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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 7 - “Chaos Theory”

"Chaos Theory" offers a narrative fork in the road by reinventing Lash's backstory.

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The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 8 - “Restraint”

Diane said it best: Money isn't everything, but it sure is something -- especially in this seventh season's eighth episode.

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With ‘Creed’ Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Finds a Fitting Finalé

Make no mistake about it, Creed is not some elegy to a fallen superstar.

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The Frankenstein Chronicles: Series 1, Episode 2 - “Seeing Things”

This week, fairy tales, myths, horror, and reality collide. William Blake doesn't make it to the end; but will you?

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‘Carol’ and Forbidden Romance

Todd Haynes' resonant period romance echoes Far From Heaven, but Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara elude that film’s glossy fatalism.

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Empire: Season 2, Episode 8 - “My Bad Parts”

At only halfway through the show’s second season, there is still a lot of space for Empire's writers to surprise us, but the further the show strays into melodramatic cliche, the less likely it seems they will.

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‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Hits Its Stride in the Third Season

Amy Schumer has been inspiring her share of imitators, but this third season of her acclaimed Comedy Central series demonstrates exactly the things those imitators will never get right.

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Doctor Who: Series 9 Episode 10 - “Face the Raven”

Trap streets and teleport bracelets abound in this week's stand-out installment, with writer Sarah Dollard delivering the first masterpiece of the Capaldi era.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 7 - “Plush”

"Plush", the first true stand-alone episode of this season, is stuffed with horror movie cliches and filler.

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Gotham: Season 2, Episode 9 - “A Bitter Pill to Swallow”

Returning to a characteristically meandering, unfocused plot, this week's Gotham is at least punctuated by the promise of a fiendish friendship.

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Double Take: ‘Annie Hall’ (1977)

Is love too weak a word to describe how we feel about Annie Hall? Or is it more like a dead shark? Double Take breaks a few eggs to find out.

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iZombie: Season 2, Episode 7 - “Abra Cadaver”

The humor in the episode works precisely because it feels like the show is taking a breath in the middle of a season that’s been unapologetically serious and bleak, despite its moments of humor and silliness.

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The Emotional Pitch Can Run High in ‘A Room With a View’, But It’s Also a Very Funny Film

Ornate title cards place the filmmakers in a position similar to Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, enjoying the human carnival while at the same time proclaiming “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

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Ready to Soar! ‘Ready for This’ Offers New Stories of Aboriginal Australia

This new teen drama provides authentic and nuanced stories that don’t shy away from the uglier issues of racism and colonialism in Australian society.

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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 7 - “Flicker”

Despite introducing yet another plot line, this is actually a well-done episode that explains both the Countess's origins and her connection to the infamous Hotel Cortez, even while the other storylines flounder.

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Adaptation of 1962’s ‘Man in the High Castle’ Provides Timely View of Freedom’s Cost

There could not be a better time for Amazon to debut Frank Spotnitz’s serialized vision of The Man in the High Castle.

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Blindspot: Season 1, Episode 9 - “Authentic Flirt”

Despite an absurd premise, near-impossible coincidences, and lazy writing, Blindspot remains at least somewhat watchable.

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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2’: Jennifer Lawrence Is the Best Female Action Legend

Katniss is her own savior. She's also a hero for a demographic that sorely needs one.

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The Flash: Season 2, Episode 7 - “Gorilla Warfare”

"Gorilla Warfare" is all about a talking gorilla with telepathic powers, a woman with hawk wings, and a doorway that leads to alternative dimensions, that happens to also be a carefully crafted human drama.

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A Profile of the Great Profile: ‘The Mad Genius’ and ‘The Great Man Votes’

Two performances from John Barrymore take us from pre-Code camp to prescient political satire.

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Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

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"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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