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VEEP - The Complete Second Season

By Louise Adams | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Armando Iannucci’s tightly-scripted scenes and rapid-fire performances about those "who lie for a living" rule as the White House distances itself from second banana Selina Meyer (snarky Julia Louis-Dreyfus) by giving her "Quaker in a tittie bar" looks.

Treme - The Complete Series

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jan 28, 2014
For the "Treme" fan who might not have collected all the season sets on the same format (this reviewer started with DVDs for the earlier seasons), or for the newly-minted aficionado, this release is ideal.

Treme - The Complete Fourth Season

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jan 28, 2014
Whoever said "Parting is such sweet sorrow" must have known that coming to the last episodes of a favorite television show can feel very much like losing an old friend.

HBO Holds Reception for Gay Couples Wed in Utah

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody | Saturday Jan 18, 2014
Though they are not considered legally married in Utah, several gay and lesbian couples were feted with a wedding celebration as part of HBO’s promotion of its upcoming documentary on gay marriage, "The Case Against 8."

Jonathan Groff is Happy to be ’Looking’

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Saturday Jan 18, 2014
"Looking" star Jonathan Groff chats about the new HBO show: "It’s nice that we’ve reached the point that we’re making a show about gay characters in which gay is who they are, but it doesn’t define them."

Six By Sondheim

By Michael Cox | Saturday Dec 7, 2013
You don’t need to have a Sondheim obsession to be spellbound by HBO Documentaries Films’ "Six by Sondeim." The documentary examines Sondheim’s life and career by looking at six of his songs, and is directed by longtime collaborator James Lapine.

Treme - The Complete Third Season

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Nov 19, 2013
Season Three of HBO’s instant-classic (but vastly under-watched) series pushes all of the show’s story lines forward but never forgets why we watch: For the music; for the food; for all the cultural currents that define New Orleans.

Whoopi Honors Moms Mabley

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Saturday Nov 16, 2013
In her debut as a filmmaker, Whoopi Goldberg tips her hat to Jackie "Moms" Mabley (1894-1975), the boundary-smashing black comic who helped open a few doors for people like Whoopi herself.

Family Tree

By Christian Cintron | Tuesday Oct 29, 2013
This HBO series hopes to capitalize on the comedic appeal of Christopher Guest and Chris O’Dowd. Sadly, it under-delivers. The bonus features are equally as disappointing.

Valentine Road

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Oct 8, 2013
The 2008 shooting death of a slight young man named Lawrence King by Brendon McInerney has as many twists and turns as a work of fiction. Sadly, the events depicted in this film actually happened.