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‘Groundhog Day’ Meets T.S. Eliot in ‘Life of Significant Soil’

This indie film charts the last gasp of a relationship between two New Yorkers who need each other, but aren't sure why.

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‘Playing House’: Season Three Offers a Near-Perfect Blend of Humor and Drama

Playing House's third season proves that "sisters doin' it for themselves" means sisters doin' it for each other, too.

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Larry David’s ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Returns to HBO for Ninth Season on Oct. 1

Curb Your Enthusiasm returns to HBO on October 1st.

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In ‘The Big Sick’ and Other Films, Zoe Kazan Evolves the Rom-Com From Within

In a film world where the old-school romantic comedy scarcely exists, Zoe Kazan's recent entries to the genre stand as tests of empathy and feminism.

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‘The Big Sick’ Is a Cheerful Romantic Comedy About Dark Things

Kumail Nanjiani’s autobiographical love story has a fantastic hook but its mild demeanor keeps the comedy from having quite the right sting.

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‘iZombie’: Discovery Day Brings Chaos in “Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 2”

"Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 2" essentially blows up the universe iZombie has spent three seasons creating.

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‘iZombie’ Events are Reaching Critical Mass in “Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 1”

Interspersed with bar-hopping and sex visions, "Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 1" sets the stage for the finalé and beyond.

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‘iZombie’: “Conspiracy Weary” Deftly Connects the Season’s Numerous Plots

With a fourth season confirmed, everything doesn't need to be wrapped up quickly in iZombie, season 3.

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Resistance and Hope in ‘Letter to Brezhnev’

Opportunities for happiness and betterment may be few and far between, but these Liverpudlians will grab them when they do come their way.

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‘iZombie’: “Return of the Dead Guy” Is Overcrowded But Still Entertaining

While clearly the larger ongoing stories will continue into next season, "Return of the Dead Guy" is still a fun hour, if not a standout episode.

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There Are Still So Many Barriers to Break: Zoe Lister-Jones On ‘Band Aid’ and Women In Film

Zoe Lister-Jones writes, directs, and stars in her feature debut, Band Aid, a heartfelt relationship comedy that, unlike the epically popular Wonder Woman, boasts an all-female crew.

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Jacques Demy’s ‘The Young Girls of Rochefort’ Is Awash With Color—and Influence

How much did La La Land draw from the distinctive look, music, and atmosphere of this 1967 French classic?

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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’: Season 3 Embraces Its Sadness Without Losing Its Humor

Kimmy's back and better than ever in an hilarious and heartbreaking third season, as both Kimmy and the series find their feet and their fight.

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‘iZombie’: “Twenty-Sided, Die” Is a Near-Perfect Balance of Plot and Humor

"Twenty-Sided, Die" is an episode that manages to balance its mix of long-term and short-term plots perfectly; the episode flies by in a blur of hilarity and new twists.

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‘Paterson’ and the Role of the Silent Artist

Paterson uses poetry as an outlet of expression that can be pursued in the confines of his small boat upon the ocean.

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“You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby”: Patronizing Feminism in ‘Woman of the Year’

Woman of the Year suggests that a woman’s public success is predicated on her lack of femininity.

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Drawing From Experience: Comedian-Director Demetri Martin on ‘Dean’

After a successful career as a stand-up comedian, Demetri Martin finds himself marching down a new path as a director, albeit with a few doubts in mind.

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‘War Machine’ Is a Schizophrenic Blend of Tone and Genre

David Michôd’s war satire is neither smart enough to be a think piece nor visceral enough to evoke anger.

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Cannes 2017: Radicalism and Other Crankiness in ‘Redoubtable’ & ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’

In these films, Noah Baumbach's understanding of New York City's intellectual scene exceeds Michel Hazanavicius' grasp on film history.

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iZombie: Season 3, Episode 8 - “Eat a Knievel” Has Liv Acting Especially Ridiculous

Liv staples her brain and offers Justin some of Finn Vincible’s brain so that they can have the same personality for their date.

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'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

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"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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