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‘Supernatural’ Season 11 Is a Battle Between Good and Lackluster

As the Winchesters fight an all-powerful yet boring villain, the show is redeemed by its stand-alone episodes.

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Domestic Infelicity: ‘Way Out’ Is Lost and Found on YouTube

Roald Dahl's short-lived anthology feels like a merging of Rod Serling's horror and sci-fi with Alfred Hitchcock's obsession with unhappy marriages.

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Fritz Lang Shows His Hand With ‘The Spiders’ and ‘Destiny’

From playing with Death to finding a lost Incan civilisation, these two silents are bursting with adventure and intrigue.

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Revisiting ‘Lucifer’, the Man of Wealth and Taste

For a show based around the devil breaking free from Hell, Lucifer is ironically trapped in a repeating formula on Fox Television.

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In ‘The Last Days of New Paris’, Art Kills Nazis

In Miéville’s imagining, art isn't something to hang in a museum. It is politics. It is freedom. Like Woody Guthrie’s guitar of old, this art kills fascists.

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Indie Horror Meets World Cinema in the Cult ‘Carnival of Souls’

With its distinctive atmosphere and cryptic mysteries, Herk Harvey's sole feature film is an unparalleled classic of cult horror.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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