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‘Real Love No Drama’ Is Longer on Praise for Mary J. Blige Than Context

One hopes Real Love No Drama will not be the last word on one of the most culturally significant black stars to emerge since hip-hop went pop in the late ‘80s.

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000, Volume XXXV’ Pays Tribute to Roger Corman’s Legacy

The latest release, full of aliens and alternate realities, highlights Corman's many roles in and influence on the film industry.

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‘Small Town Talk’ Both Celebrates and Interrogates Woodstock’s Past

If you're looking for a true-to-life portrait of the way cultural memory evolves and is shaped within the context of a small town, this is a profound case study.

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Boston Underground Film Festival 2016: ‘Kill Your Friends’

American Psycho heads across the pond in a fun, albeit derivative, dark comedy about a sociopathic music label A&R man in the midst of the Britpop craze.

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28 Mar 2016 // 9:00 AM

The Night Manager: Season 1, Episode 3

Finally the show starts to resemble a spy thriller, and benefits from renewed focus and drive. Come now to leper -- sorry, I mean Roper Island!

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Surveying the World As It Twists and Turns: Ten Classics From the Criterion Collection

Keeping your head above the flood of Blu-rays is easier when buoyed by Gilda and Mrs. Robinson.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 14 - “Twice As Far”

Two characters set out to prove themselves, but the situations get complicated.

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Michael Jackson: Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall

Something as fresh and lively as Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall results in a rare enhancement of what you already have come to know and love.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 6 - “Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald”

Oswald remains a mystery even in his eponymous 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 Annual Boston Underground Film Festival Returns With Oddities in Tow

The odd, the experimental, and the undervalued are brought together in a festival that offers a respite from the uniformity of modern, mass-market, film.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 13 - “The Same Boat”

When Carol and Maggie find themselves prisoners of the Saviors, we learn just what they're made of: hard steel, pure and simple.

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“Come Again, Little Girl”: 32 Films That Begin With Someone Leaving a Mental Institution (1904-2012)

These 32 films make the case for the recently-escaped-or-released-mental-patient narrative as its own subgenre, replete with a language of recurring themes, plot devices, and character archetypes.

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‘Small Town Talk’ and the Rise and Fall of Woodstock

Small Town Talk offers an in-depth look at the rise and fall of not only the town of Woodstock, but also those who made an icon of '60s idealism.

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17 Mar 2016 // 2:00 AM

‘The Walking Dead’ and the Rise of Donald Trump

The Walking Dead offers an excellent frame with which to view Trump’s candidacy and shifts in American society.

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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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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 5 – “The Truth”

The journey to the truth takes some interesting, and disturbing, turns this week.

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14 Mar 2016 // 11:48 AM

BBC America’s ‘Orphan Black’ Returns in April with Season 4

BBC America has announced that cult favorite Orphan Black returns for its fourth season on April 14th at 10.00pm EST.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 12 - “Not Tomorrow Yet”

Rick leads a strike team against the Saviors, but this battle will be different from any they've faced before, both externally and internally.

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‘Eye in the Sky’ Shows There Is No Remove When Waging War From a Distance

For all the intelligence and firepower that such technology allows, drones also raise pressing questions, laid out in Eye in the Sky with a schematic and often unnerving precision.

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The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

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"Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

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