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What’s on TV Monday: ‘What Maisie Knew’ and ‘The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All’


Julianne Moore, left, and Onata Aprile in “What Maisie Knew.”

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Rock on with Julianne Moore and Tilda Swinton as superstars wreaking havoc on their loved ones. Or hear what the men have to say about Rachel’s behavior during her love quest.

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WHAT MAISIE KNEW (2013) on Amazon. A divorcing Manhattan couple — Susanna (Julianne Moore), a rock musician, and Beale (Steve Coogan), an art dealer — turn into monster parents when their daughter, Maisie (Onata Aprile), becomes a pawn in their bitter custody feud in this updating of Henry James’s 1897 novel. Alexander Skarsgard, as Susanna’s new beau, and Joanna Vanderham, as Maisie’s nanny and Beale’s fresh squeeze, become the child’s caretakers as her parents somehow forget she exists, and form what starts to look like an unofficial family. “‘What Maisie Knew’ lays waste to the comforting dogma that children are naturally resilient, and that our casual, unthinking cruelty to them can be answered by guilty and belated displays of affection,” A. O. Scott wrote in The New York Times. “It accomplishes this not by means of melodrama, but by a mixture of understatement and thriller-worthy suspense.”


Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton in “A Bigger Splash.”

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A BIGGER SPLASH (2016) on iTunes and HBO Now. Marianne (a near-silent Tilda Swinton), a rock star recuperating from throat surgery, and her lover, Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts), find their reverie on a volcanic island in the Strait of Sicily interrupted when her former beau, Harry (Ralph Fiennes), and his daughter, Penelope (Dakota Johnson), unexpectedly roar in. Harry is on a desperate mission, and soon Marianne and Paul’s bliss has been rather violently commandeered by wandering glances and furtive caresses. The Italian director Luca Guadagnino has loosely adapted Jacques Deray’s 1969 New Wave thriller, “La Piscine,” and added magnificent digs and a soundtrack throbbing with the Rolling Stones, Harry Nilsson, Verdi and 1970s Brazilian classics.

What’s on TV


From left, Chris Harrison, Rachel Lindsay and Dean in “The Bachelorette.”

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THE BACHELORETTE: THE MEN TELL ALL 8 p.m. on ABC. It’s that time during Rachel Lindsay’s quest for love when the rejected bachelors pile on all their disappointment while revealing to the world a few things she probably wishes could be left behind closed doors.

A.F.I. LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO DIANE KEATON 8 p.m. on TCM. Ms. Keaton gets the royal treatment from the American Film Institute and friends including Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Steve Martin and Warren Beatty in a ceremony taped on June 8. It’s followed by Mr. Beatty’s “REDS” (1981), featuring Ms. Keaton’s Oscar-winning role as the Bolshevik sympathizer and journalist Louise Bryant, at 9:30, and “MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY” (1993), in which she and Mr. Allen play amateur sleuths who suspect foul play in the death of their neighbor, at 2:30 a.m.

CBSN: ON ASSIGNMENT 10 p.m. on CBS; also streaming on CBSNews.com. This summer primetime series from CBS News explores global issues through on-the-ground reporting, starting with the humanoid robots being developed in Japan to help address the nation’s population decline.

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