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Supernatural: Season 12, Episode 2 - “Mamma Mia”

A can't-miss episode completes the start of the new season.

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Stranger Things: Seasons 1, Episode 7 - “The Bathtub”

A shorter, but brilliant, episode brings together adults and children as the season rushes headlong into the finale.

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How to Break a Person: Is ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 Examining Slavery?

Despite claims by both villains and producers, can people really be "broken" so quickly?

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‘Autumn Lights’ Eschews Genre for Trivial Melancholy

In his debut feature, Angad Aulakh fails to provide engaging characters after turning his nose up at the sexy thriller that could've been.

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24 Oct 2016 // 10:00 AM

Divorce: Season 1, Episode 2 - “Next Day”

This week, characters get locked out of their homes and their own lives.

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The Blacklist: Season 4, Episode 5 - “The Lindquist Concern (No. 105)”

Creator Jon Bokenkamp doesn't kill the ancillary characters, he just guts them of everything that makes them interesting.

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Dreams, Diaries, and Getting Down: Individualizing the Past Through Youth and Nostalgia

Despite its limitations, television can help viewers make sense of and shape both the world and the struggle for social change.

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‘American Pastoral’ Is Yet Another Lifeless Philip Roth Adaptation

Like so many before him, Ewan McGregor fails to do right by Philip Roth.

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Channel Zero: Season 1, Episode 1 – “You Have to Go Inside”

In episode one, we meet Mike, child psychologist haunted by his own childhood trauma: a mysterious TV show, a series of unsolved child murders, and a teeth-stealing monster.

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20 Oct 2016 // 9:30 AM

Atlanta: Season 1, Episode 7 - “B.A.N.”

Atlanta takes viewers down the rabbit hole of the Black American News Network -- complete with commercials -- in the best episode so far.

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Supernatural: Season 12, Episode 1 - “Keep Calm and Carry On”

A new showrunner and the reappearance of Mary Winchester promises an intriguing season 12.

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Westworld: Season 1, Episode 1 - “The Original”

Ethical conflicts between creator and created are just one aspect of Westworld's brilliant and epically ambitious first episode.

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17 Oct 2016 // 10:44 AM

David E. Kelley Returns to Legal Drama with ‘Goliath’

The series that pulled Kelly out of legal drama retirement is Goliath on Amazon Prime — yes, Amazon, a first for Kelley.

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New York Film Festival 2016: ‘Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened’ + Aquarius’

A bittersweet documentary looks back at the Stephen Sondheim masterpiece that almost was, and Sonia Braga slaps old age (plus racism, classism, and Brazilian corruption) right in the face.

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The Blacklist: Season 4, Episode 4 - “Gaia”

Even at its worst, The Blacklist never seemed lazy. Until now.

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‘The Innocents’ Brings Quiet Depth to Suffering in Silence

The Innocents is very much a story about what is going on beneath the surface, of reaction more than action, but its devastating power will demand your attention.

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‘Feral’ Creator Morgan Jon Fox on Telling One’s Own Story

Fox discusses art, illness, community, and the importance of not losing touch with one's roots.

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Nation-Building on Bajor: Why ‘Deep Space Nine’ Is Really the Post-9/11 ‘Star Trek’

Despite debuting in the early '90s, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine offers timely insights into 21st-century global politics.

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Atlanta: Season 1, Episodes 5 and 6 - “Nobody Beats the Biebs” and “Value”

Atlanta continues to capture the mix of ennui and outright desperation felt by smart, capable people as they see themselves underachieve, in addictive, off-kilter ways.

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Quiet and Beautiful, ‘Certain Women’ Is Observational Storytelling at Its Best

Kelly Reichardt has made some of the most powerful American movies in recent memory, and Certain Women may be her best.

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Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

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"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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