Articles tagged thriller

‘The Whip Hand’ Runs Free With the Other Tied Behind Its Back

From Nazis to the Cold War in one painful lesson.

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Formulating ‘The Hunger Games’ Part 1: When Books Catch Fire

Like The Hunger Games? There are a lot of similar books that you'll love. Think The Hunger Games stories are a rip off? Read on; the same applies.

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‘Green Room’ Strikes Visual and Emotional Balances

Jeremy Saulnier's film underscores the basic drives and manipulations of belonging, of social existence.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 16 - “Last Day on Earth”

Rick and the rest of the survivors finally face off with Negan's full force of Saviors; for the first time, they're the hunted rather than the hunters.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 8 - “The Day in Question”

In the end, the most important question ends up being the choice between grand gestures and quiet heroism.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 15 - “East”

As Carol departs, Morgan and Rick seek her, and Daryl seeks revenge in a visually rich and resonant episode.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 7 – “Soldier Boy”

Time and identity are the main antagonists as the series counts down to the day in question.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 16 - “Safe House”

The show returns from spring break with a nostalgic monster-of-the-week episode as it deals with its ever-present past.

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Boston Underground Film Festival 2016: ‘Kill Your Friends’

American Psycho heads across the pond in a fun, albeit derivative, dark comedy about a sociopathic music label A&R man in the midst of the Britpop craze.

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28 Mar 2016 // 9:00 AM

The Night Manager: Season 1, Episode 3

Finally the show starts to resemble a spy thriller, and benefits from renewed focus and drive. Come now to leper -- sorry, I mean Roper Island!

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Surveying the World As It Twists and Turns: Ten Classics From the Criterion Collection

Keeping your head above the flood of Blu-rays is easier when buoyed by Gilda and Mrs. Robinson.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 14 - “Twice As Far”

Two characters set out to prove themselves, but the situations get complicated.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 6 - “Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald”

Oswald remains a mystery even in his eponymous episode.

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The Annual Boston Underground Film Festival Returns With Oddities in Tow

The odd, the experimental, and the undervalued are brought together in a festival that offers a respite from the uniformity of modern, mass-market, film.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 13 - “The Same Boat”

When Carol and Maggie find themselves prisoners of the Saviors, we learn just what they're made of: hard steel, pure and simple.

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17 Mar 2016 // 2:00 AM

‘The Walking Dead’ and the Rise of Donald Trump

The Walking Dead offers an excellent frame with which to view Trump’s candidacy and shifts in American society.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 5 – “The Truth”

The journey to the truth takes some interesting, and disturbing, turns this week.

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14 Mar 2016 // 11:48 AM

BBC America’s ‘Orphan Black’ Returns in April with Season 4

BBC America has announced that cult favorite Orphan Black returns for its fourth season on April 14th at 10.00pm EST.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 12 - “Not Tomorrow Yet”

Rick leads a strike team against the Saviors, but this battle will be different from any they've faced before, both externally and internally.

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‘Eye in the Sky’ Shows There Is No Remove When Waging War From a Distance

For all the intelligence and firepower that such technology allows, drones also raise pressing questions, laid out in Eye in the Sky with a schematic and often unnerving precision.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 19 - "The Chitters"

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"Another stand-alone episode, but there's still plenty to discuss in the Supernatural world.

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