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John Leonard

April 27, 1998 | Television Review
Absolutely Mab

Whatever Queen Mab is doing in NBC's blithe, star-bedecked "Merlin" remains a mystery; so is Miranda Richardson's blue-lipped performance.

April 20, 1998 | Television Review
In Brief: "The Tale of Sweeney Todd"
April 20, 1998 | Television Review
Grave New World

NBC spins Aldous Huxley's prescient, take-no-prisoners novel about a sated society into just another heavy-handed nighttime soap opera.

April 6, 1998 | Television Review
Moondance

An HBO series recaptures the roller-coaster thrills of the race to the moon -- without glossing over the fatal shortcuts.

March 30, 1998 | Television Review
Can't Get Enough

A drug-and-alcohol problem in his own family prompts Bill Moyers to point his camera at America's pervasive culture of addiction.

March 23, 1998 | Television Review
It Came From Minsk

Just in time for Oscar, A&E's provocative, engaging "Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream" tells the ultimate arrivistes' tale.

March 23, 1998 | Television Review
In Brief: "Always Outnumbered" and "Damon"
March 16, 1998 | Television Review
In Brief: "The Informant"
March 16, 1998 | Television Review
Captain's Outrageous

Revisiting "Moby Dick," USA Network offers some improvements on John Huston's film -- notably Patrick Stewart's grand, mad Ahab.

March 2, 1998 | Television Review
Bodies of Evidence

"The Ice House" offers up three mysterious women and one dead man.

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