Articles tagged drama

In ‘Mountains May Depart’ China’s Future Is Coming, Like It or Not

Jia Zhangke’s quasi-surreal triptych captures a fractured China losing its bearings amidst momentous changes.

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iZombie: Season 2, Episode 12 - “Physician, Heal Thy Selfie”

“Physician, Heal Thy Selfie” does a great deal of heavy lifting plot-wise, yet it never does so at the expense of good storytelling and character development.

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The X-Files: Season 10, Episode 4 - “Home Again”

Where “Mulder and Scully Meet a Were-Monster” was meant to relive all the good times, “Home Again” poignantly reminds them of all they’ve been through and sacrificed.

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Mercy Street: Season 1, Episode 4 - “The Belle Alliance”

Mercy Street hits its stride with the various and earned twists and turns of its fourth episode.

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Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 6

While this week's plots run in a predictable fashion, there's still fun to be had in the Abbey.

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Brown Lives Don’t Matter in the Dark and Cruel World of ‘Visaranai’

Visaranai compels us to interrogate our presumptions about the bourgeois state apparatus.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 13 – “Alistair Pitt (No. 103)”

A nice bounce back week for The Blacklist, although it still has a way to go to regain its mojo.

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Keeping Up With Jessica Jones, the Postmodern Anti-Hero Next Door

Jessica Jones breaks the Marvel superhero mold in a distinctly postmodern way.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 4 - “The World in the Walls”

A well-crafted episode that ties together the loose threads that have made up this season so far.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 12 - “Don’t You Forget About Me”

In another stand-alone episode, there's a lot of teen drama and some surprises, but not much potential.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Consequences of Advanced Spellcasting”

Stella Maeve's performance is the bright spot in an episode that suffers from the same issues as the pilot.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 12 - “The Vehm (No. 132)”

Last year, much of The Blacklist felt like 3 pounds of sausage in a 5 pound casing; hopefully, "The Vehm" is an aberration rather than an indication of rest of the season.

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‘Hail, Caesar!’ Is a Comedy Without Laughs

The Coen brothers’ artfully conceived but strained satire of '50s Hollywood gets the look right, but little else.

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The X-Files: Season 10, Episode 3 - “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster”

Even if the remaining three episodes don’t live up to the standard set by “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster”, there’s no doubt that it'll stand as a new classic.

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The Flash: Season 2, Episode 12 - “The Fast Lane”

The Flash is one of the best family dramas on TV today.

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iZombie: Season 2, Episode 11 - “Fifty Shades of Grey Matter”

At this point, the larger story that looms over the entire series is so intricate and the characterizations so spot-on that watching the show never disappoints.

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August Wilson’s ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Gets a Vibrant National Theatre Revival

Charismatic performances from O-T Fagbenle and Sharon D Clarke ignite Dominic Cooke’s major revival of August Wilson’s play at the National Theatre.

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The Resolution of a Lifespan: James Dean in ‘Giant’

In Giant, James Dean plays a character so desperate to belong that he winds up becoming a perverted reflection of it.

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‘Madoff’: That Smirk Seen Round the World

With a smirk, Dreyfuss as Madoff invites you to feel as though he's granting exclusive access to the mechanics of the biggest Ponzi scheme in US history.

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The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 13 - “Judged”

The inevitable has finally come to fruition in so many ways, and now, we can resume our regularly scheduled The Good Wife programming.

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

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"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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