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'Jane Fonda In Five Acts' Reveals The Shifting Identities Of An Icon

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Witty, Imaginative, Risky And Relentless — 'Flights' Soars

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'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' And 'Nanette' Brim With Heart And Humanity

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Betrayal, Ruination And Dark Comedy Converge In 'A Very English Scandal'

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2 First-Rate Novels Celebrate The Humor And Heroism Of Unconventional Women

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CIA analyst Joe Turner (played by Max Irons) struggles to figure out who to trust and who wants him dead in Condor, a new series on AT&T's Audience Network. William Gray /AT&T's Audience Network hide caption

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Though Gripping, CIA Thriller 'Condor' Falls Short Of Defining Its Era

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Nicola Walker plays Hannah Stern, a high-billing divorce lawyer, on the British series, The Split. Mark Johnson/SundanceTV/BBC Worldwide hide caption

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'The Split' Explores The Price And Permutations Of Breaking Up

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Sharply Written 'Mars Room' Ventures Behind The Bars Of Women's Prison

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Keir Dullea played astronaut David Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Warner Bros./AP hide caption

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50 Years Later, '2001: A Space Odyssey' Is Still A Cinematic Landmark

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'The Sparsholt Affair' Confirms Alan Hollinghurst's Status As A Literary Master

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Comedy Is Drenched With Foreboding On Season 2 Of 'Atlanta'

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'This Is What Happened' And 'Babylon Berlin' Deliver Thrills And Intrigue Aplenty

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'Assassination Of Gianni Versace' Offers A Juicy Take On Serious Issues

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The British TV series National Treasure (available on Hulu) features Robbie Coltrane as a beloved comedian who has been accused of sexual assault, and Julie Walters (right) and Andrea Riseborough as his wife and daughter. Joss Barratt/Hulu hide caption

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Critic's 'Ghost List' Has Books, Music And A TV Show That Deserve A Second Look

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Rachel Brosnahan plays housewife-turned-stand-up-comic Midge Maisel in Amazon's new series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Nicole Rivelli/Amazon hide caption

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Zippy And Delightful, 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Spotlights An Unlikely Comic

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