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say good-bye to PBS as we’ve known it

You may remember the time, many years ago, when you could sit down to an evening of Masterpiece Theater or Mystery! on PBS, and after a brief reminder that the forthcoming entertainment was brought to you by Mobil Oil, that was it: you were done being advertised at. No more…

Doctor Zhivago (review)

Boris Pasternak’s Nobel Prize-winning novel, the classic story of star-crossed lovers amidst a backdrop of the social upheaval of the Russian Revolution, gets a stunning new production via British television and PBS’s Masterpiece Theater. Adapted by Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice) and starring two appealing young rising stars, this is a grimly beautiful production electrifyingly … more…

Gosford Park (review)

Robert Altman’s latest saga is a sprawling yet intimate upstairs/downstairs murder mystery set at a shooting party at an English manor in 1932, a story much concerned with subtle class warfare and how very nasty very proper people can be. But don’t see it for that. See it for the catty gossip, the cheap rich … more…