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Netflix puts its boots and cowboy hat on with ‘Godless’

Netflix puts its boots and cowboy hat on with ‘Godless’

Netflix has its western, “Godless,” a limited series streaming to binge as of Wednesday. (I am not counting the final season of “Longmire” or the comedy “The Ranch,” which are set in the present day.)

Steven Soderbergh is an executive producer, betokening prestige and meaning that his name is linked…

Scott Frank and Steven Soderbergh bring a shoot-’em-up to Netflix with “Godless’

Scott Frank and Steven Soderbergh bring a shoot-’em-up to Netflix with “Godless’

Screenwriter Scott Frank got an itchy trigger finger nearly two decades ago: he wanted to make a western.

“I feel like no self-respecting screenwriter can get to the end of their careers without having at least tried it,” Frank, 57, who was nominated for an Oscar for Steven Soderbergh’s 1998 film…

How Denzel Washington and Dan Gilroy created an unforgettable idealist for ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

How Denzel Washington and Dan Gilroy created an unforgettable idealist for ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

For Denzel Washington and Dan Gilroy, the close collaboration between actor and director created an unusual character study in “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” rooted in a sense of place.

Wednesday’s TV highlights: ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ on ABC

Wednesday’s TV highlights: ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ on ABC

SERIES

The Wall The high-stakes game show hosted by Chris Hardwick ends another season. 8 p.m. NBC

Nature A new episode, “Nature’s Miniature Miracles,” examines such creatures as baby turtles and a mini-shrew and the challenges they face trying to find their place in the animal kingdom. 8 p.m….

David Cassidy, former teen idol and star of ‘The Partridge Family,’ dies at 67

David Cassidy, former teen idol and star of ‘The Partridge Family,’ dies at 67

David Cassidy, the former star of “The Partridge Family” TV hit of the 1970s and a reluctant teen idol to the boomer generation, died Tuesday evening of liver failure, his publicist confirmed. He was 67.

The singer and actor died in Fort Lauderdale after being hospitalized in Florida for multiple…

Brett Ratner’s Hilhaven Lodge whiskey has been discontinued in wake of sexual misconduct claims

Brett Ratner’s Hilhaven Lodge whiskey has been discontinued in wake of sexual misconduct claims

Brett Ratner’s whiskey brand, the Hilhaven Lodge, has been discontinued by spirits company Diageo following a spate of sexual misconduct allegations against the filmmaker.

The Times first reported Nov. 1 that six women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, had accused Ratner,…

U.S. faces tough battle proving AT&T would use Time Warner to squeeze competition

U.S. faces tough battle proving AT&T would use Time Warner to squeeze competition

Nearly 70 years ago, a landmark antitrust lawsuit changed how Hollywood did business. That case — United States vs. Paramount Pictures — banned major movie studios from owning cinema chains because that gave them too much power.

Now, the U.S. Department of Justice has sued AT&T in an attempt to…

After CBS fires Charlie Rose, what’s next for its popular morning show?

After CBS fires Charlie Rose, what’s next for its popular morning show?

The esteemed TV journalism career of Charlie Rose collapsed under the weight of sexual harassment allegations Tuesday, leaving a void in “CBS This Morning,” the lucrative morning franchise that has flourished since he joined as co-anchor in 2012.

CBS dismissed Rose less than 24 hours after the…

Spirit Awards likely to sync up with the Oscars — again

Spirit Awards likely to sync up with the Oscars — again

The past four winners of the Independent Spirit Awards’ best feature — “12 Years a Slave,” “Birdman,” “Spotlight” and “Moonlight” — have gone on to take the Oscar for best picture.

Whether that streak extends to five will likely depend on how deeply motion picture academy voters embrace Steven…

‘Call Me by Your Name’ leads Independent Spirit Awards nominations

‘Call Me by Your Name’ leads Independent Spirit Awards nominations

Luca Guadagnino’s romantic drama “Call Me by Your Name” leads the nominations for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards, earning six nods when the nominees were announced Tuesday.

Crime thriller “Good Time” and Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out,” tied with five nominations apiece, while…

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