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Disassembled: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is a Marvel masterpiece

  By Jim Sabataso Correspondent Forget the clever lede. Let’s get right to it. “Captain America: Civil War” is the best Marvel Studios film to date. Scratch that. It’s the…

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Bright laughter: ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ is still great — dammit!

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent Few sitcoms tickle me the way “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” does. Sure, there are better plotted, more ambitious shows out there, but “Kimmy,” which returned to Netflix…

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Cult mentality: Hulu’s ‘The Path’ is a test of faith

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent It’s always difficult to depict the profound or transcendent within a TV show or film. Obviously, both media can possess and reveal those qualities to us…

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Into the wild: ‘The Jungle Book’ is a gorgeous, if problematic, CGI triumph

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent Rudyard Kipling was a racist. Let’s get that out of the way right now. “White Man’s Burden” stands as one of the West’s ugliest and most…

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Family ties: Louis CK shows his ambition with ‘Horace and Pete’

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent If you haven’t heard about “Horace and Pete,” don’t feel bad. The series, created, written, directed by and starring comedian Louis CK has been flying under…

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Family business: ‘The Americans’ sees threats from all sides in season 4

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent There’s a scene in the second episode of “The Americans” season four where Paige (Holly Taylor) confesses to Elizabeth (Keri Russell) that she has told Pastor…

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Glutton for punishment: ‘Daredevil’ season 2 is a solid, but fractured sophomore effort

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent Marvel’s Netflix series have the benefit of existing in a charmed, if dark, corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unlike the blockbuster films, like the upcoming…

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‘House of Cards’ is an improvement but still has nothing to say

Jim Sabataso Correspondent The prospect of watching yet another season of “House of Cards” seemed more like a chore than a pleasure. I’ve never been a huge fan of the…

Time warp: ‘11.22.63’ is a thrilling trip into the past

Jim Sabataso Correspondent If you could go back in time to change history, would you do it? It’s a fun game of “What If?” that can set the imagination soaring….

‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’

Jim Sabataso Correspondent When FX announced Ryan Murphy’s new true-crime anthology series “American Crime Story” would be tackling the O.J. Simpson trial, I was skeptical. Murphy, whose previous projects such…