| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:50 PM
"What Not To Wear" (TLC, Fridays). One of the greatest series on television begins its final season this week. I speak of course of the decade-old "What Not To Wear," based on an earlier British model, in which friendly yet acerbic, gentle but firm...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The marketing of AMC's new drama, "Low Winter Sun," revolves around a moody black-and-white photo of lead actor Mark Strong and the show's tagline: "Good Man. Cop. Killer."
Just another player in the crowded genre of "Gee, it's tough to be a straight...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Julia Louis-Dreyfus takes her phone out of her purse in the middle of lunch to show off a photo that's served as her screen saver for the last three years. It's a shot of the actress, her husband, Brad Hall, and their two sons just before they left...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Times television critics Mary McNamara and Robert Lloyd trade a few emails on the subject of "Breaking Bad."
Mary: I just read your "final thoughts piece" and fear we are the only two TV critics in America who didn't love "Breaking Bad" with an...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Past catches up with the present in "Big Words," pointing its characters toward an uncertain future. After having performed together as a hip-hop trio in the early '90s, James (Gbenga Akinnagbe) can't put it far enough behind him, while John (Dorian...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:05 PM
One of James Gandolfini's final films is coming to theaters in September.
"Enough Said," Nicole Holofcener's romantic dramedy that stars the late "Sopranos" actor as a romantic lead, will open in limited release on Sept. 20, studio Fox Searchlight said...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Veteran TV director Michael Pressman got a surprising response when he asked students in his film directing class to describe their dream jobs.
“Your job,” he said they told him recently. “We want to be the director in charge of a TV...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:40 PM
It's always a joke, tinted with slight worry, over whether the plethora of trophies will be allowed across the border for presentation at the finale of the Newport to Ensenada yacht race.
Awarded for numerous categories, the collection comprises wooden...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 11:00 PM
Warning — the following article contains major spoilers about the season finale to "Game of Thrones."
Wrapping up its fourth season, HBO's "Game of Thrones" has not just avoided toppling under the weight of its own story lines, it's become a...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Edie Falco has a cold. Actually, it's more like a sinus infection, one that's been plaguing her for weeks now, and so she enters the roof-top restaurant at the Peninsula hotel in Beverly Hills apologizing if the medication has made her a little dingy....