Articles tagged fantasy

Art Decadence in ‘L’inhumaine’

Smart, sharp and fashionably ahead of its time, L’inhumaine hangs in an aesthetic balance between the cerebral pretensions of a popular literary novel and the continental-chic of a glamour magazine.

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: Again With the End of the World

You've seen the end of the world, you've seen it more than once. It's loud and it's large. And it's not new.

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Preacher: Season 1, Episode 1 - “Pilot”

Preacher's pilot may have more moving parts than most pilots these days, but it's supremely confident in its own specific vision.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 22 - “We Happy Few”

The show serves up an Avengers-esque character round-up, but the plot is powerless.

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18 May 2016 // 10:30 AM

Cannes 2016: ‘The Handmaiden’ + ‘The BFG’

Fantasy is at the heart of two adaptations of famous books screened at Cannes this week, Steven Spielberg's The BFG and Park Chan-wook’s Agassi (The Handmaiden).

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 21 - “All in the Family”

As the season 11 finale looms, Supernatural seems to be subtextually analyzing its relationship with its fans.

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Game of Thrones: Season 6, Episodes 2 and 3 - “Home” and “Oathbreaker”

Seconds chances -- resurrection and return -- abound in the early machinations of the sixth season.

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‘Nebula Awards Showcase 2016’ Will Make Your Toes Curl

Experienced sci-fi readers have seen enough hentai to know where Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 is going.

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Shaggy Dog-Days Tales in ‘Arabian Nights’

Arabian Nights is Miguel Gomes' portrait of contemporary Portugal, refracted through escapist fantasy.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 20 - “Don’t Call Me Shurley”

"Don't Call Me Shurley" offers significant plot developments coupled with a huge reveal, so why wasn't it a better episode?

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 19 - “The Chitters”

Another stand-alone episode, but there's still plenty to discuss in the Supernatural world.

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2 May 2016 // 9:01 AM

Game of Thrones: Season 6, Episode 1 - “The Red Woman”

The women of Game of Thrones drive this episode's narrative, and upend both expectations and reality.

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Shame Bells, Dragons, Bodies: The Art of Suspended Justice and Season 6 of ‘Game of Thrones’

Game of Thrones offers a reality that's pleasurable to contemplate but terrifying to inhabit.

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‘The Winter’ Leaves Its Viewers Feeling Cold

The Winter is not a ghost story, or a love story, or a horror story: it's a black hole of disengagement.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 13 - “Have You Brought Me Little Cakes”

There isn't any better way to respond to this episode than with a angry, sustained "no".

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Once Upon a Time: Season 6, Episode 16 - “Our Decay”

Hades forces Rumpelstiltskin to bring Zelena and child down to the Underworld, because it turns out that he and Zelena have a bit of a past.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 18 - “Hell’s Angel”

A few surprises awaited us in the midst of an otherwise anticlimatic, plot-heavy episode.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 12 - “Thirty-Nine Graves”

Disjointed and sloppy writing make the first season's ostensible climax feel more like a narrative tug-of-war between two incompatible writers.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 15 - “The Brothers Jones”

Killian reunites with his brother Liam; David considers his brother James; complications ensue.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 17 - “Red Meat”

The show delivers a tense, nail-biter of a episode which entertains, but doesn't advance the season 11 plot.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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