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Prop 8 Doc to Premier June 23 on HBO

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Saturday Jun 21, 2014
There are many tales being told in "The Case Against 8," Ben Cotner and Ryan White’s riveting new documentary about one of the lawsuits which changed the course of LGBT history by opening the marriage equality floodgates.

True Blood - The Complete Sixth Season

By Christian Cintron | Thursday Jun 12, 2014
HBO’s premiere supernatural soap opera is back. It’s a bit on the verge of jumping the shark and, sadly, the bonus features are nothing to write home about.

True Detective

By Jake Mulligan | Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
For better and worse, here’s a stealth remake of "Lethal Weapon."

The Normal Heart

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday May 22, 2014
Larry Kramer’s "The Normal Heart" is "semi-autobiographical" in nature. In this case, what that means seems to be that Kramer ripped snippets out of his diaries and stitched them together into a story, with himself as both hero and bugbear.

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.