Within the first 60 seconds of watching Kevin Spacey give his speech at the Edinburgh Television Festival, I exhaled as if I had been on trial for five years and the jury just found me not guilty.
This week's playlist includes music by Bill Withers, Bugs Bunny, Kate Bush, Don Ellis, and more.
It's no secret that some people respond to power as they would to an aphrodisiac. Whether they prefer to wield power over others or submit to it on co...
Mad Men is back, and I'm glad. Even though the two-part premiere episode wasn't perfect, it brought some keen acting, sharp dialogue, and stunning visuals. And it brought the show fully into the beginning of the fire that consumed the late 1960s.
Film: House of Cards (2013) Cast includes: Kevin Spacey (Se7ev), Robin Wright (Moneyball), Michael Kelly (The Adjustment Bureau), Michael Gill (Ideal)...
Damn you Netflix! You've shown how lazy I really am about social media. And how in the world can I get off the sofa and take any action if you keep making brilliant shows like House of Cards?
One of the actresses on our list had a very famous TV marriage, but she hasn't tied the knot in real life.
Traditional television networks, terrified that they may be aboard the Titanic en route for an iceberg, will attempt to steer their ship to safety the only way they know how: by producing knockoffs. Here are the top 10 ripoffs we'd most like to see.
The question is whether this often heavy-handed, and yet often darkly amusing, TV show is accurate or fair or somehow useful.
Valentine's Day traditionally brings several pages in newspaper classified sections featuring tiny black hearts followed by romantic messages. Perhaps it's a blessing that print editions are dying -- there's something creepy about all those black hearts, as if they bear a curse.
By watching the series to the end, as we each have done over one snowy weekend, we have found the real Big Lie. Abortion. The truth is, that there is absolutely no scientifically proven causal relationship between multiple abortions and infertility.
House of Cards is about accumulation of power, and the will to do something with it. The catchphrase is, "Bad, but for a greater good." But is that really the case? Do the ends justify the means? And exactly what ends are we talking about?
For us at the Anti-Defamation League, the old Madison Avenue line "as long as they spell my name right" partially applies to the new mini-series House of Cards, being aired on Netflix. In two scenes ADL is briefly mentioned.
Back in 2007, I wrote about "Sundance Envy," an oft misdiagnosed disease with one symptom: celluloid deprivation in January. Dr. Freud, are you listening?
The early arc of "House of Cards" shows Francis (Kevin Spacey) taking out his enemies like so many unfortunate ducks in a barrel. You can't picture this guy giving a damn about lost ducks wandering into his back yard, a la Tony Soprano.
On February 1, Netflix is premiering an adventurous undertaking, a made-for-Netflix series to stream, House of Cards, to star Kevin Spacey. I have mixed feelings about it.