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‘Life’: Wait, Haven’t We Seen This Before?

Life disregards its genre predecessor, Alien to the detriment of the film.

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‘2Dark’ Is Not Too Dark

In 2Dark, a cartoon aesthetic quickly alters the gravity of what would otherwise be some very heavy subject matter.

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Spending the Night: Three Old Dark Houses Give Up Their Secrets

Chamber of Horrors, A Game of Death and Invisible Ghost bring '40s black and white thrillers to Blu-ray.

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‘Raw’ Feasts On Forbidden Flesh, Tastefully

Underneath all of Raw's blood and viscera is a carefully crafted weave of progressive and primal ideas that will keep you thinking long afterward.

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Swinging Two Hammers: ‘The Man Who Could Cheat Death’ and ‘The Skull’

Two British horrors with iconic stars about doctors who can't heal themselves and the women who love them.

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‘Supernatural’ Alternates Between Humor and Dread in “Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell”

The show takes a lighthearted break before the potentially intense road to the finalé begins.

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‘On the Nature of Daylight’: Arrival’s Gentle, Beating Heart

Max Richter's 'On the Nature of Daylight' signaled that as a new parent, I was going to have a relationship with Arrival's message.

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All Hail The King: Kong - Skull Island Reigns Supreme

Savage violence and a surprisingly strong focus on character dynamics make Kong: Skull Island the most wickedly delightful action-adventure romp of the year so far.

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It’s Good to Be King in ‘Kong - Skull Island’

Jordan Vogt-Roberts’s monster mash may be one long setup for future films, but if the monsters are going to look this good, we should let them keep fighting.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2017) Is Beautiful and Beastly, But Empty

Disney's new film's nostalgia for Disney's animated classic is overshadowed by a love affair that never blossoms and a story that never surprises.

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‘Supernatural’: Sam Finally Gets the Spotlight In “The Raid”

"The Raid" offers a challenging mix of interesting character exploration and stilted plot developments.

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‘Sorcery!’ Frees You from Narrative Responsibility

Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! is a branching narrative in which the branches are more important than the tree.

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‘Supernatural’: Mary Comes Clean, Gavin Goes Home in the Middling “Family Feud”

The episode reveals some key plot points in a family-themed episode that resolves itself far too easily.

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Lady-Killer: Exploring Coming-of-Age Through Horror in ‘Lady in White’

Lady in White is a patiently-crafted example of how setting and atmosphere can supersede character and action in a story.

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The Indeterminate Terror of the Neighbor in Kurosawa’s ‘Creepy’

The horror of the neighbor is not what is seen but what remains hidden.

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‘Groundhog Day’ and Iterations Toward a Theory of the (Third) Wheel: Or, Larry the Cameraman

No matter what the actor Phil Connors (Bill Murray) does, it's the cameraman Larry (Chris Elliott) who holds the power to make or break him.

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‘Santa Clarita Diet’: “The Farting Sex Tourist” Is Both Deep and Deeply Silly

Despite its title, the episode brings both the funny and the touching in the series' inimitable style.

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‘Get Out’ Is a Fantastic Freak-Out

Jordan Peele's new movie mixes humor, horror, and satire to create vital social commentary.

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Art Transforms in Brad Bird’s Pop Americana Film, ‘The Iron Giant’

This film takes a revisionist approach to forms of American popular culture and mythology -- the Atomic Age, comic books, sci-fi, mid-century design -- and depicts a fierce battle between orthodoxy and individual vision.

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‘Supernatural’ Goes All ‘Reservoir Dogs’ in One of the Season’s Best Episodes

Despite a few gimmicks, this week's potentially classic episode sets the stage for an exciting finalé.

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'Steep' Loves Its Mountains

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"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

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