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‘I Love You, Now Die’ explores accountability in the landmark case of Michelle Carter

Where are the lines drawn in terms of personal accountability? Can you be held legally responsible for the things you say or do online to the same degree as in the physical world?  This complex modern issue was at the center of the 2014 case of the suicide of Conrad Roy, an 18-year-old from...

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 10:46am

Documentary filmmakers the Kunhardts talk truth-telling and Bryan Stevenson

Emmy award-winning documentary film-makers Peter, George and Teddy Kunhardt are known for taking sensitive subject matter to the next level by bringing the truth to light. The truth is a tricky subject often hard to hear, but the Kunhardts are warriors of educating and informing the world on...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:44am

Five points of conviction: Anthony Ray Hinton talks time spent on death row and finding freedom again

  Lately, the country has been enthralled by tales of unjust incarceration, a flawed so-called justice system, and the many inmates who are put behind bars simply because they were born a certain way. Those points all ring true for Anthony Ray Hinton. Hinton is one of the longest-serving...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:40am

The 'Deadwood' movie closes the casket on one of TV’s most dangerous shows

“Deadwood” contains all things. It is a western set in the camp of Deadwood, South Dakota, while it still operates in the murky gray area outside of U.S. jurisdiction in the 1870s. It is a political drama charting the rise from camp to town. It’s a meditation on the nature of violence, abuse and...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11:35am

Leaving Neverland makes the case that Michael Jackson was a ‘career pedophile’

Michael Jackson was a career pedophile that used very deliberate, manipulative, deceitful, and well-organized methods to ensnarl his victims, according to Leaving Neverland director Dan Reed.   Reed has spent 3 years working on the explosive HBO documentary, interviewing two of Jackson’s...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 3:47pm

Phoebe Robinson talks the end of 2 Dope Queens

When the 2 Dope Queens podcast's interview with Michelle Obama went live last November, co-hosts Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams also posted a "Farewell" note to their fans. "In the words of Boyz II Men, it's the 'end of the road,'" read the note at the show's WNYC website. "We want to thank...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 10:32am

What to watch on TV this week: February 4-8

Now that the Super Bowl is over, viewers can return to their regularly scheduled TV programming for the first full week of February. So from the return of HBO's 2 Dope Queens specials to Hulu's unique coming-of-age comedy series PEN15, here's what to watch on TV this week. What to watch on TV this...

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 8:00am

What to watch on TV this weekend: January 19-20

Get ready for a weekend of TV that's equal parts controversial and not. For the former, audiences can tune to watch HBO's controversial Brexit TV movie with Benedict Cumberbatch or Showtime's SMILF season 2. For the latter, BBC America is premiering the first episode of Dynasties, the...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 7:00am

Andy Samberg can't wait for the premiere of "Game of Thrones," either

Why did Andy Samberg pick the competitive world of cycling for this latest mockumentary? “We thought [cycling] would be fun source material for comedy,” says the 38-year-old over the phone. “[Just] the look of it made us giggle. A lot of grown men in spandex.” With even a...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:21pm

Pete Holmes and Jamie Lee talk Crashing season 3 and doing right by comedy

More often than not, stand-up comedy is an art form that requires its practitioners to pay close attention to how their audiences are reacting. Did they think the joke was funny? No? Then why not? Translated to scripted TV, these same questions plague stars Pete Holmes, Jamie Lee and the rest of...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:07am

5 things we learned about HBO's Brexit movie

In December, the first trailer for a TV movie co-produced by HBO Films, BBC Studios and Channel 4 was released for the upcoming Brexit movie. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings, the eccentric political campaigner who led the Vote Leave campaign, the dramatization claims it "goes...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:02pm

When is the Game of Thrones season 8 release date? HBO finally clues fans in

After toying with fans for the past few months, HBO has finally revealed the Game of Thrones season 8 release date. This means that audiences are about to find out if the loose alliance of surviving Starks and Lannisters will be able to repel the Night King and his army of White Walkers. Then again...

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:11am

True Detective season 3: What's with those creepy dolls?

True Detective season 3 goes out of its way to prove that series creator Nic Pizzolatto has learned from the mistakes he made in season 2. It seems his efforts were not in vain, for the latest iteration of HBO's crime anthology feels a lot more like the blockbuster first season. Maybe this is...

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 9:25am

All the ways to watch the True Detective season 3 premiere

After a nearly three-year hiatus, True Detective, the HBO crime anthology series from creator Nic Pizzolatto, is back for another season. This time around, True Detective season 3 is lead by Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo and Stephen Dorff, who play two police detective and a school teacher on the...

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 9:29pm

Peter Bogdanovich reflects on The Sopranos, Elliot Kupferberg and that gigantic water bottle

On January 10, 1999, the very first episode of The Sopranos premiered on HBO and changed television forever.  While it appealed to mainstream viewers because of its modern, violent depiction of New Jersey gangsters, it also took a deeper, probing, relatable more psychological, often hilarious...

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 8:12pm

What to watch on TV this weekend: January 12-13

After the first full week of the New Year sported a sizable mix of new shows and returning favorites, the winter TV season is gearing up for business as usual. That means we're in for the neverending deluge of "Peak TV" thanks to broadcast, cable and premium networks, streaming giants...

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 7:00am

What were the best TV shows of 2018?

There is a lot of television happening right now. If you happen to buy into FX CEO John Landgraf’s most recent prediction that scripted original series will number up to 530 or higher by next year, then there’s probably going to be even more TV by the time Metro puts together a best of...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:04pm

Jeremy Saulnier talks leaving and learning from ‘True Detective’ season 3

When it was announced that Jeremey Saulnier would be overseeing the third season of True Detective both television and movie fans instantly nodded their heads in approval. As the director of the likes of “Blue Ruin” and “Green Room” Saulnier has shown an eye for creating...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 6:08pm

Are Room 104 episodes connected? Mark Duplass talks fan theories, season 2 and more

Technically, Mark Duplass of the Duplass Brothers and Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali have worked together. Both men provided their voice over talents to the 2017 Amazon Prime series Comrade Detective, which employed a large English-speaking cast to dub a purposefully shot (and fictional)...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 1:46pm

Alexandra Pelosi takes us ‘Outside The Bubble’ in her brand new HBO documentary

Journalist and Documentarian Alexandra Pelosi may have a harder time than many of us breaking out of her designated political corner. As the daughter of Nancy Pelosi, the long running and influential Democratic Minority leader of the House of Representatives, people may have preconceptions about...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 5:01am