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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 Magicians: Season 1, Episode 8 - “The Strangled Heart”

An absolute mess of an episode that manages to be simultaneously dull, poorly directed, and insulting.

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Bernard Rose’s ‘Frankenstein’ Is a Tale of the Postmodern Prometheus

The director of Candyman and Immortal Beloved brings us a present day retelling of Frankenstein that is both as flawed and forgivable as its main character.

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9 Mar 2016 // 10:00 AM

The Night Manager: Season 1, Episode 2

Typical of its narrative world, episode two revealed only what it wanted to, obscured when convenient with misdirection, and not always in good ways…

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The Pros and Cons of M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Visit’

M. Night Shyamalan creates an engaging found footage film that helps you to care for the main characters and wish them the best throughout this suspenseful (if never terrifying) ordeal.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 4 – “The Eyes of Texas”

There’s no escape from being watched, even in 1963.

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Vinyl: Season 1, Episode 4 - “The Racket”

This episode's story isn't that interesting, but at least there's a fabulous funk man in sequins and velvet.

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‘Hurt People’, Fractured Book

There are sinister elements at work in Cote Smith's debut novel that mark it as an honest horror story of the best kind. If only they didn't also compromise it so fundamentally.

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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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I Just Murdered My Sister, and It Was Kind of Fun

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"The Deed makes murder a game, a pretty fun game.

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