Essays

Better Call Saul Finale Gone

The Heartfelt Long Con of ‘Better Call Saul’

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The story of a sleazy lawyer’s descent into amorality pulled off one of the most meaningful series finales in recent history by becoming the one thing none of us dared hope for: a redemption story.

Gilmore Girls They Shoot Gilmores Dont They

Once Upon a Time, ‘Gilmore Girls’ Danced the Night Away

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In season three’s “They Shoot Gilmores, Don’t They?” Rory and Lorelai get in over their heads at a 24-hour dance marathon.

Arrebato

Bury Me in Celluloid: The Feverish Cinemania of ‘Arrebato’

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Movies are one hell of a drug. Also, drugs are one hell of a drug.

Y Tu Mama Tambien

‘Y Tu Mamá También’: A Eulogy to Adolescence

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20 years later, Alfonso Cuarón’s film remains one of the most honest and sobering portrayals of the journey from adolescence to adulthood.

After Yang

How ‘After Yang’ Recalls Kogonada’s Video Essays

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A remixed film within a film leaves viewers reflecting on the nature of life and the moving image.

Euphoria Season 2 Finale Zendaya

The ‘Euphoria’ Season 2 Finale Presents a Tangled Web of Abuse

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In our last recap of the season, we break down what the show is really about.

Lexi Play Euphoria

Lexi Howard Psychoanalyzes the Characters of ‘Euphoria’ Better Than Anyone Else

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Lexi’s play reveals more about characters than they care to know about themselves.

Sharp Objects Amy Adams

How ‘Sharp Objects’ Ended with a Perfect Dose of Poison

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Prestige mystery series don’t get much darker than ‘Sharp Objects,’ and ‘Sharp Objects’ doesn’t get much better than its sickening finale.