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The opening credits of Confirmation offer a quick history lesson. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush was struggling to appoint a judge to the Supreme Court to fill the seat left vacated by the first …
When I see TV mini-series like BBC's excellent State of Play, I'm reminded of how the TV medium can be as powerful as the big screen, if just given half a chance. And I'm also reminded how U.S. TV net…
There is a scene in Page Eight that is a stellar as any you'll see all year in any film. The fact that it takes place in a board room, and the crackling tension circles around a sentence on a piece of…
I was 9 years old when the Iran hostage crisis happened in November 1979. The American diplomats, captured in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, were held for 444 days. I was almost 11 when they were release…