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The Spirit of ‘Columbo’ in New ‘Poker Face’

Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” movies are popular enough to have him doing Hollywood features full time. But he steps away from that success to bring something that really hasn’t been on TV in too long: A perfectly-made procedural. The super enjoyable “Poker Face” (Peacock, streaming) stars Natasha Lyonne (of “Russian Doll”) as a unrooted woman […]

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Also Thursday: ‘The 1619 Project’ on Hulu

Bad news for white supremacists trying to ban Rebekah Hannah-Jones’ Pulitzer Prize-winning tome from schools. Now there’s a six-part documentary series of “The 1619 Project” (Hulu, streaming) available to all (with a subscription). As she did in the book, the author takes a striking approach, in this case tying long-hidden aspects of American history with […]

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‘Naomi,’ Ava DuVernay’s New Superheroine

It’s gotten to the point where the CW network couldn’t think of launching a new series that isn’t a superhero show. Hence the new series “Naomi” (CW, 9 p.m.), ostensibly about a smart high school girl who is also a big Superman fan. Produced in part from Ava DuVernay, the girl-empowerment series is an origin […]

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