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“The Book of Nora” Opens as ‘The Leftovers’ Draws to a Perfect Close

The story ends with a story, making The Leftovers' experiential sensation one of divine artistic intent.

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‘The Jacques Rivette Collection’: Three Proto-Lynchian Dream Teases

Rivette's Duelle, Noroît and Merry-Go-Round are the kind of films that are always on the verge of almost making sense.

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’The Mummy (2017)’ Abandons Campy Fun for Faux Gravitas

Alex Kurtzman’s first chapter in the ‘Dark Universe’ franchise is stuck somewhere between William Castle and William Shakespeare.

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From the Superhero Universe of Brute Ego, Wonder Woman Arises, Unsullied

Seventy-five years ago Wonder Woman arose to show what a stagnating comic book medium could achieve; now she does it again, and in so doing, rescues the DC franchise from itself.

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A Dreamer on a Different Scale: Michaël Dudok de Wit on Creating ‘The Red Turtle’

de Wit emphasizes respect for the audience in his animated works, and feels he's succeeded "...when the spectator is carried clearly and explicitly in a story, and then it's suddenly open to interpretation."

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’—Jack Sparrow Should Have Slept This One Off

Though Captain Jack Sparrow is to be commended for trying to make alcoholism fun again, watching Johnny Depp channel his best Dudley Moore becomes tedious.

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‘Supernatural’: Season 12 Ends With a Bang, Not a Whimper

The wayward sons carry on in a two-part finalé full of action, surprises, and death.

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Supernatural Sets the Stage for Season Finalé With “There’s Something About Mary”

A busy episode in which at least one character dies, two become puppets, and three are trapped and left for dead in an unlikely place.

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‘Supernatural’: “Twigs and Twine and Tasha Banes” Recalls the Past, Suggests the Future

A dark and dreary chapter that ends up being one of the season's most memorable stand-alone episodes.

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‘The Leftovers’ “The Book of Kevin” Subverts Expectations in a Near-Perfect Episode

"The Book of Kevin" subverts its own narrative to offer a profound meditation on its own intelligent design.

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‘Supernatural’: “The Future” Starts Bleak, Then Meanders Into Rehashed Plots

A deeply disturbing opening and several bad plot devices inch us closer to the finalé.

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Midwestern ‘Weirdness’ Inspires Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods tackles earth-rumbling concepts -- faith, mortality, media obsession -- but his acclaimed novel is rooted in the relative quiet of the Midwest.

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Relics and Replicas: A Retrospective Reimagining of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Disney's latest rendition misses a kaleidoscope of potentialities: to revise and ruminate, to subvert and distort, to complicate and transcend.

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Animation Film ‘Your Name.’ May Be the Best Body Swapping Movie in Decades

Although lacking slightly in character development, Makoto Shinkai's newest film is saccharine, gorgeous and heartwarming.

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‘Supernatural’: “The Memory Remains” Retreads Some Familiar Territory

"The Memory Remains", with a few minor exceptions, borrows heavily from a season one classic.

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‘About Time’ Is the Donald Trump of Romantic Comedies

About Time professes to celebrate life, but instead celebrates perhaps the most narcissistic, selfish behaviour ever rendered in film.

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‘Supernatural’: The Twisty “British Invasion” Is Confusing, Surprising, and Fun

Supernatural (finally) airs a must-see episode of genuinely surprising plot twists.

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Supernatural’s ‘Ladies Drink Free’ Is a Dull Pit Stop on the Road to the Finalé

The show comes back from a seasonal hiatus with a predictable monster-of-the-week episode, but at least it contains some hints for the future.

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J.D. Wilkes Puts the American South’s Contradictions Up for Reconsideration

A novel that believes monsters are “as much a part of us as our penchant for fried chicken and turnip greens.”

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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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