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SundanceTV is making and celebrating television as distinctive as the best independent films. Working with today’s most remarkable talent, SundanceTV is attracting viewer and critical acclaim for its original scripted and unscripted series. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., SundanceTV delivers on the spirit of founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity.

Hal Holbrook’s Top Ten Movies

Article: Hal Holbrook’s Top Ten Movies

Things don’t end too well for Hal Holbrook’s Rutherford Gaines on RECTIFY, but this role is just one in an impressive list on the actor’s resume. In his long career, he’s won five Emmys, a Tony and has been nominated for an Oscar. He’s made his mark in more than 40 movies. Which is your favorite?

And Now We Call to the Stand… “Law & Order” Female Guest Stars Before They Were Famous

Article: And Now We Call to the Stand… “Law & Order” Female Guest Stars Before They Were Famous

Claire Danes, January Jones, Julianna Margulies… No, it’s not the Golden Globes. It’s actresses who’ve appeared on “Law & Order”!

Double The Love: A Pair Of Poets On “Rectify”

Article: Double The Love: A Pair Of Poets On “Rectify”

Poetry has a knack for capturing souls–the souls of a person, a place, and in this case, the soul of the series RECTIFY, thanks to poets Jennifer L. Knox and Leanne Grabel.

10 More Great Zingers from Law & Order’s Lennie Briscoe

Article: 10 More Great Zingers from Law & Order’s Lennie Briscoe

Even in a show so eminently quotable as Law & Order, Jerry Orbach’s character Dectective Lennie Briscoe stands out—fans waited for his endless string of hilariously cringe-worthy one-liners week after week, and they were never disappointed. Get ready to laugh out loud, we’ve uncovered a new batch of quotes from Detective Briscoe.

Jared’s Blog: Nine Inch Nails Essay

Article: Jared’s Blog: Nine Inch Nails Essay

I’m sorry. I understand that these assignments are supposed to help us prepare for the SAT, but man… I’m sorry. I like Shakespeare and everything, but this? This is just ridiculous: “This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeit of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars….”

Everyone Loves Lucy Lawless and Here’s Why…

Article: Everyone Loves Lucy Lawless and Here’s Why…

Who doesn’t love Lucy Lawless? This gorgeous New Zealand-born actress with a sunny (but fierce) personality is a pop culture icon, and she can steal any show in only a few fleeting moments on screen, as she proves in TOP OF THE LAKE; she’s got the charisma to wrap the audience around her little finger in seconds. And while she’s famous for playing Xena, she’s a multidimensional performer with some interests that may surprise you. Read on for some of our favorite Lucy Lawless moments — on and off screen.

10 Reasons Why Holly Hunter Is a Badass

Article: 10 Reasons Why Holly Hunter Is a Badass

Let’s just all agree: Holly Hunter is a badass. She’s won Emmys, a Golden Globe and — not to mention the hearts of fans. She’s given us comedy, drama, grit, sex appeal and intelligence in an astounding variety of roles. And that voice — oh, that voice. And of course Hunter filled an unforgettable role in the SundanceTV original series TOP OF THE LAKE. Let’s take a look at some of Hunter’s most remarkable roles in a career full of them.

1. TOP OF THE LAKE (2013)
In TOP OF THE LAKE, Hunter reunites with her Piano director, Jane Campion. “Jane asking me to do it was a big attraction,” Hunter told Vanity Fair about the role of GJ, a revered figure — whose long, straight gray hair oddly resembles Campion’s own — running a camp for women who are looking to escape and seek redemption. Eerie and transcendent, Hunter gives a mesmerizing performance.

Double The Love: Married Theater Directors on “Rectify”

Article: Double The Love: Married Theater Directors on “Rectify”

Who better to invite to double the RECTIFY love than two seasoned, creative powerhouses like Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad.

Double The Love: The “Haiku Guys” on “Rectify”

Article: Double The Love: The “Haiku Guys” on “Rectify”

When SundanceTV invited creative collaborators Erick Szentmiklosy and Daniel Zaltsman — otherwise known as “The Haiku Guys” — to double the love for RECTIFY, fans gained two one-of-a-kind haikus, each of which went for the essence of a season premiere. Disclaimer: They get deep.

See What the Critics are Saying about “BRICK CITY”

Article: See What the Critics are Saying about “BRICK CITY”

BRICK CITY impressed critics with its insider look at all the issues–from the streets to the halls of the government–effecting a city trying to come back from the edge of destruction. As interesting as the docu-series itself, here’s what the reviews had to say about Season 2.

Anna Gunn’s Top Five TV Roles

Article: Anna Gunn’s Top Five TV Roles

Anna Gunn has graced our TV screens long before she played Skylar white on Breaking Bad. Here’s a list of the top 5 TV roles from Emmy-winning actress.

“Rectify, Rectify” by Leanne Grabel

Article: “Rectify, Rectify” by Leanne Grabel

To rectify. To remedy. To make right. / As in Got to rectify the situation. / Fix it. Fix it! / Classical Southern tragedy. / A dead girl and mistakes. / A blurry murderer with glittering eyes.

