The Seven Resurrections of ‘The Walking Dead’

For its 10th anniversary, here are the seven resurrections of The Walking Dead, the bloodiest, emotional, and most resurgent episodes that kept the show alive for a weary fan.

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SNL at (and on) 45: The Heat Death of Satire

If you measure the success of a satire in the direct annoyance of its target, then SNL may be top of the pile, (but) satire is not for the leaders; it is for the people.

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10 Years Later, ‘Easy A’ (2010) Grapples With a Complex Legacy

Separating the legacy of ‘Easy A’ from Emma Stone’s career is an impossibility: in a way, she is this film’s legacy. The durability of her performance is indisputable—Olive is a star making role, and Stone thrives when given the license to be her full charismatic self. Instead, consider this: has ‘Easy A’ itself stood the test of time? The answer is… complicated.

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‘Sleeping With Other People’ (2015), ‘When Harry Met Sally…’ (1989), and the Mortifying Ideal of Being Known

Whether it’s love at first sight or something a bit more complicated, it would seem that every relationship must eventually boil down to the inevitable question: are we friends or are we something more?

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10 Years On, ‘Never Let Me Go’ (2010) Isn’t As Bleak As You Remember

Never Let Me Go is more interested in the characters than the science-fiction elements: telling a story of love and making the most of what time we have.

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Finding Beauty in Humanity: Remembering Lynn Shelton Through Her Work

Throughout her career, Lynn Shelton created a safe space for characters (and viewers alike) to feel like they belong – no matter how awkward, complex or messy they are. 

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Why, 25 Years Later, ‘Clueless’ (1995) Remains Our Smartest Jane Austen Adaptation

When Jane Austen began work on her 1815 novel, Emma, she predicted that her heroine would be one “whom no one but myself will much like.” It’s true that Emma Woodhouse, being “handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and a happy disposition,” moving through her provincial life “with very little to distress or…

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A Love Letter to the Superhero Genre: ‘Sky High’ (2005) 15 Years Later

Especially in times of stress, there’s comfort in the familiar—and in the current world of movies, there’s nothing more familiar than superheroes. Fifteen years later, although Sky High (2005) is unmistakably of a different era, the movie wears its age very well.

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Creating An Imagined Reality: The Cinematic Brilliance Of ‘Inception’ (2010) Ten Years Later

“What really makes Inception such a unique and memorable film is the fact that much of its action takes place within the subconscious minds of its characters.”

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Was the Fifth Season of Doctor Who a Piece of TV History?

It’s scarcely believable that ten years have passed since the fifth season of Doctor Who came to a close, likely because the series seemed like such a defining shift for the show. It isn’t really quite the fifth season, as fans will know, but the fifth of the show’s continuity-keeping soft reboot that reignited a…

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