John Goodman

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Crooked preachers and sexy priests: has TV got a problem with Christianity?
Christians on TV were once limited to ethical debates and Songs of Praise. But from Fleabag to The Righteous Gemstones, portrayals are now less pious and more provocative

Mark Lawson

07, Feb, 2020 @12:29 PM

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The Righteous Gemstones review – if Tony Soprano opened a megachurch
John Goodman leads a dark comedy about a hugely wealthy, highly corrupt family of US evangelists, complete with marathon baptisms and perilous blackmail

Rebecca Nicholson

05, Feb, 2020 @10:15 PM

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Captive State review – ambitious sci-fi thriller offers up uneven intrigue
A jumble of themes and ideas jostle for space in an audacious, but often messy, film that takes a familiar alien invasion set-up and goes for broke

Benjamin Lee

14, Mar, 2019 @10:00 PM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2018: the full list
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s femme fatale takes the top spot, above political high camp, breakneck drama and the water-cooler hit of the decade

21, Dec, 2018 @11:03 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2018: No 8 – Black Earth Rising
Hugo Blick tore up the TV rulebook with a pulsating drama that forced us to reflect on Rwanda’s horrifying chapter in modern history

David Stubbs

11, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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The Conners: how does Roseanne survive without Roseanne Barr?
The retooled sitcom brings back the cast that surrounded the disgraced star for a competently realized, if formula-reliant look at suburban life without a matriarch

Zach Vasquez

16, Oct, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Saturday Night Live: the most memorable cameos of the Trump era
With Matt Damon taking on the role Brett Kavanaugh, who else has proved most successful in the show’s A-list White House?

Zach Vasquez

02, Oct, 2018 @2:44 PM

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The Big Lebowski review – The Dude bowls back the years
Twenty years on, the Coen brothers’ comic masterpiece is sleeker and sharper, with even more menace and mystery

Peter Bradshaw

20, Sep, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Julia Roberts, Jim Carrey and Emma Stone: Hollywood stars takeover TV
From retiring old favourites to marquee names, here’s what will keep you glued to the small screen

Phil Harrison

01, Sep, 2018 @6:08 AM

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Roseanne after Roseanne: how the sitcom can carry on without her
There are myriad ways the show could be revived following its cancellation over Roseanne Barr’s racist tweets – but it might be better to leave it buried

Stuart Heritage

31, May, 2018 @10:45 AM

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Cold comfort: how the Roseanne revival portrayed a bleak America
The finale of the controversially rebooted sitcom brought to an end a season of problematic storylines, familial strife and a star whose off-screen politics threatened to derail it all

Arielle Bernstein

23, May, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Modern family: how Roseanne deals with the political divide at home
The rebooted sitcom lands the Conner family in the middle of a fractured climate and shows the day-to-day difficulties faced by those who struggle to align their beliefs

Arielle Bernstein

30, Mar, 2018 @10:00 AM

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