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  • Female Directors Dominate French Film Showcase

    French women filmmakers may be under-represented in the competition lineup of Cannes Film Festival, but they're surely gaining ground in recent years, accessing high-profile casts and delivering singular, often emotional films that spark international...
  • 'The Walking Dead's' 'Lost' Season

    Since the prison haven went kablooey - not to be confused with the overrun farm - "The Walking Dead" has entered what might be called its "Lost" season. In practical terms, that's meant shifting from everyone banded together in a communal (if usually...
  • 'The Wire' Actor Joins CBS' 'Odd Couple' Pilot

    Wendell Pierce has joined the cast of the CBS reboot of "The Odd Couple," a multi-camera comedy pilot that stars Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon as the titular pair. Pierce, who is known for his work as Det. 'Bunk' Moreland on "The Wire" and jazz...
  • CBS' 'Elementary' deduces the painful truth at the heart of sobriety

     CBS' 'Elementary' deduces the painful truth at the heart of sobriety
    Very few shows could pull off a homage to the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman without seeming exploitative, sensational or culturally carnivorous. Only one could do it in the middle of an episode dealing with a bunch of missing anthrax and Garret...
  • Two found dead in Southwest Baltimore

    Two found dead in Southwest Baltimore
    A woman sleeping next to her child in her Southwest Baltimore home awoke to the sound of three or four gunshots. Her husband told her to get down. After a few moments, they looked out the window to an empty street. No one was running. Nothing looked out...
  • Dead Meadow Talks Body-Pounding Volume As 'Purification'

     Dead Meadow Talks Body-Pounding Volume As 'Purification'
    Maybe it was fitting that things got all echoe-y and whooshy and hard to make out. I was interviewing the members of the band Dead Meadow, who were driving from Albuquerque to San Antonio, and they put me on speaker phone. That's when the sound went...
  • 'The Walking Dead' midseason premiere recap, 'After'

    'The Walking Dead' midseason premiere recap, 'After'
    Hey, "The Walking Dead" is back on AMC! It's been two months since we've been able to spend our Sunday nights watching men and women in tattered clothing brutally slaughtering rotting men and women in even more tattered clothing/skin, unless you...
  • Netflix, 'House of Cards' and the limits of binge-watching junk

    Netflix, 'House of Cards' and the limits of binge-watching junk
    The oddest thing about the hit Netflix political thriller "House of Cards" is that its popularity -- according to many media watchers and even to some extent Netflix itself -- seems inextricably tied up with the way it gets viewed, rather than whether it'...
  • Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll

    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll
    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela and maybe the next James Bond — the career of Idris Elba is on the rise. At 40, Elba is one of the most sought-after and respected actors on either side of the Atlantic. And this week, BBC America has four...
  • Portraying Nelson Mandela hits close to home for Idris Elba

    Portraying Nelson Mandela hits close to home for Idris Elba
    British actor Idris Elba is having what he describes as a "beautiful moment" in his career. His off-screen life, though, is another story. This summer, Elba starred in Guillermo del Toro's special-effects action thriller "Pacific Rim," in which he...
  • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. takes on a new role in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'

    Lawrence Gilliard Jr. takes on a new role in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'
    Lawrence Gilliard Jr. is going forward and moving back in big ways these days. Sunday night, the 42-year-old actor who played D'Angelo Barksdale in "The Wire" debuts as the newest member of AMC's "The Walking Dead," as TV's most popular series with...