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Alan Waldman :
Beloved Brit actor Robson Green is great in the excellent cop series ‘Touching Evil’

Created by distinguished scribe Paul Abbott, the series is intelligent, exciting, and well-paced. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and TV series that … Continue reading

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Alan Waldman :
‘Exile’ is touching, thrilling, surprising three-hour Brit drama

Superb acting by award-winners Jim Broadbent, John Simm, and Olivia Colman, plus powerhouse writing, make this a must-see. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | June 23, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite … Continue reading

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | In the Brit mystery series ‘Grantchester’ a vicar and a village cop solve numerous murders and other crimes

The estimable Robson Green stars in this rural whodunnit, whose exciting second season returns to P.B.S. on Sunday, March 27. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | March 26, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some … Continue reading

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ is Brit series about romance between two 70-year-olds

British national treasure Sir Derek Jacobi and veteran actress Anne Reid shine in this wonderfully written six-episode comedy-drama.  By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | September 30, 2015 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his … Continue reading

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Alan Waldman :
‘Murphy’s Law’ is gripping Irish TV series about a gutsy undercover cop

James Nesbitt stars as a Northern Irishman whose daughter has been murdered by the IRA and who goes undercover to fight myriad dangerous criminals. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | January 21, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan … Continue reading

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Alan Waldman : ‘Wire in the Blood’ is a Gripping British Crime Series

  Waldman’s film and TV treasures you may have missed: Robson Green is powerful as an eccentric, troubled clinical psychologist who helps police solve gruesome Yorkshire crimes. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | May 14, 2013 [In his … Continue reading

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Alan Waldman : Brit Crime Series ‘Cracker’ is a Gripping, Off-Beat Winner

Waldman’s film and TVtreasures you may have missed: Former comedy star Robbie Coltrane is outstanding as an obese, alcoholic, degenerate gambler and psychologist who profiles sicko criminals for the Manchester Police. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | April … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
FILM | Two new films about Roy Cohn
review his decades of villainy

Roy Cohn is best known for being the right-hand man to Sen. Joseph McCarthy. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | June 11, 2020 NEW YORK, N.Y. — On June 19, Home Box Office (HBO) will release an informative … Continue reading

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Alan Waldman :
FILM | Alan Waldman’s 20 favorite movies seen in 2017

Plus his pick of TV shows, American & foreign, best stand-up specials, and, gulp, porn stars! By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 6, 2018 The year 2017 was a pretty good one for movies. Half of the … Continue reading

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Mariann G. Wizard :
Richard Lee, 1940-2014: Farewell to an
enemy of the State

‘His life was tempered by his grasp of history, his sense of justice, and his refusal to conform.’ By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | March 10, 2015 In writing this remembrance, I had vital assistance from Robert … Continue reading

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Jack A. Smith :
Obama’s foreign policy bait and switch

Obama focused on defending his policies from the warhawks instead of the ‘pivot’ to Asia and maintenance of unilateral global hegemony. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | June 22, 2014 President Obama chose to ignore the most … Continue reading

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FILM / Ed Felien : Harry Potter Through the Eyes of an Afghan Child

Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows, Part Two. Harry Potter through the eyes of an Afghan child Understanding the lesson of Harry Potter is essential to understanding the cultural values that underpin our need for the vindication of war. By … Continue reading

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