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Chuck Wendig’s ‘Zeroes’ Is a Paranoid Techno-thriller That’s Just Right for our Times

It's all too easy to see the ways that the Zeroes' security is constantly compromised, and realize that those are very natural extensions of the technology that surrounds us today.

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Satire and Satisfaction Roll off the Tongue in Goddard’s ‘Rollaresque’

Goddard reinvents the Rolling Stones’ tale of fame and infamy with the bawdy wit of an 18th century picaresque.

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Gotham: Season 2, Episode 4 - “The Strike Force”

A disappointingly uneventful letdown after last week’s exciting and bold developments, "The Strike Force" uses bland exposition to introduce new but clichéd characters.

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‘He Ran All the Way’ Is a Very Noir Noir with John Garfield and Shelley Winters

Garfield's noirs just got darker as he went along.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 2 - “Form and Void”

“Form and Void” is half of a whole, with some overly familiar scenarios, but still manages to offer a few unforeseen twists.

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‘Crimson Peak’ Has Metaphors Everywhere You Look

As Edith comes to understand her own story, you might appreciate not only the many metaphors, but also the very nice handwriting.

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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 2 - “Chutes and Ladders”

Diving into the backstory of the Hotel Cortez itself gives the present storyline credibility, and allows its key themes to take center stage.

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For Guillermo del Toro, Home Is Where the Horror Is in ‘Crimson Peak’

Possibly the most elaborate monster Del Toro has ever constructed is the labyrinth-like Gothic mansion in Crimson Peak.

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Brian de Palma’s ‘Dressed to Kill’ Is Still Sexy, Still Shocking, Still Classic

Dressed to Kill doesn't address itself to every viewer, but for those who love horror and the tradition of suspense that de Palma so expertly participates in, it will always deliver.

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Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson Is ‘Comin’ Right at Ya’

A six-foot-seven-inch self-proclaimed Jewish hippie from Philly starts a Western swing band at a most inopportune time -- and lives to tell the tale.

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‘An Inspector Calls’ Indicts the Ruling Class in BBC’s Latest Literary Drama

An Inspector Calls goes beyond crime drama to offer a 90-minute indictment of moneyed (im)morality and social (lack of) responsibility.

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‘Felt’ Is Buried Beneath Its Own Style

Felt is unique, but its narrative shortcomings hinder its chance at lasting impact.

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Blindspot: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Eight Slim Grins”

Secret codes, shadowy organizations: is Blindspot piecing together the riddle wrapped in the mystery of the enigma that is Jane Doe?

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Gotham: Season 2, Episode 3 - “The Last Laugh”

In the wake of a shocking twist and the loss of one of the most compelling characters, what does Jerome's death mean for the future of Gotham?

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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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Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

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"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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