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‘Don’t Breathe’ Won’t Even Give You the Breath to Scream

With surprises and scares, Fede Alvarez's thriller keeps everyone but The Blind Man unnerved.

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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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‘DarkMaus’ Creates a Community of One

DarkMaus mimics the feel of an online community while being an entirely offline game.

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The Stillness That Slays: Buffy, “The Gift”, and the Avoidance of Choice

Buffy's final action in "The Gift" is both a noble sacrifice and a narrative evasion of the hard choices the series is predicated on.

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‘Pete’s Dragon’ Soars Higher Than Other Recent Remakes

Pete’s Dragon is a fun unabashedly kid-friendly film that makes old-fashioned, simple storytelling cool again.

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Someone Needs to Stop ‘Suicide Squad’ Before It Kills Again

Suicide Squad forgoes interesting characters and engaging plotlines in favor of faux nihilism and flat one-liners.

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ Treks Towards Planet Hollywood

Justin Lin helms creates a popcorn-friendly Fast and Furious Star Trek with Roddenberry's original vision jettisoned in the escape pods.

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‘Year of the Dragon’ and the Year When Michael Cimino Was Set Loose

Year of the Dragon’s biggest flaw is in being a perfect reflection of its filmmaker, and in that, it deserves to be seen as a messy, massive, achievement.

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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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‘Jason Bourne’: The Bourne Repetition

Here again, the cuts in fight scenes are thrilling but maybe indecipherable, making irrelevant any logic of time and space, in favor of a viewing experience you might call meta-visceral.

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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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‘Lost Sea’ Wants to Be a Casual Roguelike

Lost Sea is a fun low-impact experience until it remembers that it's a roguelike and rains down swift unmerciful death.

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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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By Looking Backward, ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Prepares the Franchise for the Future

Star Trek Beyond successfully straddles the fine line between Star Wars' high tech toy merchandising and the serious ideas fostered by concept creator, Gene Roddenberry. It's also a stone cold blast.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in ‘Spirits of Xanadu’

The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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‘Ghostbusters’ Pays Homage to the Original, But Fails to Forge Its Own Identity

Like Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens before it, Ghostbusters relies on a familiar formula to ensure the safest product possible.

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“It’s not something you get to play very often”: Interview with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Clark Gregg

Clark Gregg shares his insights on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the MCU, and whether his Lip Sync Battle moment influences his performance.

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‘The Daughter of Dawn’ Is a Rare Native American Romance

The Comanches are the bad guys; the Kiowas are the good guys, and love conquers all in this previously lost film from the '20s.

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‘The Purge: Election Year’ and Its Institutional Monsters

This film doesn't work too hard at making a wholly moral result inevitable, for it must deliver nasty death scenes, sacrifices and scares.

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The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

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"Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

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