| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:30 PM
It seems odd that in the same year that Netflix broke through as the first Internet streaming service to earn Emmy nominations in major categories, FX's "Louie" is the first basic cable series to score a nomination for best comedy.
Cable is no stranger...
| 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...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:30 AM
There's a growing consensus among filmmakers that television, not film, offers the more hospitable climate for innovative work. While this might be true, here's the anomaly: The very innovators who brought about this change still go back to movies to...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
James Gandolfini's new film, Fox Searchlight's "Enough Said," premiered at New York's Paris Theatre on Sept. 16, and his co-stars and friends paid tribute to the late "Sopranos" star.
After director Nicole Holofcener introduced her cast on-stage, her...
| 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 23, 2013
| 9:26 AM
It’s axiomatic in 2013 that there are enough blurred lines between film and TV to make Robin Thicke blush. And indeed, watching the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, it was hard not to be struck by the cinematic background of some of the winners. A...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Sunday night confirms the view of "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan that we are in a golden age of TV drama.
"Homeland" and "The Good Wife" return. "Masters of Sex," the strongest new series this fall, arrives on Showtime. And "Breaking Bad"...
| 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...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:33 PM
"The Sopranos" creator David Chase has released a moving statement on the loss of the show's iconic star James Gandolfini....
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On Demand DVD New Releases April 29-May 5: Act Naturally When two estranged step-sisters learn of their father's untimely death on a business trip, they must travel cross-country to claim his remains. Upon arriving at their father's destination, the...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Louisiana’s violent crackdown on vampires grows nastier in “True Blood” Episode 63, “You’re No Good.” The state has plenty of resources – including lethal new weapons – but the undead are fighting back.
| Jul 2, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Being the parent of an adolescent girl is never easy, but it turns out the job can be a little easier when you’re also a gigantic movie star. Who knew?
Johnny Depp and his inexplicable Irish brogue paid a visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live”...