Pernell Walker, James Franco, and Maggie Gyllenhaal in 'The Deuce'

REVIEW: David Simon Has ’70s New York Wired in ‘The Deuce’

TV auteur David Simon (The Wire, Generation Kill) has returned to HBO with longtime collaborator George Pelecanos for another look at life on the streets, this time with The Deuce, focused on the people who swarmed about the epicenter of American Sleaze — 42nd Street between 7th and 8th avenues in Manhattan in the 1970s…

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AWARDS CHATTER: ‘Westworld’ Aims for an Upset

Over the weekend, HBO’s freshman drama Westworld picked up five well-deserved Creative Emmys, and it stands to win up to seven more during Sunday night’s live ceremony. Evan Rachel Wood, Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton, and Jeffrey Wright represent the sci-fi masterpiece in four major acting categories, and co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are up…

(from left) Ben Robson, Carolina Guerra, Jake Weary, Scott Speedman, Finn Cole, Shawn Hatosy, and Molly Gordon in the season 2 finale of 'Animal Kingdom'

#Bingeworthy: Season 2 of ‘Animal Kingdom’

With its second season now complete, it’s fair to say that Animal Kingdom has become one of the best summer shows going and, in so doing, helped to raise the bar for TNT, once best known for network-lite fare like The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles.   Based on an Australian crime film of the…

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