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'I Am Cait' engenders genuine illumination and thought

In one of my more twisted yet comforting interpretations of the universe, President Nixon flagrantly violated our Constitution so Gerald Ford could become president, bringing with him his amazing wife, Betty, who, by going public with her breast cancer and alcoholism, helped save millions of lives...

  • Humanity hangs in the balance in the sinister 'The Whispers'

    Humanity hangs in the balance in the sinister 'The Whispers'

    High-strung parental anxiety is not limited to obsessing over organic baby food or pushing teens to pick up that fourth AP class. Kids are scary, as writers including Henry James ("The Turn of the Screw"), Ray Bradbury ("The Small Assassin") and Stephen King ("Children of the Corn") like to remind...

  • 'UnREAL' is a splendidly realized drama about reality TV

    'UnREAL' is a splendidly realized drama about reality TV

    Let me say that with my time on Earth being limited, I have not spent a lot of time watching reality shows in which a man and many women or a woman and many men gather in a big house to find what everyone agrees to pretend is True Love.

  • David Oyelowo mesmerizes in 'Nightingale' on HBO, but that only goes so far

    David Oyelowo mesmerizes in 'Nightingale' on HBO, but that only goes so far

    David Oyelowo's performance in "Nightingale" is the reason the film is debuting on HBO on Friday night, or, indeed, at all. Premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival, this intentionally claustrophobic look at one man's surrender to insanity made its way to Brad Pitt's production company, Plan...

  • There's no growing old in the YA thriller 'Between'

    There's no growing old in the YA thriller 'Between'

    It's odd that Netflix should choose the Canadian YA thriller "Between" as its first episodic series. The television-viewing public, already groaning beneath the weight of its DVR queues, may, indeed, be questioning the Netflix full-season dump.

  • 'Aquarius' reveals flip side of Summer of Love

    'Aquarius' reveals flip side of Summer of Love

    Here come the 1960s again. Yes, you're tired of hearing about them, just like I'm tired of hearing about the 1820s. Now that "Mad Men" has ended, having tired of the '60s itself, you might have thought you were getting a break from them. You might have thought wrong.

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