Expositional dialogue and explicatory camera use lead us into the weak heart of the plot as a young, urban, black couple, the Sawyers, and their pre-teen son unexpectedly inherit a mansion from the…
A Knight in Camelot" imagines what sixth-century Europe might have been like if somebody had managed to get their hands on a laptop computer, a boombox and an employee ID tag.
That C in CBS may just stand for "chutzpah." Four years ago, it had the temerity to serve up a miniseries -- "Scarlett" -- that was nothing less than the sequel to "Gone With the Wind." Now comes…
The premiere episode of "Law & Order" reached its spot in the lineup recently on A&E, and the remarkable clarity with which the characters were drawn, even in that first episode, gave it a jolt…
Producer and Emmy-winning director Tom Roberts ("Mother Russia's Children") recounts the horrors of Joseph Stalin's infamous plan to build a railroad in the Arctic like a masterfully told ghost story
Theodore Bogosian couldn't have found a better episode of a better television show to peek behind than "The Accident," a chilling segment that details 46 minutes of life and death decisions made for…
Sometimes you want to go where everybody loathes your name. That's the case with Dr. John Becker, the ranting new alter ego of a fella named Ted Danson. He's giving this post- "Cheers" sitcom thing a…
NBC's teens-to-the-grave chronicle of Motown's greatest male hitmakers is so loaded with ace performances that this warmly photographed portrait could hang nicely on a wall of gold records. Told from…
Some movies are not meant to be remade, and as well-intentioned as this telepic produced under the "Oprah Winfrey Presents" banner surely is, it's destined to suffer in comparison to the stark…
There has to be more to the "true story" of Orson Welles' landmark 1938 broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" than is told in this Sci-Fi Channel special hosted by James Cameron.