| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When it comes to gift books, I find myself drawn to some unorthodox choices this year. At the head of my list is Joe Sacco's "The Great War" (W.W. Norton, boxed, $35): a single panoramic drawing — 24 feet long, and accordion-folded in a slipcase...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
From the moment it premiered, Showtime's high-stakes, wildly ambitious spy thriller "Homeland" was not so much discussed as it was anointed. It was the first drama to both embody post-9/11 anxiety and serve as a master class in acting, a narrative high-...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:34 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing how the debut of "Sleepy Hollow" did.
The Skinny: I finally finished the season finale of "Newsroom" last night. That was some serious torture, particularly the last few minutes thanks to that butchering of Pete...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Three years after the end of "Lost," Damon Lindelof is heading back to TV with a new series titled "The Leftovers."
HBO announced Monday that it had ordered a 10-episode first season of the series, to be run by Lindelof, the co-creator and co-showrunner...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Fans of "Breaking Bad" have just two more episodes to learn the fate of Walter White and his crystal meth empire, but at Sunday night's Emmy Awards, the AMC drama looks poised to glide over all.
The nail-biting serial, about a milquetoast high-school...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Going into Sunday's Emmy telecast, all eyes are on "Breaking Bad." It's picked up a slew of acting awards during its five-season run and is this year's odds-on favorite for drama series; as the show moves toward its Sept. 29 finale, its ratings have...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:17 PM
The dead are suddenly everywhere. No doubt inspired by the huge ratings of "The Walking Dead," there are several new shows about what happens when the dead start returning. But viewers with queasy stomachs should rest easy knowing that the new shows...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Not since "Monday Night Football" aired on ABC has the network fielded a juggernaut hit that has consistently delivered an audience dominated by men.
Instead, ABC has been heavy on estrogen: rich soapy dramas that have attracted female viewers in...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:02 AM
With 2009′s “Star Trek,” filmmaker J.J. Abrams breathed new life into one of science fiction's most venerable franchises. His sleek […]...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
BEIJING — Eva Jin isn't the only female director making waves in China. This year alone, Zhao Wei's "So Young" made nearly $115 million and Xue Xiaolu's "Finding Mr. Right" took in $85 million.
Shaoyi Sun, a professor of film and TV at Shanghai...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Only God Forgives
Available on VOD beginning July 19
With all the talk about Nicolas Winding Refn possibly directing a James Bond movie, or a Wonder Woman film, or a "Logan's Run" remake, fans of the Danish filmmaker might have begun to worry that...