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Mr. Robot: Season 2, Episode 8 - “succ3ss0r.p12”

“succ3ss0r.p12” shows us just how much pressure is changing every character; Elliot might not be the only one succumbing to its power.

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‘Imperium’ Is a Poignant and Horrifyingly Relevant Work

A taut, incisive look into America's hateful underbelly, guided by an understated performance by Daniel Radcliffe.

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‘Gotham: Season 2’ Is a Muddled, Middling, and Messy Fare

Gotham steeps itself in Batman lore without ever becoming too faithful, its piety only extending far enough to communicate its loose ties to the source material.

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‘Midnight Run’ Is Among the Best of the ‘80s Film Offerings

Charles Grodin and Robert De Niro form a dynamic comic duo in this road trip from Hell.

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Mr. Robot: Season 2, Episode 7 - “h4ndshake.sme”

Mr. Robot is up to its same old tricks, with a much less effective result, in a landscape-shifting episode.

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Shedding Light on the World in Edward Yang’s ‘A Brighter Summer Day’

This extraordinarily tender yet epic and incisive portrait of mid-century Taiwan is one of film’s great fumblings towards an elusive truth.

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Mr. Robot: Season 2, Episode 6 - “m4ster-s1ave.aes”

"m4ster-s1ave.aes" balances psychological introspection and action in a bizarre but effective installment.

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Mr. Robot: Season 2, Episode 5 - “logic-b0mb.hc”

Elliot finally gets back in the game, and it couldn't have come soon enough.

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From Curiosity to Denial: The Case of ‘An Open Secret’

The failure of An Open Secret to connect with a wide audience speaks to the persistence of denial when the perpetrators of child abuse populate the entertainment industry.

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A Great TV Show Logs Off in ‘Person of Interest: The Fifth And Final Season’

In its final season, “Person of Interest” ties up loose ends and offers something for everyone -- including the possibility for more.

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Mr. Robot: Season 2, Episode 4 - “eps2.2_init1.asec”

Many of Mr. Robot's characters remain in a stalemate in an episode meant mostly to set up future battles.

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Miles Davis’s Corporeal Score to Louis Malle’s ‘Elevator to the Gallows’

Davis's score doesn't articulate a narrative in this film; it provides a haunting, corporeal presence that refuses to assimilate to our efforts to find meaning.

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Who’s Watching the Watchers in ‘Nerve’?

Nerve indicts the bad social media consumers, but lets you, the "better watchers", off the hook.

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‘Kabali’ Is a Cerebral Gangster Film

Kabali, Rajinikanth's finest film in years, asks (and answers) whether the lumpenproletariat can be revolutionary.

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25 Jul 2016 // 2:15 AM

Double Take: ‘The Public Enemy’ (1931)

Maybe The Public Enemy is a swell dish. Or maybe it ain't so tough. The Steves take on the classic tale of beer and blood.

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Mr. Robot: Season 2, Episode 3 - “eps2.1_k3rnel-pan1c.ksd”

Elliot continues to battle with Mr. Robot, while the rest of FSociety face growing threats from all sides.

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Mr. Robot: Season 2, Episodes 1 and 2 – “eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc”/“eps2.0_unm4sk-pt2.tc”

Elliot's perfect loop of existence can't save him from himself as Mr. Robot's hotly anticipated second season sets the scene.

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‘The Night Of’ Is HBO’s Great New Noir

In the snappy but long-fuse start to this promising new HBO miniseries, a night of bad decisions and a conveniently patchy memory sends a prototypical "good kid" from Queens tumbling through the Dante-esque tribulation of the legal process.

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Robert Altman’s ‘The Player’ Is Art—Now More than Ever

Robert Altman's multi-layered sarcastic skewering of Hollywood culture still has to be seen to be believed, from the first moment to the last.

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‘Haven: The Final Season’ Barrels Like a Freight Train Toward Its Conclusion

The "final Season" of Haven rushes toward a satisfying end through inordinate amounts of death and destruction so that love can ultimately triumph.

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The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

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