DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

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MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

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On this day in 1983, ABC presented The Day After, a miniseries depicting the aftermath of a fictional nuclear war...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Reboot mania has slowed its frenetic pace this season, although not to a crawl just yet...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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SERIES RETURN: The original Mad about You, starring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as the married Buchmans, premiered way, way back in 1992, and won Hunt a passel of Best Comedy Actress Emmys. The series ended in 1999, with a finale episode that took their newborn baby, Mabel, and flash-forwarded 22 years into the future, where a now-grown Mabel, played by Janeane Garofalo, had become a young filmmaker. Now, do a flash-forward in the real world 20 years after that finale. The series M
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Last night, after the first day of a jam-packed “double feature” of House Impeachment hearings, with witnesses testifying in both morning and afternoon sessions, both of them quite lengthy, Rachel Maddow remarked on her prime-time MSNBC show that it was, as she put it, too much. Well, today, there’s another double header – followed, on Maddow’s home network, by the latest evening debate among Democratic presidential nominees. I’m with Rachel: “No mas! No
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Three wonderful movies, all from 1971, are shown as a terrific tripleheader on TCM. I saw all three of these films on their respective opening days, and have seen each movie many, many times since. At 8 p.m. ET, the action begins with Robert Altman’s McCabe and Mrs. Miller, starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie in a very unorthodox Western. Then, at 10:15 p.m. ET, it’s Alan J. Pakula’s Klute, starring Jane Fonda in her Oscar-winning role as a hardened ca
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Because 10 hours of live political coverage in one day just isn’t enough…
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Week 2 of this real-life political miniseries drama continues today, with two different “episodes” presented at different times of the day. In the morning, at 9 a.m. ET, two witnesses are called to testify before the committee. One is Jennifer Williams, a foreign service aide from Vice President Mike Pence’s office whose deposed testimony appeared to contradict Pence’s statements of being unaware and uninformed of the alleged U.S. pressure on the new Ukraine leader to gen
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Don’t expect tonight’s episode to be full of happy happy joy joy. Its title comes from one of Leonard Cohen’s saddest songs: “So Long Marianne.”
 
 
 
  
 
 
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I don’t know if you can get MOVIES! on your cable system, because I don’t know what your cable system is, or even if you have cable. But if you have MOVIES!, and can find it, watch it tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET. That’s when this little-known movie channel presents one of my favorite comedy films: 1944’s Arsenic and Old Lace, a sassy-smart film version of the classic stage comedy. Cary Grant, in one of his most broadly comic roles, plays a drama critic whose elderl
 
 
 
  
 
 
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Our latest Guest Contributor is Andreas Halskov, an external lecturer in Film and TV Studies and a curator of screenings of historical films at the two biggest arthouse theaters in Denmark. In addition, he has written numerous books on film and TV...