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Lucy and Desi

With Aaron Sorkin’s drama exploring one challenging week in the lives of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Being the Ricardos and the Amy Poehler directed documentary, Lucy and Desi (both currently streaming on Amazon Prime), the breakthrough […]

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Hamilton

“A Bastard Immigrant, son of a whore” — this is the unflattering but accurate  description of one of this country’s most brilliant founders, Alexander Hamilton, who became the nation’s first […]

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We Need To Talk About Cosby

We Need to Talk About Cosby is a four-part docuseries directed by W. Kamau Bell (who also proves to be a probing and effective interviewer); it’s currently streaming on Showtime. Early […]

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Reframed: Marilyn Monroe

It’s too easy to characterize women performers as sex objects rather than talented, charismatic people. Handsome men — such as Clark Gable, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Tom Selleck, Brad Pitt, etc. — […]