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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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'Dawn Watch' Explores The Life And Legacy Of Joseph Conrad

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'Her Body and Other Parties' Charts Dark Territory With Enormous Style

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'Battle Of The Sexes' Revisits Billie Jean King's Historic Win Against Bobby Riggs

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'Top Of The Lake: China Girl' Takes You Places Cop Shows Usually Ignore

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If You Want Groundbreaking Noir, Try Looking 'In A Lonely Place'

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Albert Brooks' 'Lost in America' Remains Piercingly Relevant 32 Years Later

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Jet-Setting Vacationers Find Trouble In Paradise In 'Beautiful Animals'

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The new Showtime documentary Becoming Cary Grant traces the actor's journey from working-class England to Hollywood stardom. Getty Images hide caption

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'Becoming Cary Grant' Reveals The Self-Invention Of A Hollywood Icon

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