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‘Dead to Me’ endures slow, tedious demise in final season

It's a season marred by glacial pacing and emotional incongruity — a result of an overstuffed, ill-defined final stretch of episodes.

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Though “Disenchanted” seeks to rekindle the magic of its precursor, it falls short on almost every front.
Though “Disenchanted” seeks to rekindle the magic of its precursor, it falls short on almost every front.
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With Hollywood on the backburner, here are four international films and television shows that deserve a place in the limelight.
With Hollywood on the backburner, here are four international films and television shows that deserve a place in the limelight.
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Netflix’s “Falling for Christmas” follows in the celebrated snow-dusted footprints of the “A Christmas Prince” trilogy and “The Princess Switch” duology. Each film attempts to answer one of Zeno’s lesser-known paradoxes: how can Netflix, an Academy-Award-winning film studio, distribute a hate-bait Hallmark-style Christmas classic?
Netflix’s “Falling for Christmas” follows in the celebrated snow-dusted footprints of the “A Christmas Prince” trilogy and “The Princess Switch” duology. Each film attempts to answer one of Zeno’s lesser-known paradoxes: how can Netflix, an Academy-Award-winning film studio, distribute a hate-bait Hallmark-style Christmas classic?
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It's a season marred by glacial pacing and emotional incongruity — a result of an overstuffed, ill-defined final stretch of episodes.
featured article
It's a season marred by glacial pacing and emotional incongruity — a result of an overstuffed, ill-defined final stretch of episodes.
featured article
Though “Disenchanted” seeks to rekindle the magic of its precursor, it falls short on almost every front.
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Though “Disenchanted” seeks to rekindle the magic of its precursor, it falls short on almost every front.
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With Hollywood on the backburner, here are four international films and television shows that deserve a place in the limelight.
featured article
With Hollywood on the backburner, here are four international films and television shows that deserve a place in the limelight.
featured article
Netflix’s “Falling for Christmas” follows in the celebrated snow-dusted footprints of the “A Christmas Prince” trilogy and “The Princess Switch” duology. Each film attempts to answer one of Zeno’s lesser-known paradoxes: how can Netflix, an Academy-Award-winning film studio, distribute a hate-bait Hallmark-style Christmas classic?
featured article
Netflix’s “Falling for Christmas” follows in the celebrated snow-dusted footprints of the “A Christmas Prince” trilogy and “The Princess Switch” duology. Each film attempts to answer one of Zeno’s lesser-known paradoxes: how can Netflix, an Academy-Award-winning film studio, distribute a hate-bait Hallmark-style Christmas classic?
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Crafting an alluring body horror film is a tricky feat, but it’s one that Guadagnino manages to pull off with grace — for the most part.
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Crafting an alluring body horror film is a tricky feat, but it’s one that Guadagnino manages to pull off with grace — for the most part.
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“The White Lotus” is tightly contained. Nothing gets pushed to the margins or tarnished by the tedium of polemic that so often afflicts other shows that set their ambitions similarly high.
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“The White Lotus” is tightly contained. Nothing gets pushed to the margins or tarnished by the tedium of polemic that so often afflicts other shows that set their ambitions similarly high.
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While “The Inspection'' may appear to be the antithesis of Hollywood’s military epics, the film earnestly follows the familiar underdog recruit narrative that marks the genre.
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While “The Inspection'' may appear to be the antithesis of Hollywood’s military epics, the film earnestly follows the familiar underdog recruit narrative that marks the genre.
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For a film premised upon skewering the rich, “The Menu” only succeeds in crisping the surfaces of its elite subjects when one takes a closer look.
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For a film premised upon skewering the rich, “The Menu” only succeeds in crisping the surfaces of its elite subjects when one takes a closer look.
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Perhaps the single most unifying theme running through Laura Poitras’ documentary “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” is Nan Goldin’s own commitment to collectivity.
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Perhaps the single most unifying theme running through Laura Poitras’ documentary “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” is Nan Goldin’s own commitment to collectivity.
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Like its predecessor, “Wakanda Forever” centers around Black liberation and joy, creativity and community — while grief frames this sequel, it’s love that appears on-screen in full force.
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Like its predecessor, “Wakanda Forever” centers around Black liberation and joy, creativity and community — while grief frames this sequel, it’s love that appears on-screen in full force.
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