REVIEW: ‘Shining Girls’ Is An Ambitious Crime Drama That Misses The Mark

“‘Shining Girls’ is an eight-episode series that promises to build up an intense story of a serial killer, but the non-linear structure becomes uneven and clunky.”

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REVIEW: ‘Russian Doll’ (Season 2) is a Fast-Paced Trip Through Time and Trauma

“The show is compulsively entertaining and addictive in the sense that it has a way of leaving room for future possibilities of more stories down the line.”

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‘Money Heist’: From ‘Don Quixote’ to ‘Lazarillo de Tormes’

“‘Money Heist’ exaggerates almost all aspects of reality, in turn challenging the economic and political status quo.”

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‘Yellowjackets’ (2021) Perfects the Sting of Female Rage in Television 

‘Yellowjackets’ challenges the idea that women are communal in times of crisis, while highlighting the power and necessity of female rage in film.

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REVIEW: ‘Evil’ Season Two Delights in Body Horror

Refusing to place all its hopes in both state and religion as god-given arbiters of justice, season two of ‘Evil’ reinvents the crime procedural by suggesting that ideas of good and bad are not given, but made, remade, and brutally scapegoated onto people.

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‘Midnight Mass’ and the Humanity within Mike Flanagan’s Horror

“Some might prefer their horror to be cynical and nihilistic, but Flanagan’s is a unique kind of optimism, one that leaves tragedy and trauma in its wake but still engenders hope and empathy.”

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What the TV Women of the 2000s Taught Us

While female representation in the media still continues to evolve, it is progressing. One thing is for sure: the 2000s gave storytellers and writers an adequate blueprint of female representation.

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“People are All We’ve Got”: Finding Hope in Humanity and Other People

The flamboyant cast of characters goes through heartbreak, grief, unbearable family dinners, vain attempts at human connection, fear of failure, and for the most part, universal experiences. The series feels very down to earth, and its relatability is one of its greatest assets. It carries out a message of hope.

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REVIEW: ‘Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness’ (2021) Blatantly Repeats The Past

‘Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness’ is the franchise’s latest attempt to break out of video games, but this politics-heavy thriller doesn’t do anything to break the mold.

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