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Pocket Theatre’s Postmodern Macbeth is a Puzzling Watch

Pocket Theatre’s Postmodern Macbeth is a Puzzling Watch

Ryan Williams November 20, 2017
Following in the footsteps of such greats as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Stony Brook Pocket Theatre has put on their own "Macbeth," this time with a postmodern twist.
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New on Netflix: Mindhunter

New on Netflix: Mindhunter

Ryan Williams October 22, 2017
The new Netflix series, “Mindhunter,” does uncover a few truffles here and there, but not without kicking up some dirt along the way.
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Steven Spielberg.  GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

HBO documentary “Spielberg” offers insight on iconic filmmaker

Ryan Williams October 1, 2017
Overall, “Spielberg” is a well-crafted and absorbing piece of cinematic nostalgia. The documentary airs Saturday, Oct. 7tat 8 p.m. on HBO.
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James Franco signing autographs after a talk at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Franco stars in the new HBO series The Deuce, a show about New York City in the 1970s. TARA GIANCASPRO/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

HBO’s “The Deuce” tackles 1970s New York with style and grit

Ryan Williams September 21, 2017
“The Deuce” follows the illegal sex trade and the rise of the porn industry through the eyes of a large ensemble, which includes mobsters, pimps, prostitutes, and the cops tasked with putting them away.
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Kurtwood Smith at a signing at Fox FanFare 2010. He plays Leslie Claret in the new Amazon TV show Patriot. CRISHNA SIMMONS/ FLICKR VIA CC BY NC 2.0

Next on Amazon Video: “Patriot”

Ryan Williams March 5, 2017
Amazon's latest offering, “Patriot,” may be too confusing and self-absorbed to continue its critical success, the series has enough charm to sustain its ten-episode run.
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Reese Witherspoon at the 83rd Academy Awards red carpet. She stars as ___ in the HBO show Big Little Lies. MINGLEMEDIATV/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

HBO Preview: ‘Big Little Lies’

Ryan Williams February 16, 2017
“Big Little Lies” finds deadly excitement in a place you might not expect: motherhood.
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Show Review: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Show Review: ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’

Ryan Williams February 12, 2017
The miniseries, which has garnered numerous awards and nominations, dramatizes the already dramatic and infamous O.J. Simpson murder case that riveted the nation in 1995.
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Jason Momoa speaking at Phoenix Comicon in May 2015. The Game of Thrones star plays--- on the netflix original series Frontier. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Next on Netflix: ‘Frontier’ is a flawed yet fun watch

Ryan Williams January 29, 2017
Following his dynamic performance on “Game of Thrones,” and before his stint in the upcoming “Justice League,” Jason Momoa is headlining the new Netflix series “Frontier.”
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The Young Pope is one of HBOs newest original series. It permiered Jan. 15. PHOTO CREDIT: CANAL PLUS/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 4.0

Show Review: ‘The Young Pope’

Ryan Williams January 22, 2017
“The Young Pope” has enough intrigue to become the newest and potentially weirdest entry into prestige television.
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Review: “Westworld” offers unsettling look at artificial intelligence

Review: “Westworld” offers unsettling look at artificial intelligence

Ryan Williams October 5, 2016
In the absence of intense dramas like “Game of Thrones” or “The Leftovers,” HBO returns to stake its claim in the genre with “Westworld.”
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Quarry is a step in the right direction for Cinemax

‘Quarry’ is a step in the right direction for Cinemax

Ryan Williams September 20, 2016
Cinemax's latest endeavor, “Quarry,” promises both intense drama and unnerving action. The eight-episode season premiered Sept. 9 and airs Fridays at 10 p.m.
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Four new shows for your fall semester

Four new shows for your fall semester

Ryan Williams August 30, 2016
Although fall means the end of summer vacation and the start of another semester, it brings a new set of shows to help you cope with the stress of school work.
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