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Review: The cinematic pleasures of Showtime’s new Ben Stiller-directed series ‘Escape at Dannemora’

Ben Stiller, director and star of "Zoolander," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "Tropic Thunder," has turned to directing series television with a smart, watchable, elegantly made fact-based drama, "Escape at Dannemora," beginning Sunday on Showtime. In eight hours it recreates the 2015 incident in which two convicts broke out of an upstate New York prison with the help of a prison employee with whom each was said to have carried on an affair.

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Benicio del Toro dug deep for ‘Escape at Dannemora’

"Escape at Dannemora," a seven-part drama based on a true story that's scheduled to air on Showtime, features Benicio del Toro as swaggering career criminal Richard Matt, who is serving time in a New York prison. Matt, along with young grifter David Sweat (Paul Dano), escape in a story that seems too strange to be based in fact.

KET premieres new documentary about Robert Penn Warren

KET presents a new documentary about iconic author Robert Penn Warren, directed by Tom Thurman.