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  • From the Magazine

    Close encounters: the return of The X-Files

    For all the pleasures of The X-Files’ labyrinthine narrative, the key to the show’s success is Mulder and Scully’s relationship, argues Keith Uhlich.

    Keith Uhlich
    Friday 5 February 2016

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  • Doc around the clock: BBC Arena celebrates 40 years in a day

    The BBC’s indefatigable flagship arts programme celebrates its latest anniversary with a magnificent act of expanded television and self-repurposing. By Sukhdev Sandhu.

    Sukhdev Sandhu
    Friday 11 September 2015

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  • Inside out: Orange Is the New Black

    Charlotte Richardson Andrews hails the big-tent riches of Jenji Kohan’s hit SVoD women’s-prison drama series.

    Charlotte Richardson Andrews
    Tuesday 25 August 2015

    TV

  • The Jinx: not my documentary renaissance

    Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling’s gotcha documentary series explores the porous boundary between bad art and bad journalism, says Robert Greene.

    Robert Greene
    Monday 23 March 2015

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  • From the Magazine

    The great game: Adam Curtis’s Bitter Lake

    The extraordinary footage assembled in Adam Curtis’s powerful film about the tangled history of Afghanistan offers some welcome insights – but in his bid to counteract the lazy fables of good and evil beloved of some politicians, is the director in danger of oversimplification too? By Jason Burke.

    Jason Burke
    Monday 23 February 2015

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  • A chill Nor’easter: Olive Kitteridge

    Frances McDormand cuts to the quick in Lisa Cholodenko’s rare tragicomedy of female unlikability. By Molly Haskell.

    Molly Haskell
    Thursday 12 February 2015

    TV

  • Shine a light: Jill Soloway’s Transparent

    Two decades after the florescence of the New Queer Cinema, internet TV brings us sex-positivity on demand. Sophie Mayer on Jill Soloway’s hit comedy series.

    So Mayer
    Monday 2 February 2015

    TV

  • British TV drama versus the world

    Is the UK television drama finally back to doing what it does best? Nick Edwards reports.

    Nick Edwards
    Thursday 27 November 2014

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  • Further notes on The Knick

    Steven Soderbergh’s vigorous Victorian-era medical series marries the vogue for graphic-novel stylings with the perverse pleasures of peering at vintage medical books, says Nick James.

    Nick James
    Sunday 12 October 2014

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  • From the Magazine

    Shock treatment: The Knick

    Having ‘retired’ from Hollywood, Steven Soderbergh is applying what he learned in cinema to his TV medical series The Knick, writes Peter Labuza.

    Peter Labuza
    Friday 10 October 2014

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