DAVID BIANCULLI

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2017
Feb
21
 
 
SPECIAL: Filmed at the Beacon Theatre in New York, this new standup special gets the host of The Daily Show out from behind his desk, and pacing the stage like an uncaged animal, where he talks freely about various cultures, various politicians, and his own fascinating background.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
21
 
 
This new documentary includes an interview conducted with the performer, writer and activist shortly before her death in 2014. She’d already told her own story, quite compellingly, in her bestselling and influential autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – but this film, by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, uses archival photos and footage to bring Angelou’s story, especially her early years, to very vivid life. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
21
 
 
In this week’s new episode, Randall takes his sick father on a road trip to Memphis. As they drive towards the city limits, I wonder if the Mississippi Delta is shining like a national guitar. That was the opening line of Paul Simon’s “Graceland,” drawing upon his own road trip, with his son, to that same city of Memphis. They were following the river down the highway through the cradle of the Civil War...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
21
 
 
Last week, the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. completed their mission, rescued colleagues, and returned safely to headquarters. Well, that’s how it appeared – except it also appeared, based on recovered footage from security cameras, that many members of the team were replaced by lookalike humanoids. Tonight, it’s an exercise in pure, and purely understandable, paranoia. Are they real? Or are they Memorex?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
21
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: For the Season 2 premiere, Jason Jones and Natalie Zea, as frazzled parents Nate and Robin, take their family off their extended road trip, and head to New York City – where Robin’s past, from when she lived there, looms especially large. Two new episodes are shown back-to-back to launch the new season.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
21
 
 
Lena Dunham made news again this week and it wasn’t due to her frequent position as whipping post for the now-sacked Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos... Last Sunday’s episode of Dunham’s Girls gave fans a surprise knuckleball...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
20
 
 
There are secrets, and then there are lies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
20
 
 
Jimmy Smits doesn’t see his presidential candidate character on Fox’s 24: Legacy reflecting any real-life political figures. He seems a little relieved by that...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
20
 
 
This episode of Supergirl imports one of the most popular aliens in the DC Comics canon: the magical imp Mr. Mxyzptlk, a childlike, super-powerful being from another dimension, with the power to pretty much do anything he wants. (Think of him as a precursor of Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation.) Tonight he shows up on Supergirl, not to crush her – but with a crush on her. Which explains why Supergirl finds herself, suddenly, not in her red and blue uniform, but in white – as
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
20
 
 
Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker, two exceptionally celebrated and accomplished documentary filmmakers (their respective resumes include such influential classics as The War Room and Don’t Look Back), combined for this account of the legal fight to free chimpanzees from their cages – not by storming zoos or research facilities, but by going to court, and asking the U.S. justice system to consider “the personhood of non-human animals.” The attorneys make a compelling arg