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Communication Becomes a Lifeline and a Death Knell in the Newest Episode of ‘Divorce’

Just as things seem on track for an amicable divorce, the specter of money threatens to throw everything off the rails.

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‘The Contender’: The Last Film of the First Clinton Era

Sex, lies, and red tape: Should private lives matter in politics?

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Harry Belafonte Fights Racism in ‘Odds Against Tomorrow’

By the late '50s, some Hollywood filmmakers were producing films that reflected changes in public attitudes and addressed the concerns of the nascent Civil Rights movement.

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“Horizons” Is a Cluttered But Charming Introduction to ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’

There's a lot of a lot in the first episode of BBC America's crack at Douglas Adam's Dirk Gently.

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‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Is All Guts, No Glory

Mel Gibson’s directorial return is a celebration of violence and viscera that will leave you in serious need of a shower.

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“They’re All Just Fantastic”: An Interview With Jade Eshete of ‘Dirk Gently’

Dirk Gently's Farah Black talks being a bad-ass and heading to Comic-Con for the first time

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The Voice of the Demagogue and American So-Called Democracy

Gabriel Over the White House seriously asks a question that should only be asked as satire or farce: what if the best solution for the US is to have a fascist dictator in charge?

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The Sublime Marriage of Music and Image in ‘Fandango’

The 1985 cult-favorite is a textbook example of how to use music effectively in film. Yet, there was never an official soundtrack release.

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‘Don’t Call Me Son’ Remains Perpetually on the Edge of Insight

In this story of child abduction, identity, and sexuality, Anna Muylaert seems interested in themes, like doubling or performing, more than the development of her characters.

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Dualities, Glitches, and Playing God: Just Another Week in Westworld.

Here lies the Creator's plan for his world, overtly displayed and covertly ambiguous at the same time.

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There Are a Lot of Loose Ends to Tie-up in Season 4 of ‘The Blacklist’

There's potential for The Blacklist to get back to greatness. It has all the raw materials.

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‘Captain Fantastic’ Sheds Light on the Travails of Parenting Outside the Box

Like Aesop's fable of the eagle and the jackdaw, Captain Fantastic struggles with the difficulty of raising intellectually engaged children.

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‘Kevin Hart: What Now?’ More Scattershot Comedy, That’s What

Far from wearing out his welcome, Hart the comedian must battle Hart the superstar for some of his stage time -- and he doesn't always succeed.

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1 Nov 2016 // 2:00 AM

The TV Gothic: When Horror Came Home

Fetish dolls, freak outs, and feminism (really scary) all played their roles in '70s TV horror.

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What Is ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Trying to Accomplish?

Can the rebooted film franchise keep what is special about Star Trek, but boldly go where no director has gone before?

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Supernatural: Season 12, Episode 3 - “The Foundry”

The show gets some serious girl power, and possibly loses two early fan favorites.

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Kenji Mizoguchi and the Cinema of Obfuscation

The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum invites us in, then makes us uncomfortable. This is the cinema of denial.

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‘The Handmaiden’ is a Dark Carnival of Delights

Park Chan-wook’s elegantly mounted Gothic story surprisingly combines sensuous melodrama and a delightfully full-blown romanticism.

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Tyler Perry’s ‘Boo: A Madea Halloween’ Is Scary Good

By removing most of the "Go with God" material, the faith-based filmmaker has created his most consistent mainstream comedy to date.

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‘Patterns’ Examination of Corporate Culture Still Resonates

Patterns is, above all, a reflection on the human relationship with success, something Rod Sterling admittedly had a troubled relationship with in his career.

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Here Comes the Bloom: Timothy Bloom Takes Hip-Hop to the Sock-Hop

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"More sock-hop than hip-hop, soulster Timothy Bloom does a stunning '50s revamp on contemporary R&B.

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