DAVID BIANCULLI

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Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

GERALD JORDAN

ROGER CATLIN

GARY EDGERTON

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TOM BRINKMOELLER

MONIQUE NAZARETH

DAVID SICILIA

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
 
 
 
 
2017
Sep
6
 
 
Ken Burns knew all along that he would use as many appropriate songs of the era as he could snag the rights for on a PBS budget, but the issue of the background music was a thorny issue...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
28
 
 
And now for something completely different: a good-news story for a change. That’s good news, at least, for those wondering if their favorite TV show is coming back...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
22
 
 
In 1977, Jimmy Carter had just been elected president, the US population passed 220 million for the first time...and a little film called Star Wars opened and immediately had crowds lining around the block...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
19
 
 
No one is suggesting the world will end, of course, though the late, great Isaac Asimov and fellow science-fiction writer Robert Silverberg foretold exactly that in their classic 1941 novella Nightfall...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
12
 
 
Endeavour is back. Dark clouds hang over Oxford as a new season of cerebral murders begins...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
5
 
 
PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger has fought this battle before, and come out of it in one piece. That doesn’t mean the fight for public broadcasting will end the same way this time, though, she warned...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
3
 
 
As you are probably well-aware by now, the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour is just past the midway point in Beverly Hills, CA...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
31
 
 
Judging from early reviews in the UK, Top of the Lake: China Girl, New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion’s follow-up to her eerie, heartbreaking Top of the Lake, wrings an almost cinematic beauty out of Sydney, Australia’s seedy cityscape...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
30
 
 
The look of a show, its very feel, is as much a signature of that show as the way it’s put together, the way the story is told...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
29
 
 
Rob Lowe insists he’s not a paranormal investigator. More like a weekend warrior...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Alex Strachan

Alex Strachan has written extensively about television since 1995. He was the staff television critic for The Vancouver Sun from June 1995 to 2003. Prior to that, he was a general-assignment reporter and sportswriter at the Sun, which he originally joined in 1979. He became the national TV critic for Canada’s Postmedia News chain, or Canwest Global Communications as it was then called, in September 2003. He wrote for the chain from 2003-15, during which time his stories appeared regularly on Canada.com and in such daily papers as the National Post, Vancouver Sun, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen and Calgary Herald. In recent years, his writing has focused more on media analysis and industry trends than celebrity profiles and background features, but he still finds time to watch The Voice and The Amazing Race, not to mention guilty pleasures like Banshee and Amazon Hotel. Alex's personal website focuses on his concern for the world around us through his stunning photographs from his world travels. In addition, check out Alex's blog on his site which he tries to update every two days or so. You can also follow Alex @astrachanphoto
 
 
 
 

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