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Moneyball

It’s hard not to be romantic about baseball. You’ve got to admire what they did to make Moneyball (2011).  While personnel shifted, there was always a core of individuals with a history of making dark, thoughtful films.  Director Bennett Miller’s previous … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Episode 10

The Greater Fool Brian is the Knight of the Mirrors, that’s the chapter we’re up to now. The piece in New York magazine didn’t go exactly as Will (Jeff Daniels) expected.  He wanted it to be a historical document that … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Episode 9

The Blackout, Part 2: Mock Debate I say the power going out was the best thing that ever happened to us! They’re still slumming it on News Night but the end is in sight.  It’s pitch time to the RNC for their … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Episode 8

The Blackout Part 1: Tragedy Porn Whose decision was it not to cover the Casey Anthony trial? The Casey Anthony started last week and has caused half of News Night’s viewers to jump ship (and Nancy Grace’s show on HLN … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Episode 6

I’m going to single-handedly civilize the internet! Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) is having trouble sleeping.  There’s been a death threat, Sloan Sabbith (Olivia Munn) had a tough time on air, and Mackenzie MacHale (Emily Mortimer) continues to exist.  Stories being … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Episode 5

How long is he going to be on the balcony? It’s change in the Near East and the team is trying to get into Tahrir Square.  They’re having trouble getting outside, but Neal (Dev Patel) thinks he’s got an Egyptian … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Episode 4

You’re just setting out to hurt someone? Will (Jeff Daniels) is on a mission to civilize, but it isn’t going well.  It’s a New Year’s Eve party and people are getting set up with other people.  Sloan (Olivia Munn) encourages … Continue reading

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The Newsroom, Episode 2

We don’t do good television, we do the news. Ratings ratings ratings.  “Ratings” is one letter, and a very close keystroke, away from being an anagram for Ratigan.  If only there was some kind of meaning behind that fact other … Continue reading

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The Newsroom

Alright, you’re going to see some things. This is the Golden Age of television.  It’s been obviously the case after The West Wing (1999-2006) and The Wire (2002-08).  For those in the UK (or their cultural stalkers), there have been too many examples to … Continue reading

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