Articles tagged lev grossman

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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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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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 11 - “Remedial Battle Magic”

A few missteps aren't enough to deny "Remedial Battle Magic" its crown as a clever, well-directed gem of an episode.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 10 - “Homecoming”

As a 45-minute information dump, "Homecoming" is apathetic enough to inspire neither admiration nor contempt.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 9 - “The Writing Room”

A quiet meditation on the inner life, "The Writing Room" succeeds in a way that no other episode of the season has so far.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 8 - “The Strangled Heart”

An absolute mess of an episode that manages to be simultaneously dull, poorly directed, and insulting.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 7 - “The Mayakovsky Circumstance”

The writers experiment with putting their characters in different roles this week, with interesting, if not exceptional results.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 6 - “Impractical Applications”

Falling back into bad habits, this episode is elevated nevertheless by a few shining performances and interesting touches.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 5 - “Mending, Major and Minor”

An understated episode that reveals a great deal of darkness in its characters without becoming overwrought in the process.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 4 - “The World in the Walls”

A well-crafted episode that ties together the loose threads that have made up this season so far.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Consequences of Advanced Spellcasting”

Stella Maeve's performance is the bright spot in an episode that suffers from the same issues as the pilot.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 2 - “The Source of Magic”

With all the introductory stuff out of the way, The Magicians' second episode is a vast improvement on the pilot.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 1 - “Unauthorized Magic”

Good ideas and great effects are marred by poor narrative execution in the pilot episode of SyFy's latest offering.

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The Magicians: Forget Kansas—We’re Not Even in Narnia, Anymore

Lev Grossman has created a fantasy epic that calls into question fantasy epics, revealing the secret poisons hiding in Narnia and Hogwarts.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Looks at the Scenic Vistas and Human Drama of 'Firewatch'

// Moving Pixels

"This week we consider the beautiful world that Campo Santo has built for us to explore and the way that the game explores human relationships through its protagonist's own explorations within that world.

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