10 Movies Worth Drinking to (and the Drink to Do It With)

Article: 10 Movies Worth Drinking to (and the Drink to Do It With)

It’s always five o’clock somewhere, which is why we encourage you to raise a glass alongside some of our favorite film lushes. Choose your drinking buddies wisely (characters vary in intoxication level from tidy tipplers to rip-roaring drunks). Bottoms up!

Daniel Holden Mix Tape by Jennifer L. Knox

Article: Daniel Holden Mix Tape by Jennifer L. Knox

Phantoms chatting through the concrete walls / talk of tater tots, last meals. Are you sure / the words belong to someone? From the grass, / her head watches, counts your sleeping breaths…

Double The Love: Twin Former Rockettes On “Rectify”

Article: Double The Love: Twin Former Rockettes On “Rectify”

Like RECTIFY’s character Amantha, Katherine and Kimberly Corp are self-described “fighters.” The two even share a birthday with Amantha actress Abigail Spencer. When these professional dancers and former Radio City Rockettes set out to get back into shape, their drive to help others as well led to opening the NYC fitness Studio Pilates on Fifth! SundanceTV invited these entrepreneurial sisters to double the love for their new favorite TV show, RECTIFY. Check out their quotes below.

San Diego Comic-Con 2014: Five Chances to Score a “Breaking Bad” Comic Book

Article: San Diego Comic-Con 2014: Five Chances to Score a “Breaking Bad” Comic Book

Walter White fans: Here’s another chance to win a copy of the the coveted, never-for-sale collector’s item.

Michael Showalter Doesn’t Care About Christina Lee’s “House of Cards” Withdrawal

Article: Michael Showalter Doesn’t Care About Christina Lee’s “House of Cards” Withdrawal

Clown metaphors creep into the conversation when Showalter attempts to soothe Lee’s frazzled nerves about the far-off Season 3 premiere date.

“Law & Order” Had Many Spin-Offs But Are Any Competitors? Vote Now!

Article: “Law & Order” Had Many Spin-Offs But Are Any Competitors? Vote Now!

Creator Dick Wolf sure knew he had a good thing going with the original Law & Order series. After the show had been on air for nine seasons, he introduced Law & Order: Special Victims Unit which made household names out of Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni. And that was just the beginning. Over the next few years, Wolf added Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) and Law & Order: LA (2010). There was even a movie spin-off: Exiled starring a Law & Order original, Chris Noth. But what entry in the franchise is your favorite? Did anything prove better than the original?

SundanceTV’s Original Scripted Mini-Series “One Child” to Premiere This Fall

Article: SundanceTV’s Original Scripted Mini-Series “One Child” to Premiere This Fall

Announced at the Television Critics Association press tour: The four-hour series penned by Guy Hibbert and starring Katie Leung (Harry Potter) and featuring Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds) and Donald Sumpter (Game of Thrones) will air on Fri., Dec. 5 and Sat., Dec. 6.

Double the Love: Two Social Media Mavens on “Rectify”

Article: Double the Love: Two Social Media Mavens on “Rectify”

To keep “doubling the love” for RECTIFY, SundanceTV asked two social media mavens — Sundi Rose-Holt, a Community contributor at Entertainment Weekly who live tweets the series each Thursday night from @sroseholt and Kimber Myers from TVTag, which encourages online check-ins during each broadcast — to share why they love the series. Check out their eloquent replies below.

Jared’s Blog: Benjamin Franklin Essay

Article: Jared’s Blog: Benjamin Franklin Essay

Benjamin Franklin once wrote: “The idle man is the miserable man.” Personally, I wonder if Franklin even knew that many idle people, because he was so busy inventing libraries and glasses and dime stores, when would he have even had time to chill with anyone, idle or otherwise?

“Breaking Bad” Fans: Ten Chances to Win the “Breaking Bad” Comic Book

Article: “Breaking Bad” Fans: Ten Chances to Win the “Breaking Bad” Comic Book

SundanceTV’s sister network AMC scored 16 Emmy nominations for Breaking Bad! In honor of the good news, ten lucky fans have a chance to win a copy of AMC’s Breaking Bad comic book. To enter, follow @SundanceTV on Twitter then tweet #BBComicSweeps. Once you do, you’ll be automatically entered for the drawing.

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Top 5 Robert Morse Movies from the ’60s

Article: Top 5 Robert Morse Movies from the ’60s

To congratulate Robert Morse for his Emmy nomination, we wanted to go back to the Mad Men era to revisit some of his earlier roles. Check out our picks of his top swinging ’60s movies. Just remember to take off your shoes!

Top 5 Christina Hendricks Movies

Article: Top 5 Christina Hendricks Movies

Christina Hendricks’ portrayal of Joan Harris on Mad Men turns heads for sure. But the talented redhead — who just earned her fourth Emmy nomination — is so much more than an hourglass figure and a pen necklace. To wit, her top five movies.