DAVID BIANCULLI

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Associate Editor

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2013
Apr
19
 
 
The grim news from Boston this week, as well as the defeat of the gun control measure in Washington, ought to give Bill Maher and his panelists plenty to discuss this week, and with plenty of passion.  Among the guests: One of Maher’s most outspoken regular guests, Salman Rushdie.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
19
 
 
Mary and Martha is a film with star power and staying power. It won’t surprise you with its outcome — but it may well have more of an impact than anticipated...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
18
 
 
Which Way is the Front Line from Here?: The Life and Times of Tim Hetherington illustrates the allure — and dangers — of war reporting...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
18
 
 
In 2010, co-directors Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington released Restrepo, an Oscar-nominated nonfiction film documenting their year embedded with a platoon in one of the most dangerous battle areas of Afghanistan. The following year, Hetherington was killed in battle in Libya – and tonight, his former war-correspondent colleague, Junger, presents this new HBO documentary, a profile and salute to his slain friend. For a full review, see Eric Gould’s Cold Light Reader.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
18
 
 
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical about romance in turn-of-the-century New England goes to the big screen, loaded with vibrant show-off colors, in this 1956 movie, starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones – and, yes, a massive carousel, with a lot of horses of different colors.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
18
 
 
SEASON FINALE: Here’s a prime-time, same-week repeat of Monday’s late-night Inside Comedy season finale – David Steinberg’s tasteful, memorable, thoroughly impressive visit with Robert Schimmel, the stand-up comedian who endured several personal tragedies and travails, only to die after a car accident six months after this interview was filmed. This season finale proves at least three things: Schimmel was a veteran talent who deserved larger exposure than he got, Inside C
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
18
 
 
If you remember the start of this series – when the gang of musical misfits stopped the show, and launched it at the same time, by singing Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin” – there’s a knowing echo in tonight’s show, when Rachel (Lea Michele) sings the song as part of her Broadway audition for Funny Girl. Her old buddies are there in spirit, if not on stage, for a number that refers to the pilot-episode climax that started it all.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
18
 
 
Patton Oswalt, last seen as a friend of Raylan’s on Justified who was beaten nearly to death, yet stoically refused to surrender information the bad guys were trying to force out of him, and whose personal reaction to the Boston Marathon bombings went viral this week, shows up in another guest-star role tonight. But this one’s a lot lighter, and a lot closer to his comedy roots: He plays a political rival of Amy Poehler’s Leslie, who tries to thwart a scheduled City Council vot
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
17
 
 
It’s Robert Redford on the phone for a five-minute one-on-one interview about Discovery Channel’s upcoming documentary All the President’s Men Revisited...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
17
 
 
Nature has scored some impressive wins this season, at least creatively, by going for the less cuddly creatures. Raccoons, for one – and tonight, doing a program on eels definitely counts as another.  Am I kidding? No, this recommendation is for eel. For a full review, see Eric Gould’s Cold Light Reader. Check local listings.