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2016
Jun
26
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: The latest season premiere of Ray Donovan, directed by titular star Liev Schreiber, jumps forward six months, with Ray healed from his gunshot wound, and six months sober. But the calm doesn’t last for long, and the sobriety doesn’t, either. By the end of the hour, Ray is in deep again – and his dad, Mickey (Jon Voight), is in even deeper. For more on Ray Donovan, see Alex Strachan's TV That Matters.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
26
 
 
SEASON FINALE: The temporary solution to Pied Piper’s post-launch problems gets more complicated tonight – and a bit more out in the open.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
26
 
 
SEASON FINALE: Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) makes plans for the inauguration – but not, by any means, the plans she would have preferred.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
26
 
 
Last week, John Oliver devoted much of his show to Brexit, and explaining what it meant, how complex it was, and why he was so hoping that British voters would opt to stay within the European Union. By a close vote, they didn’t – and I can’t wait for Oliver’s take on what that will mean, not only to his country back home, but to the U.S., whose election campaign is awash with the same sort of isolationist fervor.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
25
 
 
Coming off some of the worst reviews of his career for Aloha, former rock journalist Cameron Crowe otherwise has been gradually reimmersing himself, at age 58, in what initially made him tick and throb...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
25
 
 
On a slow night, this 2013 American Masters biography is a fine choice. It’s a biography of Jimi Hendrix, relying on lots of footage from his early days – including the place where I first saw him, as opening act for the Monkees in 1967. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
25
 
 
This 1973 movie is one of my favorites. The use of the Scott Joplin music, the acting by Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Robert Shaw (next to Jaws, his best onscreen role), and the twists in the plot are equally entertaining, and amazing.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
25
 
 
Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 classic is another movie that rewards repeated viewings, so don’t feel guilty about watching it all over again. For one thing, decide where in the film the story actually begins, and take a crack about deciding what’s in the case. John Travolta stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
25
 
 
Brilliant 1980 movie by Stanley Kubrick, based on the Stephen King novel, this is one of the scariest films ever made. But also, in other parts, one of the slyest and most darkly comic. Jack Nicholson stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
24
 
 
Ray Donovan isn’t just any detective drama. Los Angeles may be the most filmed city on the planet, and yet Donovan’s deft use of shadows and light makes the familiar look like no place on Earth...