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‘London Has Fallen’ Is Rife With Absurdity and Vapidity

This film's absurdity is hammered home by repeated deployments of surveillance monitors, social media, video game images, the Internet, and cell phones.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 11 - “Knots Untie”

Rick and company discover a broader world beyond their walls, where diplomacy suddenly matters as much as knife skills.

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Vinyl: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Whispered Secrets”

Alice Cooper, his boa, and his guillotine show up as this week's musical cameo; really, that's about it for the third episode.

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‘Ava’s Possessions’ Is a New Spin on Possession Horror

While underdeveloped in character and story, the originality of Ava's Possessions, as well as its decadent visual aesthetic, go a long way towards making it a unique and interesting take on a stale genre.

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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 Bad and the Beautiful: B-Horrors Go Blu

Surrounded by faceless men, stone men, and brainless men, the mesmerizing "Queen of Blood" belongs in her own class.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Other Voices, Other Rooms”

The latest episode of 11.22.63 is sadly resonant with the contemporary political and social climate.

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1 Mar 2016 // 10:05 AM

The Night Manager: Season 1, Episode 1

Exciting, exotic, suitably (yet uncomfortably) close to reality, the BBC's latest foray into spy thriller territory pulls Le Carré into new, if not necessarily original, directions.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 10 - “The Next World”

There's some peace and quiet for Rick and company this week; and that's a good thing.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 15 - “Beyond the Mat”

Supernatural keeps on grinding in a solid stand-alone episode with a dash of Crowley/Castiel/Lucifer intrigue.

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‘Mavis!’ Puts Mavis Staples, and Her Influence on Music, Centre Stage

Even if Mavis! covers a lot of ground quickly, it offers an entertaining tribute to one hell of a performer.

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‘Triple 9’ Is Full of Heists, Cops, and Wasted Talents

John Hillcoat’s heist flick brings an embarrassment of acting riches to bear on a laughably disjointed script that can’t decide whether to go for self-seriousness or self-parody.

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‘Backtrack’ and Adrian Brody’s Suffering Visage

Peter (Brody) is beset by Gothic clichés: he walks empty city streets, rarely sees daylight, cues lashing rain, and attracts an entire practice of ghosts who really don’t like him very much at all.

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‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Is Subdued But Undeniably Affecting

The Coens' Inside Llewyn Davis isn’t overwhelming at first glance, but it has a perfect, natural rhythm and flow that you don’t even notice how it sticks in your head.

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You’ve Got Zombies: Devoured by E-mail in the Technological Apocalypse

If the persistence of zombies reflects cultural fears, what's really devouring us now?

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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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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 2 - “The Kill Floor”

Focusing on essence rather than particulars of the novel, "The Kill Floor" stakes the series' claim as its own story.

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Vinyl: Season 1, Episode 2 - “Yesterday Once More”

We continue following Richie Finestra in his Cameron Crowe-like journey of musical re-discovery, while also getting a valuable lesson in how not to talk to your boss.

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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 Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 9 - “No Way Out”

While The Walking Dead retains some interesting plotlines, its reliance on gimmicks and retreads threatens its status as one of the best shows on TV.

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Bad Graphics Are Still Impressive in ‘Spirits of Xanadu’

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"Spirits of Xanadu wrings emotion and style out of its low fidelity graphics.

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