her eerie, heartbreaking Top of the Lake, wrings an almost cinematic beauty out of Sydney, Australia’s seedy cityscape...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
31
 
 
Most fans likely knew Sam Shepard (1943-2017) for acting performances in The Right Stuff and Black Hawk Down... Probably less known though, is Shepard’s early career and legacy as a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
31
 
 
Beverly Hills, CA -- Incessant political reporter/commentator/moderator Robert Costa hit a hotel ballroom stage on another natural high late Monday morning...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
31
 
 
National Geographic’s Joel Sartore has photographed thousands of birds, animals, insect, fish, and other wildlife over the last quarter century. For a disturbing number of those species, Sartore’s photographs may soon be all we have left...