Articles tagged fairy tales, fantasy, science fiction, horror, graphic novels, neil gaiman, gregory maguire

‘Don’t Breathe’ Won’t Even Give You the Breath to Scream

With surprises and scares, Fede Alvarez's thriller keeps everyone but The Blind Man unnerved.

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‘The Sea of Trees’ Can’t See the Woods for the Heavy-Handed Metaphors

This fairy tale mediation on guilt and redemption belabors its themes to the point of silliness.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 8 - “Grotesque”

Fear the Walking Dead draws its focus to Nick, who wanders the Mexican desert and finds his only comfort among walkers.

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Angela Pleasence Exhibits Madness and Love in ‘Symptoms’

Symptoms reaches for a different sort of horror, the kind that festers in the obsessive minds of the romantically distraught.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 9 - “Taking on Water ...”

This is a series struggling to find its point; episode nine does nothing to help BrainDead find an answer.

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‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Is a Stop-Motion Fable That Will Expand Your Imagination

Laika draws on Kurosawa and Harryhausen to create a deeply felt, visually dazzling hero's tale.

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The Hunted and the Haunted in ‘King Stakh’s Wild Hunt’

Deeply baroque and shamelessly foreboding, Uladzimir Karatkevich’s King Stakh’s Wild Hunt is a crowning achievement of Belarusian gothic.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 8 - “The Path to War Part One…”

BrainDead sets the stage for battle in a strong follow-up to a weak week.

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Stranger Things: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Holly, Jolly”

Stranger Things continues to recreate unique film genre fixtures of a bygone decade in a fascinating ongoing televisual experiment.

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15 Aug 2016 // 1:30 AM

Retrofuturism in French Electronic Music

A new collection provides powerful examples of French ambivalent modernity; at once futuristic, optimistic, erotic, humorous, restless, and apocalyptic.

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The Stillness That Slays: Buffy, “The Gift”, and the Avoidance of Choice

Buffy's final action in "The Gift" is both a noble sacrifice and a narrative evasion of the hard choices the series is predicated on.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 7 - “The Power of Euphemism ...”

For an up-and-down debut season, BrainDead stumbles yet again as the story's direction stalls.

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Stranger Things: Season 1, Episode 2 - “The Weirdo on Maple Street”

Stranger Things continues to offer escapism and cultural touchstones to a bygone era for the audience to decode.

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Past and Present, Space and Time: The Script for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Though pasts and futures are undone and redone, by the end we are left where we began.

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Preacher: Season 1, Episode 10 - “Call and Response”

Preacher wraps its first season as only it could, which isn't necessarily such a good thing.

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In ‘The Childhood of a Leader’, Old Europe Rises on the Shoulders of a Psychopath

Brady Corbet’s disturbing psycho-historical melodrama is like the Stanley Kubrick edit of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 6 - “Notes Toward a Post-Reagan Theory…”

BrainDead bounces back with a lot of dancing, a lot of booze, and a ton of fun.

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‘In the Shadow of Frankenstein’ Will Haunt Your Dreams

In the Shadow of Frankenstein provides a first-rate example of how the creature's heart continues to pump life into the horror genre.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 5 - “Back to Work…”

BrainDead's response to switching days and losing ratings? The weakest episode yet.

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Preacher: Season 1, Episode 9 - “Finish the Song”

Worlds come crashing together in perhaps the best episode of the series thus far.

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