Matthew Gilbert

Gilbert has been the TV critic at the Globe since 1998. He has also written about TV for Slate, appeared on NPR, and been managing editor at the Boston Review.

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Television Review

In ‘The Dresser,’ no solace for the man behind the man

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A new adaptation on Starz, starring Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen, is rich in commanding, frightening, and sad performances.


For 25 years, Comedy Central has survived on its wits

By , Globe Staff

The cable channel has been a major player in the TV revolution.

TV Critic’s Corner

Epic entertainment from David Lean

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TCM airs an Oscar-winning classic Saturday night: “The Bridge on the River Kwai.”

The Ticket: Television


TV critic Matthew Gilbert’s takes on television this week.