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2021 Oscar Predictions: The Acting Awards

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It’s Oscar Week and that means we’re back in the predictions business. Here’s our take on the 2021 acting awards.

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Revisiting the ‘Game Of Thrones’ Pilot 10 Years Later

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Before it was a worldwide phenomenon, it was just a new HBO show with a hell of a good hook.

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Martin Scorsese Just Wants to Hang Out with His Friends

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His recent work is full of small moments that remind us to keep our friends close and to hang out with them whenever possible.

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Mini Monsters Will Always Be More Terrifying Than Titans

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We’re looking out for the little guys in this tribute to ‘Gremlins,’ ‘Critters,’ and other movies with tiny terrors.

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The Hidden Monsters of ‘The Mist’

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In this Stephen King adaptation, there is one creature that is more terrifying than the monsters themselves: fear.

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Navigating Sexuality and Utility in ‘Ghost in the Shell’

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Mamuro Oshii’s 1995 anime is a fascinating examination of the female cyborg and her assumed sexuality.

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An Ode to the Diner Scene in Michael Mann’s ‘Thief’

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Proof that lowkey doesn’t have to mean dull and that a conversation can have as much tension as a heist sequence.

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Gamera: the Godzilla Knockoff That Became So Much More

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Gamera may have begun as a cheap Godzilla knockoff, but the flying fire-breathing turtle has earned his place at the big boy kaiju table.