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Empire: Season 2, Episode 3 - “Fires of Heaven”

Empire, has always been chess match played in a flamboyant, Machiavellian style, but this episode’s moves were so clearly telegraphed that it’s hard to admire them.

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American Horror Story: Hotel: Season 5, Episode 1 - “Checking In”

While it's fun to guess the references and inspirations of various plot points, the fifth season premiere of American Horror Story shows the same cabinet of morbid curiosities without adding anything new.

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Thriller ‘Reversion’ Has Some Hard Edges

Reversion is hardly subtle in its critique of our tech-dependent lives, and the idea that we might seek comfort, inspiration, and fulfillment of emotional needs from our devices.

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‘The People Under the Stairs’ Is Craven’s Most Original, Deranged, and Off the Wall Film

The People Under the Stairs falls into a category all its own, moving deftly from horror to comedy to social allegory, all wrapped in a wonderfully lunatic package.

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‘Northern Soul’: Rebellion at 45rpm

In the dance halls, we can see the transformation of lost individuals into a glorious tribe of dressed up, sweaty acolytes, flashing their baggy trousers and swirling their flared skirts.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1, Episode 6 - “The Good Man”

Fear the Walking Dead’s first season finale finally proves we haven't been waiting in vain.

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‘Malice’ and ‘Blown Away’ Are Two ‘90s Thrillers With Popcorn Niche Appeal

Star casts and noirish action make for fun nostalgia viewing.

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Don’t Believe the Hype: ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Is No Big Deal

Magic Mike XXL could have ratcheted up the expectations one has for the rom-com, but ultimately it does very little with the space that it ekes out for itself among the genre’s norms.

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‘The Connection’ Makes Familiar Paths Exciting Again

Although there's not much new in its' story, the way that director Cédric Jimenez balances formal style and emotional substance makes The Connection a worthwhile watch.

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The New ‘Poltergeist’ Is Stylish and Only Slightly Stupid

“Isn’t it like, you know, very uncool to move all those bodies and…” “Well, it’s not like it was an ancient tribal burial

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‘The Sender’ Delivers Psychic Horror

The Sender is a phantasmagorical film of deadly, surreal dreams delivered with subtlety and nuance.

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Despite Its Flaws and Clichés, ‘Blindspot’ Certainly Isn’t Boring

Co-stars Stapleton and Alexander have enough charisma for the limelight, but will that be enough?

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Gotham: Season 2, Episode 2 - “Knock, Knock”

Turning focus to the off-kilter, almost wacky band of villains announcing themselves as the "Maniax", this episode pushes silliness into the realm of the macabre with more violence, more madness, and more theatricality.

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Empire’s Latest Episode Promises More than Just Gags

The second episode of Empire's second season gives audiences more of what they came for: narrative, character development, and strained relationships.

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‘Cop Car’ Is Thrilling Barebones Filmmaking

Utilizing minimalism to great success, Cop Car proves that a simple premise doesn't mean a dull film.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season One, Episode Five - “Cobalt”

Is the new character Strand a sign Fear the Walking Dead has a new direction, or only that it’s still searching for one?

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‘The Riot Club’ Is a Whole Lot of Rioting and Not Much Else

In attempting to lambast the privileged aristocracy of Britain's top universities, The Riot Club gets too caught up in its hedonistic ethos to say anything substantial.

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Patti Smith’s Practice of Everyday Living Will Intrigue Readers of ‘M Train’

Every chapter in M Train digs a fresh grave in the chambers of Patti Smith's memory.

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‘Salad Days’ Provides Punk Food for Thought

This D.C. punk doc eschews rose colored glasses as it looks back on that most influential American punk scene.

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Holding Death Hostage: Human Enigma in ‘The Order of Death’

Hugh Fleetwood's story of murder and guilt evades the clear resolutions of mystery-narratives, opting for a disturbing disquisition on human enigma.

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Incubus Flies High and Left of the Flock at the Santa Barbara Bowl

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"Brandon Boyd’s wide-ranging metaphysical interests have long given Incubus a deeper thematic subtext than many of their alt-rock peers, so it’s no wonder the band is approaching their 25th anniversary next year.

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