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‘Orphan Black’: The Frenetic “The Clutch of Greed” Features Impersonations, Violence, and Loss

There’s a lot to unpack, but the show deftly moves things toward a quickly approaching finalé with its signature fast pace.

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‘iZombie’: “Conspiracy Weary” Deftly Connects the Season’s Numerous Plots

With a fourth season confirmed, everything doesn't need to be wrapped up quickly in iZombie, season 3.

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Netflix Mystery ‘Shimmer Lake’ Opens Up a Conversation About the New World of Film

"Studios are not making these types of movies anymore... and so places like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and YouTube Red are coming in and filling the void," says Footprint Features CEO, Adam Saunders.

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‘Orphan Black’s The Crowded “Few Who Dare” Sets Up for the Final Season

"The Few Who Dare" continues to keep the clones separate, for the most part, as they each pull on a different thread in the Neolution plot.

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‘iZombie’: “Return of the Dead Guy” Is Overcrowded But Still Entertaining

While clearly the larger ongoing stories will continue into next season, "Return of the Dead Guy" is still a fun hour, if not a standout episode.

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2017: ‘Black Code’ + ‘Bill Nye’ + ‘The Blood Is at the Doorstep’

A trio of documentaries on ostensibly diverse subjects (suppression of online dissent, a climate change crusade, a family’s struggle for justice after a police shooting) all circle back to the fight for agency in the modern world.

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The Hollywood Star as Fetish Object: Joan Crawford in ‘Mildred Pierce’

Joan Crawford embodies the universal cipher: a flat, empty surface that reflects anything but reveals nothing. There was never a more perfect actress.

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White by Northwest: ‘Twin Peaks’ and American Mortality

"White" and "weird" series such as Twin Peaks and Wayward Pines speak to an American history haunted by colonialism and racism.

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‘iZombie’: “Twenty-Sided, Die” Is a Near-Perfect Balance of Plot and Humor

"Twenty-Sided, Die" is an episode that manages to balance its mix of long-term and short-term plots perfectly; the episode flies by in a blur of hilarity and new twists.

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iZombie: Season 3, Episode 8 - “Eat a Knievel” Has Liv Acting Especially Ridiculous

Liv staples her brain and offers Justin some of Finn Vincible’s brain so that they can have the same personality for their date.

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On Norman Mailer, Jack Henry Abbott, and the Legacy of Going Too Deep Into the Belly of the Beast

How Norman Mailer, while preparing 1979's The Executioner's Song, collaborated with Jack Henry Abbott and opened doors that should have remained shut.

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Things Move Fast in ‘iZombie’ “Dirt Nap Time”

The fast-paced “Dirt Nap Time” successfully juggles large plot points and entertaining character moments.

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‘iZombie’: “Some Like It Hot Mess” Sets Up Interesting Developments

Halfway through the season, "Some Like It Hot Mess" answers one big question, sets up more, and establishes the direction of the remainder of the season.

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‘Riverdale’ Gets Good By Embracing Its Campy, Gothic Aesthetic

Despite my initial dislike of the CW's Riverdale, this soapy teen drama slowly grew on me.

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‘Prison Movies’ Is a Serious Attempt to Define a Genre and Identify Its Key Characteristics

While some historians classify prison films as offshoots of the gangster film, Kehrwald sees the prison film as relating more closely to social problem films and melodramas.

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‘Twin Peaks’: Flame Wars, Walk With Me

On 22 May, Twin Peaks returns; unfortunately, so does everything else that surrounds any significant pop culture text. This is how it will go.

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Liv Brings the Pain in ‘iZombie’: “Spanking the Zombie”

This is a terrific episode, that in true iZombie fashion, moves the plot while reinforcing the emotional bonds that ultimately make the series special.

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John Darnielle’s ‘Universal Harvester’ Holds a Mystery Within a Mystery

Universal Harvester isn't what it looks like, but part of the fun and force come in finding out what it really, maybe is.

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The Reluctant Superhero: The Guilty Walk of David Banner

The Incredible Hulk offered a number of metaphors for both post-war guilt and issues of white masculinity.

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American Gun Culture and the Political Aesthetics of Keith Maitland’s ‘Tower’

Tower seeks to awake us from our ideological slumber by returning us to the first mass school shooting in modern US history. Are we awake, yet?

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Discusses 'Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2'

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"Our foray into the adventure-game-style version of the Borderlands continues.

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