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Hillary Atkin

HBO Goes All In on Sinatra Documentary

Start spreading the news. It’s been 100 years since the birth of one of the most famous people in American pop culture — and the family of Frank Sinatra wanted to mark the centennial of the legendary crooner’s birthday in…

Director Behind HBO’s Controversial ‘Prison of Belief’ Speaks Out

Several months before it was scheduled to be seen on premium cable by a large national audience, the Church of Scientology took preemptive action against “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” a documentary exposé directed by Alex Gibney,…

Was It the Most Politically Incorrect Comedy Central Roast Yet?

Out of all the people that Comedy Central has ever roasted — and we’re talking about everyone from Joan Rivers to Pamela Anderson to William Shatner to Charlie Sheen, James Franco and Donald Trump — Justin Bieber could be the…

At the Writers Guild Awards Last Weekend the Word of the Day May Have Been Self-deprecation

Nic Pizzolatto made something very clear during his two trips to the podium at the WGA Awards. The writer of HBO’s “True Detective ”– honored for both outstanding drama series and new series – is still worried about keeping his job. Both of Pizzolatto’s acceptance speeches were…

Confronting the Unimaginable: ‘Night Will Fall’ on HBO

It was the movie from 1945 that had barely seen the light of day —until earlier this week. Reels upon reels of raw footage recorded by military and newsreel cinematographers after the liberation of Nazi concentration camps by Allied forces…

‘Voices of Aushwitz,’ Powerful Documentary, Tonight on CNN

They were just children. Four of them, three girls and a boy, growing up more than seven decades ago in upper or middle-class families, surrounded by arts and culture, without many cares in the world. And then, unspeakable horror. Uprooted…

Time for What May Well Be the Final Awards Show of 2014

With awards season poised to take a break for the holidays after the recent nomination announcements from the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globes and SAG, along comes what is to the best of our current knowledge the very last awards show…

Jimmy Smits Offers Insights Into ‘Sons of Anarchy’ — Including Tonight’s Series Finale

If you’re not among the 6 million people who regularly tune in to “Sons of Anarchy” or its 8.2 million Facebook fans, you may possibly be excused for not knowing that Tuesday night, Dec. 9, 2014, marks the end of…

‘Not Really Just a Chick Show’: The Inside Story on ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’

In the past decade or so on cable television, Bravo has launched many popular shows that have become part of the pop-culture zeitgeist, from “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” to the “Real Housewives” franchise to “Inside the Actors’ Studio,”…

Can ‘Sons of Anarchy’s’ Gemma Find Redemption? Katey Sagal Opens Up

As “Sons of Anarchy” hurtles at high speed toward its series denouement on Dec. 9 after seven adrenalized seasons, the drama and speculation around the fate of one lead character is fiercer than ever. That would be Gemma Teller Morrow,…