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2016
Feb
24
 
 
It’s such a spectacular night for movies on TCM, even though they arrive rather late, they deserve – and are getting – individual mention. Watch them together, all at once, and you’ll be experiencing a beautiful, bountiful binge of four of the best movies of the 1960s and 1970s. Start with Robert Altman’s anti-war masterpiece from 1970, which spawned one of the most popular and durable sitcoms of all time. The original film starred Donald Sutherland as Hawkeye, Elli
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
24
 
 
This 1976 movie, written by Paddy Chayefsky and starring Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and William Holden, is an utterly brilliant satire of network TV in the mid-1970s. It’s also so prescient about what was to come, from a successful fourth network to corporate purchases of networks and the demand for news divisions to show profits. Oh, and reality TV, and so much more, including the great Ned Beatty speech that Bob Odenkirk recreated so hilariously on last year’s Better Call Saul opene
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
24
 
 
From 1967, here’s another Faye Dunaway movie – this one pairing her with Warren Beatty in a period gangster film that’s as stylish as it is cinematically groundbreaking. Gene Hackman is in here as brother Buck, and in a few years became a star in his own right in The French Connection.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
24
 
 
And from 1971, here’s another Warren Beatty movie – and another Robert Altman-directed film as well. Not until Deadwood showed up on HBO would a Western town look so gritty, so atmospheric, and so utterly real. And, in this case, so isolated by the depths of winter. The Mrs. Miller in the title, by the way, is played by Julie Christie.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
23
 
 
The three guests learning about blasts from their pasts tonight are Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem, and Sandra Cisneros – and Harris is in for a particularly unexpected jolt. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
23
 
 
Tonight’s episode is called “A Little Song and Dance,” and is built around a musical plot, and number, designed to corral and stop the dangerous Whitney Frost. Whether it works or not depends on the fancy footwork of Agent Carter and company – but the company, this time, includes guest star dancers recruited from another ABC series, Dancing with the Stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
23
 
 
Producer Marcela Gaviria, who did the penetrating and instructive The Drug Wars, is back chasing the path, popularity and problems associated with drugs – focusing, this time, on heroin, and its major emergence in places you might not suspect initially. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
23
 
 
When Dean (Rob Lowe) first descended upon his family’s law practice, he wanted to start at the top – even without taking the bar exam. In tonight’s episode, he goes the opposite route, and decides to start at the bottom – as a coffee-fetching, paper-shredding intern.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
23
 
 
Episode 4. Tonight’s episode is called “100% Not Guilty,” and it’s the one in which the prosecution holds a focus group, and is stunned to discover that the question of O.J. Simpson’s guilt or innocence divides cleanly along racial lines. Equally stunning, for its inspired casting: Friday Night Lights and Nashville star Connie Britton, making another appearance as opportunistic “character witness” Faye Resnick. Had there been a Real Housewives of Beverly
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
23
 
 
The Simpsons trundles along as history’s longest-running scripted series, 27 years... One of the reasons for the show’s success is that it stays up-to-the-minute...