Articles tagged drama

‘The Neon Demon’ May Shock, But It Won’t Challenge

Gorgeous and grotesque, The Neon Demon's metaphors of predation may be campy or self-serious, critiques of clichés or just clichés.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 11 - “Vengeance Is Mine”

The focus on politics and war sacrifices the necessary character moments that made season one so compelling.

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‘99 River Street’ Feints and Punches

This noir throws several clever misdirections at the viewer.

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Five Thoughts Recapping the ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Six Finale

What does the Game of Thrones finale tell us about what might come in the next couple of seasons, expected to be the series' last?

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UnREAL: Season 2, Episode 3 - “Guerilla”

UnREAL remains well written, wonderfully acted, and wildly entertaining.

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‘Free State of Jones’ and Its Reimagined Popular History

However noble Gary Ross' revisionist history might be, Free State of Jones leaves unresolved -- and worse, unasked -- a series of vital questions.

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Wim Wenders’ Road Movies as Journeys of Disaffection

With his "Road Trilogy", Wenders suggests that to find our place, we must be displaced.

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‘The Shallows’ Takes Anthropomorphising Deeper

The camera hovers over the ocean's surface or dips below, forcing you, too, to scan apprehensively through the blue-green waters for this relentless stalker.

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Game of Thrones: Season 6, Episode 9 - “Battle of the Bastards”

"Battle of the Bastards" may have satisfied the age-old bloodlust for war; unfortunately, it did so through the more recent tradition of dramatizing, aestheticizing, and making war cool.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 10 - “Prestonpans”

A few victories, infighting, and mud put Jamie and Claire's ability to change history in doubt.

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Preacher: Season 1, Episode 4 - “Monster Swamp”

Battle lines come into focus, as Preacher continues its weird and wild ride.

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‘The Martian’ on Blu-ray: An at-Home Lesson in DIY Space Survival

The Martian puts the fun into being stranded hundreds of million miles from home.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 2, “Playing Politics…”

The ants keep coming, the heads keep exploding, and episode two begins the process of a series getting into its groove.

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Love in the Time of Reboots: My 2017 ‘Twin Peaks’ Dysfunction

Despite the specter of disappointment, it's hard not to get excited over the potential of Twin Peaks' reboot.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 10 - “From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths”

With one season to go, the series has a great deal to wrap up; this season proves it's undoubtedly up to the task.

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‘Gilda’ Is an Invitation to Look Deeper Into Pop Culture

Beautiful, classic, important, and thoroughly complex, Gilda is a real “aficionado” film, and yet it has an undeniable popular appeal.

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UnREAL: Season 2, Episode 2 - “Insurgent”

Season two of UnREAL isn’t shying away from the difficult or the unpleasant.

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BrainDead, Season 1, Episode 1, “The Insanity Principle ...”

The Kings don't quite hit it out of the park with their first post-The Good Wife effort, but the pilot makes the series worth coming back to.

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‘Someone Else’ Director Nelson Kim on the Fluidity of Identity

"The puzzle, or mindfuck film, if you will, is an inherently cinematic idea. Something about the very nature of cinema invites playing around with different levels of reality."

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‘Maggie’s Plan’ Is a Genuinely Satisfying Romantic Comedy

Rebecca Miller’s writerly screwball comedy triangulates Ethan Hawke between two strong-willed women.

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Intimacy with the Devil: Horror and 'the static speaks my name'

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"the static speaks my name creates an uncomfortable intimacy between the player and the protagonist.

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