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‘20th Century Women’ Holds Particular Relevance for 21st Century Women

As much as it considers the past, 20th Century Women's profound confidence in women's strength and ingenuity proposes a way to look forward.

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Heartbreaks, Musicals, and Relationship Struggles Characterize the ‘Gilmore Girls’ “Summer” Season

Despite the (over)extended musical sequence, "Summer" succeeds in moving both the plot and Lorelai and Rory's characters forward.

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What Next, Frozen French Fries? ‘The Founder’ and McDonald’s Origin Story

For this surprisingly hard-edged biopic on the businessman behind McDonald's, Michael Keaton unfurls the black flag of unrepentant capitalism.

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“The Best Washing Machine” Comes Equipped With Sibling Rivalry, Hard Choices, and Big Secrets

With "The Best Washing Machine in the World", This Is Us reaffirms its understanding of the tone and rhythm of its narrative and its protagonists.

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Secret Identities and Secret Codes in Ken Hughes and Jack Gold Films

The Internecine Project and Who?: Two twisty, methodical, unusual thrillers whose heroes are masters of secret codes.

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‘His Girl Friday’: What a Difference One Sex Change Makes

By switching the main character’s gender and adding romantic sparks, Hawks turned the masterful, raucous Chicago newsroom farce The Front Page into the perfect screwball comedy.

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To Live in The World of Edena—With an Orange-Haired Tyrant

Moebius' The World of Edena is a masterpiece that's fitting for reintroduction in our troubled times.

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“The Bad Beginning” Is Anything But in Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Both visually and narratively, A Series of Unfortunate Events works far better as a series than the ill-conceived film that preceeded it; a gothic fable for our time.

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Forcing Connections in ‘100 Streets’

100 Streets offers four groups of people who have nothing to do with each other than, well, the fact that they have to.

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‘We Are the Flesh’ Is a Work of Art Masquerading as an Atrocity

The madman’s meditations on the rewards afforded solitude are intriguing and there are intimations that he has roots in a reality we might recognize.

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‘This Is Us’ Has Some Mixed Messages About Parenting in “Career Days”

This Is Us is in danger of presenting parenthood as a zero sum game.

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The Forecast Is Unsettling in ‘It’s Always Fair Weather’

Not all musicals present a slap-happy world.

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Norman Lear Reboots ‘One Day at a Time’ For a New Generation on Netflix

“It was a good piece of my life,” Lear says of the sitcom, which was part of a number of forward-looking series — including “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and “Maude” — that made the writer-producer a force in television.

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In ‘The Quiet Earth’ The End of the World Arrives With a Whisper

This cerebral drama stands up with some of the best and most original science fiction.

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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: “Laws of Inferno Dynamics” Offers a Welcome Return to Science Over Magic

As the team puts its collective heads together, they find the answers are more science than supernatural.

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‘The Sopranos’: Mythologizing the Gangster Genre

From The Public Enemy through to Scorsese, the Sopranos family knows how to pick a bad example to follow.

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‘Sherlock’: “The Six Thatchers” Goes Beyond Disappointing Into Downright Nonsense

Holmes spends "The Six Thatchers" hoping for a better plot to unravel, and I can't blame him.

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‘Stranger Things’ Nightmare/Nostalgia in the “The Upside Down” Episode

The gang confront the creature in "The Upside Down" as Stranger Things season one draws to a close.

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If You Haven’t Seen ‘His Girl Friday’, Consider Your Life Wasted So Far

Walter Burns (Cary Grant) and Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell): a love-hate story no matter how you cast it.

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‘Gilmore Girls’ “Spring” Shows Lorelai Moving Forward, Rory Falling Down

"Spring" reverses much of Rory and Logan’s character growth in favor of an ill-advised affair.

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That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie's Song

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"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

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