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‘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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‘Andor’ is the antidote to copaganda TV, skewering its law-enforcement villains

Shockingly political for a Disney series, 'Andor' depicts its police characters as cruel, incompetent cowards.

On Sep 27, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘The Rings of Power’ episode 5 illustrates why Durin and Elrond have the best relationship in the show

In a show that often prioritizes style over substance, Durin and Elrond ring true.

On Sep 23, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Andor’ is the first truly great ‘Star Wars’ TV show

Diego Luna headlines this thrilling new prequel to 'Rogue One,' boasting sharp characterization and strong anti-fascist themes.

On Sep 21, 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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Doom comes to Middle-earth in ‘The Rings of Power’ episode 4

The show's deeper worldbuilding expanded this week, foreshadowing the future of Númenor.

On Sep 16, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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This minor ‘House of the Dragon’ character is the next great meme

A fight in the new 'House of the Dragon' between two suitors introduces viewers to a new favorite.

On Sep 12, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘House of the Dragon’ episode 4 untangles the yarn of Rhaenyra rumors

The Daemon-Rhaenyra scandal plays out differently in the show than it did in the book.

On Sep 12, 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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‘The Rings of Power’ review: Amazon tries its best to copy Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’

This epic Middle-earth prequel boasts gorgeous production values—but the writing is a little thin.

On Aug 31, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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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

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‘A League of Their Own’ expands the worldview of the film but can’t always escape its shadow

Abbi Jacobson and D'Arcy Carden star in this new take on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

On Aug 12, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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Amazon’s ‘Paper Girls’ is a 1980s-infused sci-fi drama to rival ‘Stranger Things’

This thrilling and well-observed comicbook adaptation follows four 12-year-old girls who travel from 1988 to 2019.

On Jul 29, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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The problem with Disney’s new ‘Star Wars’ VFX technology, ‘The Volume’

'Obi-Wan Kenobi' and 'The Mandalorian' rely on this innovative replacement for greenscreen—but it has some obvious downsides.

On Jun 29, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw