‘Westworld’ Season 2 Premiere Review: ‘Journey Into Night’ Draws Us Back Into the Compelling Mysteries With a Bloodbath

[Editor’s Note: This review contains spoilers for “Westworld” Season 2, Episode 1, “Journey Into Night.”] Programming Update A good “Westworld” theory today can easily be a big “Westworld” spoiler tomorrow, as fans of the show know. But while critics were provided with the first five episodes of the season by HBO, these weekly reviews will […]

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Homeland Recap: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Homeland is holding up a funhouse mirror to real-world scandals about fake news, Russian collusion, and information warfare, but perhaps the most remarkable thing about this season is how deftly it allows several political viewpoints to have a place in its narrative. When Russian operative Yevgeny denies the photographic evidence … More » …read more […]

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‘Sharp Objects’ Trailer: HBO’s Next Super-Dark Miniseries Has Amy Adams and Danger Lurking Around Every Corner

A year after “Big Little Lies,” HBO is offering a first glimpse at their latest attempt at turning a runaway literary success into TV gold. The network released the initial teaser for “Sharp Objects,” the upcoming miniseries that will try to follow in the big footsteps of some recent crime classics. “Sharp Objects” stars Amy […]

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‘The Seagull’ Review: Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan Do Chekhov Well, But the Movie Can’t Keep Up — Tribeca

Great plays are plays for a reason. If something succeeds onstage, it’s usually because it was written for that medium. Of course, if Hollywood can make a blockbuster out of a video game, classic Russian dramas are fair game. Unfortunately, although “The Seagull” sports a winning cast, the latest adaptation of the stage classic should […]

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‘Killing Eve’: BBC America’s Feminist Assassin Series Just Went From Fun and Addictive to Essential Viewing

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Killing Eve” Episode 3, “Don’t I Know You?”] “Killing Eve” has been a wild and daring ride so far, but it’s always kept the tone lighthearted and breezy. Sure, the gamine assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) murders people willy-nilly throughout Europe, but it’s always done with such flair and […]

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Howards End Recap: Only Connect

This isn’t Matthew Macfadyen’s first time delightfully bumbling through a thoroughly awkward marriage proposal for a British period piece. After all, he delivered one of the most memorable proposals in British fictional history with his rain-soaked “I have fought against my better judgment” speech in Pride & Prejudice, which ends, … More » …read more […]

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Killing Eve Recap: Daddy’s Going to Die

As far as sendoffs go, Bill Pargrave gets a pretty good one. In his farewell episode, Killing Eve gives its protagonist’s paternal confidante a complicated marriage, a late-in-life baby, an unexpected sexual past, and a noble death. But these human touches can’t dress up the pedestrian core of this formulaic … More » …read more […]

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There Will Be Less Nudity in Westworld Season Two

Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy got to tackle the inevitable nudity question at the season-two premiere screening at Tribeca Film Festival. The panel moderator noticed that the premiere features very little nudity, and that it isn’t a host baring it all, but a human character instead – showing the inversion of … More » …read more […]

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