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“Dissonance Theory” Both Reveals and Conceals Westworld’s Purpose

Westworld goes beyond HBO's usual visual spectacle and raunchy window dressing to offer philosophical meditations on both narrative and character.

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Confronting Evil, Determinism, and Death in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Exploring the darker core of a Christmas classic reveals just what is so wonderful about life.

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‘A Wild Swan and Other Tales’: A Twist on Fairy Tales for a More Sober Time

Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham gives a compelling demonstration of how to reimagine magic while retaining a literary legacy.

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‘Westworld’ Continues to be a Cerebral Examination of Consciousness and Story

"The Stray" deepens the narrative as both story and characters move forward in unexpected ways.

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“Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox” Offers a Fun Bottle Episode Resolved a Bit Too Quickly

A lot of family drama, and a little demon action, comprise this mostly stand-alone episode.

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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2016: ‘Let Her Out’

There are moments that peek out from the general blandness of this film, moments that display artistry and the potential for something greater.

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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2016: ‘The Master Cleanse’

Making a film about juice cleansing doesn’t seem like the deepest mine of material, does it?

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‘Supernatural’ Resurrects Hitler in an Odd, Stand-Alone Episode

An average, stand-alone episode leaves us wondering about the future of season 12.

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“American Nightmare” Continues the ‘Supernatural’ Exploration of Family Dynamics

Supernatural explores family matters and political symbolism in this week's episode.

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‘Doctor Strange’ Stakes a Claim as Marvel’s Best

Long on imagination, fun, and interpersonal drama, director Scott Derrickson’s ethereal adventure also warps enough space-time to terrify Stephen Hawking.

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The Voice of the Demagogue and American So-Called Democracy

Gabriel Over the White House seriously asks a question that should only be asked as satire or farce: what if the best solution for the US is to have a fascist dictator in charge?

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1 Nov 2016 // 2:00 AM

The TV Gothic: When Horror Came Home

Fetish dolls, freak outs, and feminism (really scary) all played their roles in '70s TV horror.

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What Is ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Trying to Accomplish?

Can the rebooted film franchise keep what is special about Star Trek, but boldly go where no director has gone before?

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Supernatural: Season 12, Episode 3 - “The Foundry”

The show gets some serious girl power, and possibly loses two early fan favorites.

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When Is a Prequel Better Than the Original? When It’s ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’

By piling on the characterization and atmosphere, Mike Flanagan creates a true horror classic out of broken pieces from the previous title.

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Tyler Perry’s ‘Boo: A Madea Halloween’ Is Scary Good

By removing most of the "Go with God" material, the faith-based filmmaker has created his most consistent mainstream comedy to date.

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M. R. James’ Ghost Stories Work Eerily Well in This Graphic Fiction Form

Leah Moore and John Reppion deliver thrills and chills in a way that M. R. James would surely have approved of -- in shadows and by degree.

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‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Son of Rosemary’: From Demonology to Religious Fundamentalism

Whereas the original finds horror in alienation from mainstream culture, the sequel finds horror in the force that mobilizes all culture into a monolithic mainstream.

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Lost and Found: A ‘Blair Witch’ Postmortem

As the latest Blair Witch exits cinemas, PopMatters asks what was the aura of the first Blair Witch Project, and has it been lost?

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"The Cube Escape games are awful puzzle games, but they're an addicting descent into madness.

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