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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

The Keepers And Sleepers Of Fall TV, From Romances To Murder

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

We look at a few of the fall shows that might be worth checking out, or at least worth checking on later.

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The Only One: A Talk With Shonda Rhimes

Monday, September 22, 2014

On Friday night, Shonda Rhimes spoke about her hugely successful television career, her love of the National Spelling Bee, and the New York Times article that called her an "angry black woman."

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'This Is Where I Leave You' Makes A Family Story Too Ordinary

Friday, September 19, 2014

The new comedy-drama brings four siblings — and one strong cast — together to mourn, but it rarely manages to rise above the ordinary, with one exception.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Fall Films Preview And Betting On New Television

Friday, September 19, 2014

On this week's show, we look back on the Toronto International Film Festival, then ahead to the fall season of new television.

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'Red Band Society': The Gooey Teen Drama Every Generation Deserves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fox's new pediatric-hospital show Red Band Society may not be a great show, but it's a show that feeds a longstanding hunger for adolescent drama in a reasonably satisfying way.

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'Mindy' And 'New Girl' Navigate Their Worlds Of Crazy Love

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fox brings two comedies back Tuesday night that are traversing the tricky matter of central romantic plots in different ways.

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More Sparkles! More Fake Tans! More Dancing And Stars, Kind Of!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Every year, the cast of Dancing With The Stars tells us something about ourselves. Usually, what it tells us is, "Remember that guy?"

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Kids, Pants, Booze, Music: Trouble In River City And Always

Monday, September 15, 2014

There's nothing new about the feeling that the culture is in constant decline or the ease of exploiting that feeling — just ask the fictional protagonist of a classic American musical.

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Toronto, Day 6: Jennifer Aniston, Jon Stewart And Earnestness

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jon Stewart's Rosewater is the highest-profile project we saw on our sixth day in Toronto.

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Toronto, Day 5: A Different Steve Carell And The Sad Tale Of Alan Turing

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Fine performances in films based on real events lead our coverage of our fifth day at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Oscar Buzz Builds At Toronto Film Fest

Monday, September 08, 2014

The Toronto International Film Festival, the largest film festival in North America, is in full swing. Movie critic Bob Mondello and Monkey See blogger Linda Holmes talk about some of the highlights so far.

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Toronto, Day 4: Pop Stars, Chess Prodigies And Battling Science

Monday, September 08, 2014

A fine romance, a period chess drama and a disturbing documentary mark a Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Toronto, Day 3: Reitman, Costner, Kendrick, Race, Gender And Euthanasia

Sunday, September 07, 2014

A very full Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival brought new films from major stars, an impressive musical, and a very bad film about racial politics.

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Toronto, Day 2: Franco And Faulkner, Love, And A Steely Patricia Clarkson

Saturday, September 06, 2014

James Franco adapts The Sound And The Fury, a Chinese drama speaks richly to love and separation, and Patricia Clarkson defends her home from Tim Roth.

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Toronto, Day 1: David Cronenberg, Drumming, 'The Judge' And Serendipity

Friday, September 05, 2014

On the first day of the Toronto International Film Festival, the lesson came through loud and clear: sometimes, it's the ones you don't expect.

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It's That Time Again: The Toronto International Film Festival

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Once again, we'll be seeing big movies and awards contenders, small movies, offbeat strivers, and lots more as we hunker down for a week of new films.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live From The Bell House, Part 2

Friday, August 29, 2014

An explosion of wonderful special guests, kicked off by Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton of NPR's Ask Me Another, highlights the second half of the PCHH live show from Brooklyn.

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Lifetime Promises To Bring Out The 'Strong Black Woman' In White Women

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lifetime's new makeover show layers racial politics on top of the uncomfortable dynamics of manipulating beauty and style choices, and comes up with something to offend just about everyone.

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Small Batch Edition: Undressing 'Project Runway'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Glen Weldon and Linda Holmes take a few minutes to check in on the state of the Bravo-to-Lifetime reality show that dares to ask: Is it shiny enough for Heidi?

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The Emmys: Past Winners Trump New Shows; 'Breaking Bad' Takes A Bow

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Emmy Awards are always good to past winners, but Monday's round of victories were about as conservative as it gets. Surprising, given the warm sendoff to a show about a drug dealer.

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