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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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‘99 River Street’ Feints and Punches

This noir throws several clever misdirections at the viewer.

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‘Free State of Jones’ and Its Reimagined Popular History

However noble Gary Ross' revisionist history might be, Free State of Jones leaves unresolved -- and worse, unasked -- a series of vital questions.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 10 - “From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths”

With one season to go, the series has a great deal to wrap up; this season proves it's undoubtedly up to the task.

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Living at the Movies With Dana Spiotta’s ‘Innocents and Others’

Spiotta's work is a vivid and enduring argument for the powers of imagination.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 9 - “The Mitigation of Competition”

In many ways, this episode belongs to the two clones that’ve been most isolated this season: Rachel and Helena.

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Recent History Reduced to ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’

13 Hours takes a politically fraught event and turns it into another Michael Bay shoot-out

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'The Chamber' Keeps the Drama and Suspense Going

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"The Chamber is the filmic equivalent of a fairground ride, the stimulation of emotion over ideas.

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