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‘The Comeback’

If you’re a fan of Phoebe, then you will cherish The Comeback’s Valerie. In 2005, a fresh off of Friends Lisa Kudrow returned to the sitcom world in a roundabout way. As the co-creator of the HBO mockumentary The Comeback, Kudrow offered up a behind-the-scenes look at a network sitcom and, in 2014’s second season, an edgy HBO dramedy. In both seasons, Kudrow delivers a lively and layered performance as fading star Valerie Cherish, conveying subtle insecurity and desperation with just a tilt of her head. Get ready to add “I don’t need to see that” to your catch phrase arsenal.

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‘Abortion: Stories Women Tell’

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‘Midnight Special’

Midnight Special kind of came and went when it was released in theaters in March 2016, but now that the film has arrived on HBO Go and HBO Now, it's worth seeking out. This hybrid film stars Michael Shannon and Kirsten Dunst, and combines characteristics of sci-fi, cult thrillers, paranoid government conspiracy texts, and faith parables and mashes ... Read more

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‘Show Me A Hero’

A must watch during these politically charge times, 'The Wire' scribe David Simon elevates the nuts and bolts of urban planning to Shakespearean tragedy.  After the city of Yonkers receives a federal mandate to build public housing in a middle class area, the youngest mayor in America (Oscar Isaacs) attempts to hold the city together as... Read more

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‘Veep’

Today’s a stressful day for everyone. Why not light the mood by binging on the smartest political satires currently on television? Selina Meyer’s (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) clawing attempts to get into, and later stay in, the Oval Office have been entertaining us for five seasons, which means you have a lot of curse-fueled antics to watch.