Essays

Halt And Catch Fire Ten Of Swords

‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Reinvented Itself Until The Very End

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The series about the early days of the tech industry was in love with reinvention, and its series finale, “Ten of Swords,” made us love it too.

Fleabag Season 2 Episode4 Waller-Bridge

The Flashback Episode That Transformed ‘Fleabag’

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The fourth episode of Series 2 is sexy, sad, and the emotional key to the whole show.

Miami Vice

Navigating the Digital Landscape of Michael Mann’s ‘Miami Vice’

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The masterful big-screen adaptation has a polarizing and distinct mid-2000s look to it, but that’s all part of what makes it great.

The Souvenir Part Ii

‘After Yang,’ ‘The Souvenir: Part II’ and Nature Cinematography as a Healing Art

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Kogonada and Joanna Hogg prove themselves masters of capturing the natural world in step with the narrative.

Zack Snyder Watchmen

The Weird and Wild History of Zack Snyder’s Needle Drops

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From “Down With The Sickness” to “Zombie,” Snyder is the king of not-so-subtle musical cues.

Mad Men ending first and Final Shots

The Ending of ‘Mad Men’ Explained

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We look back at the ending of the iconic TV series and consider two ways of looking at Don Draper’s final epiphany.

Ai Artificial Intelligence

‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence’ and the Question of Robotic Love

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Are machines really capable of feeling emotion? And what is love, really, anyway?