The Faith Middleton Show
11:42 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Movies and TV We're Watching Now

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Call and tell us what you're watching on TV and at the movies.

Resurrection is a new TV series with enough highway billboard promotion to fund several small countries. (Dead people are returned to their stunned families and friends.) Veep starts on HBO, taking aim at ego-oriented politics in Washington. True Detective just ended, though it can be seen on HBO Go or On Demand. (Great moody acting, but not for the squeamish. The finale episode is a little cheap in the exploitation department. Still, it was irresistible.)

In the movie arena, many of us are catching up with the Academy Awards films. And, in Greater Hartford, there is the upcoming Mandell JCC Jewish Film Festival March 20–30. Festival director Harriet Dobin will be our guest, discussing the highlights of this year's series, which typically attracts as many as 4,000 people.

We'll talk about what has intrigued us on TV and the big screen, and hope you'll do the same.

Here's The New Yorker on the art of the television finale.

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GUESTS:

  • Harriet J. Dobin directs the Mandell JCC Jewish Film Festival.
  • Cecilia Peck is a documentary filmmaker and an actress.

MUSIC:

  • “Gne Gne,” Montefiori Cocktail
  • “Transitions,” El Ten Eleven
  • “Perpetuum Mobile,” Penguin Cafe Orchestra

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