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‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook’ Season 2 Unites Harry Potter and Don Draper in a Black-hearted Character Study

A Young Doctor’s Notebook is a show that risks being overwhelmed by its own premise. The SparkNotes version: Harry Potter and Don Draper! Harry Potter and Don Draper, playing the same person! Harry Potter and Don Draper, playing the same person, based — sort of — on Mikhail Bulgakov! The high-profile casting and source material, however, belie the series’ stakes (small) and its scope (smaller). Such cognitive dissonance may make A Young Doctors Notebook a disappointment to some, but when taken on its own terms, the show is a brilliant, black-hearted character study that’s only improved in its second four-episode run, which premieres tonight on Ovation. … Read More

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‘What If,’ or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Romantic Comedy

Normally an early press screening is a fine opportunity to assess a movie with an abundance of lead time — a gift, really. But in the case of Michael Dowse’s new romantic comedy What If, the June screening date made the picture the victim of (initially, at least) an unfortunate bit of timing: it was the first romantic comedy your film editor saw after They Came Together, David Wain’s endlessly funny and mercilessly savage send-up of the entire, tired genre. As I watched the film’s insanely attractive, high-chemistry couple Meet Cute and spend the next 90-plus minutes narrowly missing each other, the Wain film rattled around in my head. Can the traditional romantic comedy even work anymore? … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in August

Hello there, moviegoers, and hasn’t this summer been a bit of a slog? The appropriately overcooked and instantly forgettable The Amazing Spider-Man 2 dropped only in May, but it’s seemed like an eternity since we were giggling at Electrified Jamie Foxx™; now it’s August, and the fall — aka “good movie season” — is just around the corner. Though this month offers little to look forward to from the studios (another Step Up, another Expendables, a Twister rip-off, and God help us, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot), here are some four-star indies to get you through to September. … Read More

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Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm Reunite in Trailer for Season 2 of ‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook’

Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm will be returning for a second season of A Young Doctor’s Notebook, the turn-of-the-20th-century British TV… Read More

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Daniel Radcliffe and Adam Driver Strut Their Height Difference & Rom-Com Acting in Trailer for ‘What If’

While What If itself may turn out to be a predictable fluff-fest, the summer rom-com comes with a few noteworthy… Read More

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12 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Masterpiece’

A certain kind of person gets really excited about a book like Rebecca Eaton’s memoir Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind the Scenes at Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! on PBSand I am one of those people. Eaton has been in charge of the series, which premiered on PBS in January of 1971, for almost 30 years now, a period that has seen Masterpiece winning awards, acclaim, and admiration from generations of fans who love a good costume drama. … Read More

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