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

Bloody Revenge Never Looked This Good: ‘The Dressmaker’ Sways and Slays

Kate Winslet paints the town red in this scrambled but wildly entertaining outback folktale.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 12 - “Pillar of Salt”

Information about what happened to Ofelia is revealed; Strand is stabbed unexpectedly; and Madison learns she may be closer to Nick than she realized.

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Criterion Draws Fresh Restorations From Welles With ‘Chimes at Midnight’ and ‘The Immortal Story’

In his late period, Orson Welles was just getting started.

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Film Forum Marx Brothers Festival: Unassuaged Desire

The Marx Brothers are polymorphously perverse: they find pleasure everywhere.

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Stranger Things: Season 1, Episode 5 - “The Flea and the Acrobat”

Stranger Things pivots toward its eventual conclusion, as each character responds to the "primal frequency" undergirding the narrative action.

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Two ‘Women in Love’ Prove to Be a Force to Be Reckoned With

In spite of its somewhat obnoxious characters and episodic narrative structure, Women in Love works incredibly well.

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Make It Quick: The Art of the One-liner

Some may dismiss the one-liner as an easy gag, but a good one requires real skill. Luckily, there are comedians out there who have mastered the art.

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The Persistence of Vision: The Radical Liberalism of ‘Star Trek’

Star Trek speaks across cultures, emphasising tolerance, equality, freedom and fraternity; in doing so, it has never been more necessary.

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Atlanta: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Go For Broke”

Only three episodes in, and yet Atlanta offers a lived-in feeling and plenty of surreal humor.

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Spread the News Silently: ‘Dr. Mabuse’ and ‘The Captive’

Fritz Lang and Cecil B. DeMille couldn't have done it without their female collaborators.

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The Ontology of the Story in ‘The Immortal Story’

A story is told, not lived. It's experienced as a sort of opiate, a momentary deferral of lived experience.

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All a Put-On, Man: Six Weird Things About ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls’

This story's milieu is a special mythical corner of The Establishment, and yet it's weird as hell.

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To Explore Strange New Worlds: ‘Star Trek’ and Its Pornographic Parodies

Pornographic productions created with mindful attention to the source material and fandom may well be considered as transformative works of fan art.

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‘Snowden’, Screens and Secrets

Cameras and media can increase transparency or magnify performances, security might be a function of privacy or the opposite of freedom.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 11 - “Pablo and Jessica”

Madison and Alicia hatch a plan to clear the hotel of walkers, and impress their rival faction at the same time; meanwhile, Nick and Luciana draw closer.

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Jerry Lewis Shines, but the Bloom Is Off ‘Max Rose’

Jerry Lewis slips easily into this curmudgeonly role; he understands bitter sarcasm and stifling silence like he understands a good pratfall.

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Domestic Infelicity: ‘Way Out’ Is Lost and Found on YouTube

Roald Dahl's short-lived anthology feels like a merging of Rod Serling's horror and sci-fi with Alfred Hitchcock's obsession with unhappy marriages.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episodes 12 and 13, “Talking Points ... ” and “The End ...”

As BrainDead says so long for the summer, it reaches its highest point yet.

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Make Something Called ‘Cat People’, and Make It Cheap

Val Lewton turned a B assignment into a spooky classic about a woman's fear of her own sexuality.

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Atlanta: Season 1, Episodes 1 and 2 - “The Big Bang” and “Streets on Lock”

Donald Glover's new series Atlanta is a confident and fully formed comedy.

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