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‘Still Alice’ Tells the Story of Alzheimer’s From the Patient’s Perspective

Still Alice is a perceptive film about the tragic ways illness impacts identity, and Julianne Moore is the sole reason for its success.

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Ewan McGregor Is Both Jesus and the Devil in ‘Last Days in the Desert’

In one of his most complex roles to date, Ewan McGregor takes on the role of both Jesus and the Devil in Last Days in the Desert, a film by Rodrigo García.

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J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’ Charts the Perils of Adaption

In bringing J.K. Rowling's first post-Potter novel to TV, Sarah Phelps sands away the sharp corners and personal complications that made the book so memorable.

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‘Mr. Turner’ Is a Film as a Canvas

Mr. Turner, the biopic of the famous painter J.M.W. Turner, speaks to the inherent difficulties of navigating the art world.

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‘Nirbhaya’ Bellows For Women’s Rights

Using the horrific crimes against Jyoti Singh Pandey as a jumping-off point, Nirbhaya is an outstanding call for further cultural awakening on women's rights.

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Comes Back for a Third Season on Netflix This June

Netflix's highly successful comedy/drama series documenting the lives of women inmates will kick off the summer TV season on a wave of anticipation.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Deals With a New Kind of Zombie in ‘Maggie’

Maggie's excavation of the process of becoming a zombie is emotionally complicated and, for that, remarkable.

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HBO Teases the Second Season of ‘True Detective’

HBO's got big shoes to fill following the successful first season of True Detective. Based on its first teaser, the show continues to have promise.

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Kristen Wiig Becomes a New Oprah in ‘Welcome to Me’

Welcome to Me is hard to watch, but even more difficult to ignore.

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‘Ripper Street’ Returns to BBC America for an Unexpected Third Season

“Ripper Street,” the richly drawn, historical police drama set in 1894 Victorian London, returns on April 29 to BBC America with eight new episodes. Set among the

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28 Apr 2015 // 8:00 AM

Double Take: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Look at the faces on you, ya ding-a-lings! Double Take flies over the Cuckoo's Nest this week. Medication time, everyone.

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Harrison Ford Reminds You Why You Like Movies in ‘The Age of Adaline’

Harrison Ford's performance in this film about a woman who doesn't age foregrounds the consideration of time and desire, how each shapes the other, and how both affect imaginative horizons.

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Russell Crowe’s War Drama ‘The Water Diviner’ Is Awards Season Sap

Instead of a potent post-war drama, first time director Russell Crowe gives us a jumbled, often incoherent attempt at an epic.

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31 Mar 2015 // 8:35 AM

‘Weird Loners’ Is Fox’s ‘Unromantic Comedy’

The initial set-up contrivances suggest that Weird Loners is not so strange as its title might lead us to think.

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Is a Stale Confection for Valentine’s Day

Despite its risqué reputation, this film, like the book it is adapted from, is a generic tale of male power that's been told many times before.

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30 Oct 2014 // 1:05 AM

Medicine: Home Everywhere

Home Everywhere is a brave record, one that you have to be patient with.

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‘What Do Women Want?’ Offers Us More Questions to Ponder

What Do Women Want? is fascinating, with the author's well-polished prose and affective curiosity justifying its place as one of the most talked-about books of the year, sexy title aside.

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14 Aug 2013 // 10:06 PM

Medicine: To the Happy Few

It's tempting to call To the Happy Few a comeback for Medicine after an 18-year hiatus, but is the new album actually a return to form when it's more of an improvement on previous efforts than a nod to the past?

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1 Aug 2013 // 10:14 PM

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for August 2013

Here's a sneak peek at some of August's most anticipated new releases, including the latest from No Age, Ty Segall, and Superchunk.

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Other Princesses, Other Castles: The Problem with Playing Romantically in Video Games

The insensibly repetitious nature of romance present in both video game plots and in their mechanics leads to all too familiar storytelling.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - "She Takes Me"

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"The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

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