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Writing in Subtext: The Brilliance and the Problems of ‘Steven Universe’

Steven Universe may be one of the most progressive cartoons ever, but it still stumbles when it comes to depictions of race.

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Best of the Moving Pixels Podcast: Further Explorations of the Zero

We continue our discussion of the early episodes of Kentucky Route Zero by focusing on its third act.

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The Girl of Steel Gets It Right in the First Season

Supergirl manages to balance a large (and growing) ensemble cast with aplomb, but any show with this many costumed characters can come off as a bit silly.

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I Just Murdered My Sister, and It Was Kind of Fun

The Deed makes murder a game, a pretty fun game.

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‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Is a Stop-Motion Fable That Will Expand Your Imagination

Laika draws on Kurosawa and Harryhausen to create a deeply felt, visually dazzling hero's tale.

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‘Ben-Hur’ Should Have Left His Chariot in the Stable

Judah Ben-Hur is back, and this time he’s really… bland

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‘Sausage Party’ Works on Almost Every Demented Level

A gleeful ode to anarchy that transcends both stoner comedy and Pixar spoof.

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‘Pete’s Dragon’ Soars Higher Than Other Recent Remakes

Pete’s Dragon is a fun unabashedly kid-friendly film that makes old-fashioned, simple storytelling cool again.

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‘A Touch of Zen’ Finds the Art in the Martial Arts

Although King Hu's languorous action melodrama loses the thread many times, when all the elements tie together, the result is pure ravishing spectacle.

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Breasting the Amazon With Canoe and Coati Mundi in ‘Manhunt in the Jungle’

Perhaps that anti-celebratory bit of colonial chastening is among the reasons this modest if sincere effort is so obscure.

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Someone Needs to Stop ‘Suicide Squad’ Before It Kills Again

Suicide Squad forgoes interesting characters and engaging plotlines in favor of faux nihilism and flat one-liners.

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Preacher: Season 1, Episode 10 - “Call and Response”

Preacher wraps its first season as only it could, which isn't necessarily such a good thing.

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ Treks Towards Planet Hollywood

Justin Lin helms creates a popcorn-friendly Fast and Furious Star Trek with Roddenberry's original vision jettisoned in the escape pods.

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Preacher: Season 1, Episode 9 - “Finish the Song”

Worlds come crashing together in perhaps the best episode of the series thus far.

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Who’s Watching the Watchers in ‘Nerve’?

Nerve indicts the bad social media consumers, but lets you, the "better watchers", off the hook.

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‘Lost Sea’ Wants to Be a Casual Roguelike

Lost Sea is a fun low-impact experience until it remembers that it's a roguelike and rains down swift unmerciful death.

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By Looking Backward, ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Prepares the Franchise for the Future

Star Trek Beyond successfully straddles the fine line between Star Wars' high tech toy merchandising and the serious ideas fostered by concept creator, Gene Roddenberry. It's also a stone cold blast.

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Preacher: Season 1, Episode 8 – “El Valero”

Preacher's excellent first season stalls a bit as Jesse battles with both his conscience and the revenge-minded Odin Quincannon.

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Preacher: Season 1, Episode 7 - “He Gone”

Jesse continues to push people away in an episode that delves deep into his guilt-ridden past.

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A Gaggle of Ghosts, a Brace of Bamboo, ‘A Touch of Zen’

King Hu's martial arts masterpiece is a long, moody, beautiful, unpredictable film.

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The Vast Loneliness of 'No Man's Sky'

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"You cannot escape yourself in No Man's Sky. There is little to do but analyze the self.

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