rings of power episode 6

‘The Rings of Power’ finally picks up the pace with episode 6

This action-packed episode is the best so far—but Galadriel's characterization is going in a puzzling direction.

On Sep 30, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Smile’ has some great scares—but gets lost trying to explain itself

A new take on the 'curse' movie.

On Sep 29, 2022 by Audra Schroeder

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One of the most incredible scenes of the year is in a French Netflix movie

The opening scene of 'Athena' is a technical marvel.

On Sep 29, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Star Wars’ comes to Scotland in ‘Andor’ episode 4

Making the most of real-world locations, the planet Aldhani borrows from Scottish history to explore the destructive impact of the Empire.

On Sep 28, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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What’s the deal behind the ‘cursed’ reputation of Harrenhal on ‘House of the Dragon’?

A bleak enough reputation to cover up a murder or two.

On Sep 26, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘She-Hulk’ puts its spin on the sitcom wedding

There's never a convenient time for a wedding.

On Sep 22, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Barbarian’ is a promising win for low-budget horror 

Much of the buzz is internet word of mouth, and TikTok in particular has gotten attached.

On Sep 22, 2022 by Audra Schroeder

don't worry darling review

‘Don’t Worry Darling’ is a shallow, empty-headed attempt at a feminist thriller—but Florence Pugh is fantastic

Florence Pugh delivers a Hitchcockian breakdown while Harry Styles simply delivers his lines.

On Sep 20, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘House of the Dragon’ pulls back the curtain on a Westerosi open secret

Episode 5 introduces an important person in Laenor Velaryon's life.

On Sep 19, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘She-Hulk’ episode 5 puts the spotlight on Titania

The influencer (and also probably scammer) takes center stage.

On Sep 15, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘The Rings of Power’ episode 3: Is it just me, or are the harfoots kind of horrible?

The harfoots' latest subplot relies on incoherent worldbuilding—and an unpleasantly ruthless attitude to disability.

On Sep 9, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘She-Hulk’ episode 4 pits Jen Walters against demons, both inner and literal

She-Hulk tries her hand at dating apps.

On Sep 8, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘She-Hulk’ episode 3 leans on its cameos

A scene with Megan Thee Stallion was widely derided.

On Sep 1, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘She-Hulk’ episode 2 puts Jen Walters on a new career path as she encounters an O.G. villain from the MCU

With an appearance from one of the first MCU movie villains.

On Aug 26, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

king viserys i targaryen (back) and rhaenyra targaryen (center) in house of the dragon

Review: ‘House of the Dragon’ takes the Targaryen’s complicated and messy history head-on

Even as it can't shake the feeling it's in a holding pattern for the show it will become.

On Aug 21, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski