Articles tagged sci-fi, tv, drama, comedy, stargate

‘The Good Fight’ Offers Jarring Developments in “Social Media and Its Discontents”

In this episode ambiguity ramps up to 11, Maia doesn't know who to trust, and hate-speech is amplified, and confronted.

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‘The White King’ Boldly Embraces Film as an Incomplete Form

Here are two storytellers that seemingly trust and embrace the cinéliterate audience to extrapolate, to understand, of their own volition.

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‘Frantz’ Unfolds Elegantly Into a Haunting Meditation on Xenophobia and Acceptance

Franz Ozon again proves to be a most singular voice in world cinema with this deceptively haunting romance mystery.

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‘Life’: Wait, Haven’t We Seen This Before?

Life disregards its genre predecessor, Alien to the detriment of the film.

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‘Shots Fired’ Puts a Dramatic Twist on Police Shootings of Unarmed Teens

“We just really wanted to put a human face on this,” said writer-director Reggie Rock Bythewood.

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‘Allied’ and the Tired Fumes of Nostalgia

Despite an appealing cast, Robert Zemeckis' WWII romance relies too heavily on its influences and too little on engaging drama.

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‘Dirk Gently’ Season One Violates the Spirit of Its Source Material

Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently books were popular with fans, but this new BBC series strays too far from the spirit of the material to be considered a true adaptation.

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‘Song to Song’: Malick On Repeat

Terrence Malick retreads familiar motifs and themes in yet another nebulous navel-gazer.

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‘Song to Song’ Revels in the Chaos of the Austin Music Scene

With layered character development to accompany his typically arresting visuals, auteur Terrence Malick may have finally found a palatable balance between his visual and narrative poeticism.

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Spending the Night: Three Old Dark Houses Give Up Their Secrets

Chamber of Horrors, A Game of Death and Invisible Ghost bring '40s black and white thrillers to Blu-ray.

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21 Mar 2017 // 9:30 AM

It’s Not Easy to Love Netflix’s ‘Love’

A hip, East L.A. backdrop, an indie soundtrack, fashionable faces -- yet Love is shockingly archaic in its depictions of heterosexual relationships.

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‘Two O’Clock Courage’ Is Only a Quarter to Noir

This is a solid minor crime lark that tips its fedora to basic noir tropes.

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‘The Good Fight’ Goes Meta in “Stoppable: Requiem for an Airdate”

The return on Elsbeth Tascioni marks the best The Good Fight episode yet, even if that means Maia might be getting played by her father.

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We Destroyed New York Long Ago With ‘Deluge’

Here's a rediscovery for fans of old-school physical effects and early science fiction talkies.

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‘Personal Shopper’ Dancing With the Camera

Maureen's (Kristen Stewart) ongoing dance with the camera seduces you, because it is, after all, a dance with you.

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‘After the Storm’ Is a Moving Story About People Trapped Between the Past and the Future

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest domestic drama, this one about a spiraling writer and the family he’s disappointing, is tightly observed as always but slighter than usual.

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‘Raw’ Feasts On Forbidden Flesh, Tastefully

Underneath all of Raw's blood and viscera is a carefully crafted weave of progressive and primal ideas that will keep you thinking long afterward.

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‘Something for Everyone’ Is an Early, Albeit Sinister, Example of Queer Cinema

Directed by Broadway legend Harold Prince, this film's provocative subject matter made it one of MPAA's earliest X-rated movies.

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Ken Russell’s ‘The Boy Friend’ Razzle-Dazzles ‘em

Russell loves the homely spit-and-bailing-wire reality as much as the polished eye-popping fantasy of theatre.

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Swinging Two Hammers: ‘The Man Who Could Cheat Death’ and ‘The Skull’

Two British horrors with iconic stars about doctors who can't heal themselves and the women who love them.

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'The Chamber' Keeps the Drama and Suspense Going

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"The Chamber is the filmic equivalent of a fairground ride, the stimulation of emotion over ideas.

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