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Preacher: Season 1, Episode 8 – “El Valero”

Preacher's excellent first season stalls a bit as Jesse battles with both his conscience and the revenge-minded Odin Quincannon.

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Preacher: Season 1, Episode 7 - “He Gone”

Jesse continues to push people away in an episode that delves deep into his guilt-ridden past.

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BrainDead, Season 1, Episode 4, “Wake Up Grassroots ...”

Threats, public television, ants, and a knife: BrainDead's uneven fourth episode sets up what should be an important episode five.

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The Geek Feminist Revolution Is Not Only Changing Genres of Fiction, but Society Itself

Whether new worlds are created with the stroke of a keypad or the waving of a placard, both reflect the human capacity for growth, for reinvention, for hope.

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Preacher: Season 1, Episode 6 – “Sundowner”

The true battle lines are finally drawn in a revelatory and impressive episode.

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‘Haven: The Final Season’ Barrels Like a Freight Train Toward Its Conclusion

The "final Season" of Haven rushes toward a satisfying end through inordinate amounts of death and destruction so that love can ultimately triumph.

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‘The Purge: Election Year’ and Its Institutional Monsters

This film doesn't work too hard at making a wholly moral result inevitable, for it must deliver nasty death scenes, sacrifices and scares.

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Preacher: Season 1, Episode 5 - “South Will Rise Again”

Preacher gets cocky, Tulip gets jealous, Cassidy gets laid, and Quincannon serves God (kinda) in season one's halfway point.

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‘The BFG’ Is a Modestly Magical Film for a Grimly Realistic Age

In a deft interplay of shadow and hint, Spielberg shows again his organic genius for the long reveal.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Goring Oxes…”

After a week in which this series finds its groove, the BrainDead universe hits a speed bump.

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

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

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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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‘The Hunger Games’: The Writer’s Cut Really Is Better (Sponsored Article)

Even if you've seen The Hunger Games films dozens of times, the books will reveal character complexities that were left out of the film adaptations.

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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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‘Crimson’ Tests Even Those Most Committed to Eurotrash Film

The best thing about the Crimson DVD is the commentary by historian Richard Harland Smith.

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‘The Conjuring 2’ Speculates on How We Believe or Don’t Believe

This movie is what you expect. You don’t have to believe any of it.

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Double Take: 'The Public Enemy' (1931)

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"Maybe The Public Enemy is a swell dish. Or maybe it ain't so tough. The Steves take on the classic tale of beer and blood.

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