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iZombie: Season 3, Episode 8 - “Eat a Knievel” Has Liv Acting Especially Ridiculous

Liv staples her brain and offers Justin some of Finn Vincible’s brain so that they can have the same personality for their date.

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On Norman Mailer, Jack Henry Abbott, and the Legacy of Going Too Deep Into the Belly of the Beast

How Norman Mailer, while preparing 1979's The Executioner's Song, collaborated with Jack Henry Abbott and opened doors that should have remained shut.

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Things Move Fast in ‘iZombie’ “Dirt Nap Time”

The fast-paced “Dirt Nap Time” successfully juggles large plot points and entertaining character moments.

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Fans Killed the Magic of Mystery in Hollywood Films

The Force is no longer mysterious. We've demanded to know everything about Logan’s history at the expense of his mystery. Hollywood complies. The magic is dead.

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‘iZombie’: “Some Like It Hot Mess” Sets Up Interesting Developments

Halfway through the season, "Some Like It Hot Mess" answers one big question, sets up more, and establishes the direction of the remainder of the season.

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‘Riverdale’ Gets Good By Embracing Its Campy, Gothic Aesthetic

Despite my initial dislike of the CW's Riverdale, this soapy teen drama slowly grew on me.

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‘Prison Movies’ Is a Serious Attempt to Define a Genre and Identify Its Key Characteristics

While some historians classify prison films as offshoots of the gangster film, Kehrwald sees the prison film as relating more closely to social problem films and melodramas.

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‘Twin Peaks’: Flame Wars, Walk With Me

On 22 May, Twin Peaks returns; unfortunately, so does everything else that surrounds any significant pop culture text. This is how it will go.

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Liv Brings the Pain in ‘iZombie’: “Spanking the Zombie”

This is a terrific episode, that in true iZombie fashion, moves the plot while reinforcing the emotional bonds that ultimately make the series special.

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John Darnielle’s ‘Universal Harvester’ Holds a Mystery Within a Mystery

Universal Harvester isn't what it looks like, but part of the fun and force come in finding out what it really, maybe is.

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The Reluctant Superhero: The Guilty Walk of David Banner

The Incredible Hulk offered a number of metaphors for both post-war guilt and issues of white masculinity.

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American Gun Culture and the Political Aesthetics of Keith Maitland’s ‘Tower’

Tower seeks to awake us from our ideological slumber by returning us to the first mass school shooting in modern US history. Are we awake, yet?

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‘iZombie’: “Wag the Tongue Slowly” Brings the Funny, Moves the Season Forward

Liv gossips, Peyton goes all in on Blaine, and Major gives into his hero complex in "Wag the Tongue Slowly".

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The Cathartic Expansion of One’s Tribe: An Interview With Director Angie Wang of ‘Cardinal X’

"I was a kid that grew up longing for a sense of community, acceptance and belonging, and that's really the most beautiful thing that I've found through making this film."

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Smudge and Jury: The Punk-Noir Pulp of ‘I, The Jury’

With all the roughneck charm of a '40s-era pulp novel and much style to spare, I, The Jury is a good, popcorn-filling yarn.

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Projecting Delusions: Two French New Wave Masters on the Dangers of Film

The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers and Ophélia will satisfy buffs who must track down previously obscure items from the French New Wave.

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Music in Motion: On ‘Jazz as Visual Language’

A "jazz studies" scholar looks at jazz as integral to and informed by film and television depictions of the music and its methods.

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On State of Mind in ‘Hounds of Love’

Through its sheer sense of presence, Hounds of Love doesn't ask for, but rather demands, an appreciation for the visceral experience it cultivates.

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A Lighter Touch in “Eat, Pray, Liv” Episode Helps ‘iZombie’ Move Forward

This episode puts a great deal in motion, yet iZombie never feels slowed down by too much plot.

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‘Big Little Lies’ Proves That Women Really Are Stronger Together

By revealing the ways in which society pits women against each other, Big Little Lies makes a case for radical solidarity.

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'Full Throttle: Remastered' Is Both Updated and Dated

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"Full Throttle: Remastered is a game made for people who don't mind pixel hunting -- like we used to play.

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