Allison Janney Finds Satisfaction in ‘Masters of Sex’

If you have any qualms about watching nudity, masturbation and copulation, Showtime’s Masters of Sex, premiering tonight (9/29), is not for you. The miniseries about pioneering sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson shows us wired-up subjects giving their all for science, stroke by stroke, surging past taboos like Masters and Johnson did, climaxing in a heady new experience. Even for Showtime, it’s breathtaking stuff — yet Allison Janney is convinced, “The public is going to embrace this, they’re going …

Nixon Movies to Watch as You Mark Watergate’s 40th Anniversary

Can it really be 40 years ago this weekend that the bungled “third-rate burglary” at the Watergate Hotel marked the beginning of the end for a President of the United States? Richard Nixon was already a polarizing figure when his efforts to cover up the White House-Watergate connection were first hatched. But his astonishing fall from power is the stuff of high drama-and it’s not surprising that to this day Hollywood’s most gifted actors seem compelled to take a shot …