Reviews

Song Review: 8X8, ‘The Tie In’

8X8

This captivating musical force owes as much to progressive rock as it does The Zombies and Brian Wilson.

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‘Community’ Breakdown: ‘Cooperative Polygraph’

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This week’s Community is the classic bottle episode of the season.

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‘American Horror Story: Coven’: ‘Protect the Coven’

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On this week’s America’s Next Supreme, Queenie returns to put her name back on the ballot. It's another solid outing with many great small moments.

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ Breakdown: ‘The Vessel’

Sleepy Hollow

After a month-long break, the danger in 'Sleepy Hollow' is still ever-present. Yet much of the energy feels lost after so many weeks without our team of Apocalypse fighters.

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Breakdown: ‘Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra’

How I Met Your Mother Slapsgiving

This week's slap-bet installment is a convoluted tale that stalls the forward momentum of the show. But at least it's entertaining.

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‘Girls’ Breakdown: ‘Truth or Dare’

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This episode, a sort-of tongue-in-cheek half-nod to the road trip as plot device, is loaded with even more signs of how much Hannah and Adam have grown as a couple

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‘Girls’ Breakdown: ‘Females Only’

Girls Females Only

There are some truly compelling signs of emotional maturity (relationship-wise, at least) scattered throughout this episode, most notably the way each of them react to the coffee shop incident.

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Movie Review: ‘Her’

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'Her' is an unconventional love story on the surface -- but at its core, it's much more simple and universal. It is our greatest story -- the story of everything.

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‘Community’ Breakdown: ‘Basic Intergluteal Numismatics’

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This week’s 'Community: The Jeff Winger Show' tackles the crime drama genre by way of 'The Killing,' 'Hannibal,' and David Fincher.

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‘American Horror Story: Coven’ Breakdown: ‘The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks’

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This week, showrunner Ryan Murphy draws from 'Cloud Atlas' and Stevie Nicks lore to inspire his coven.

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Movie Review: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

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Emma Thompson is Oscar-worthy as 'Mary Poppins' writer P.L. Travers, but the rest of this sweet, safe film is lacking substance.

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Song Review: St. Vincent, ‘Digital Witness’

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Annie Clark's funky satire both maligns and celebrates what it truly means to be thoroughly Millennial.

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Josh Holloway’s Han Solo-Esque Charm Can’t Rescue Daft ‘Intelligence’ Pilot

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Holloway is cooler than CBS’ cheesy new drama could ever hope to be.

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Make Watching ‘Muscle Shoals’ Your First Pop Culture Resolution for 2014

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The Muscle Shoals documentary has been out for months now. But if you haven’t seen it yet, consider this a strong recommendation -- especially if you live in the south.

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‘Community’ Breakdown: ‘Introduction to Teaching’

Community Introduction to Teaching

Jeff Winger struggles to become a teacher. Also: loads of hilarious Nicolas Cage jokes.

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