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  1. overnights
    Expats Series-Finale Recap: As Years Go ByA grand finale that overcomes its own overwrought trappings.
  2. overnights
    Expats Recap: 2014The show expands its scope and perspective in a powerful feature-length entry.
  3. fact vs fiction
    Everything The Iron Claw Leaves Out About the Von Erich ‘Curse’A missing brother, a family tree of tragedies, the Von Erich name’s Nazi origins, and more real-life details missing from A24’s new wrestling drama.
  4. overnights
    Expats Recap: Days of Being RiledAn anxiety-inducing episode with no exit.
  5. overnights
    Expats Recap: Ashes, in TimeEveryone is on the verge of total eruption.
  6. overnights
    Expats Recap: In No Mood for LoveA trip through time reveals the defining tragedy at the heart of the series.
  7. overnights
    Expats Series-Premiere Recap: Unhappy TogetherLulu Wang’s Hong Kong–set drama series kicks off with a riveting chapter.
  8. close reads
    This Image Is ImportantKillers of the Flower Moon’s most famous image — the subject of a whole meme life cycle — carries surprising weight in the context of the film.
  9. the kang conundrum
    Where Does Marvel Go From Here?There are four ways through the Kang conundrum, and none of them involve Jonathan Majors.
  10. chat room
    Ke Huy Quan Saw Something Familiar in Loki’s Ouroboros“I approached him as if he was a variant of Data from The Goonies.”
  11. endings
    The Marvels’ Final Scene Shows Us the Avengers’ FutureSome assembly required; ages 13 and up.
  12. explainer
    The Marvels’ Mid-Credits Scene Will Leave You Feeling BlueWhat’s behind that “X” logo seen in the trailer? (You know the answer.)
  13. overnights
    Loki Season-Finale Recap: This Is the Bad PlacePerfect on paper, miffed in execution.
  14. overnights
    Loki Recap: The Gang Gets LostFor once, the show’s closest cousin isn’t Doctor Who but the latter seasons of Lost.
  15. overnights
    Loki Recap: Not With a Bang But a WhimperThe show’s “and then” structure leads to more haphazard drama.
  16. overnights
    Loki Recap: We’re All Going to the World’s FairTwo pairs of characters collide on a time hunt in a fun but flimsy episode.
  17. overnights
    Loki Recap: Wait, Did We Miss Something?After a strong return, Loki’s second season starts jogging in place.
  18. overnights
    Loki Season-Premiere Recap: Back to BasicsThe show’s second season has a promising start, despite a return to status quo.
  19. rankings
    A Perfectly Scientific Ranking of the 10 Greatest, Most Gruesome Saw TrapsThe best, most complicated, and most sadistic of Jigsaw’s games across ten films.
  20. endings
    Saw X’s Surprisingly Sentimental Twist Ending, ExplainedThe real shocker here is the unapologetic melodrama of the film’s closing images.
  21. alternate timelines
    A Brief History of Nic Cage Almost Becoming Superman and Battling a Giant SpiderOn the recent, unexpected appearance from a star who almost played a superhero in a project abandoned 25 years ago.
  22. endings
    Okay, Let’s Talk About That Bizarre Final Cameo in The FlashAn unexpected face makes a suave return. But what does this mean for Ben Affleck’s Batman and the DC cinematic universe at large?
  23. character guide
    Who’s Who in Oppenheimer: A Guide to 36 Scientists, Soldiers, and RedsOppenheimer is a cavalcade of white men in suits exchanging rapid-fire dialogue about physics and war. Here’s how to tell them apart.
  24. spoilers
    The Emotional Significance of One Parting Line in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3A loving farewell from an unexpected source, told with some fun sleight of hand by director James Gunn.
  25. explainer
    Is Vol. 3 Really the Last We’ll See of the Guardians of the Galaxy?Breaking down what the mid- and post-credits scenes tell us about the Guardians, Groot, and the next generation.
  26. inheritance
    Wakanda Forever’s New Black Panther Is the Only Natural ChoiceFrom the moment Wakanda Forever begins, it establishes a new successor’s journey to suiting up as the famed protector.
  27. explainers
    What the Hell Is Going on With WWE?Vince McMahon is back. A Saudi sale seems imminent. It’s feeling very Succession.
  28. sweet revenge
    We Must Discuss the Gnarliest Sequence in Avatar: The Way of WaterJames Cameron’s latest is a whale of a time.
  29. rrrecommendations
    The 5 Best Indian Films of 2022 That Weren’t RRRFrom quiet art-house indies to explosive crime dramas.
  30. let’s speculate wildly
    So What’s Going to Happen in the Avatar Sequels After Way of Water?James Cameron helpfully affirms they will “make you shit yourself with your mouth wide open.”
  31. lost in translation
    Wakanda Forever Could’ve Done Better By the Midnight AngelsThe comics’ queer revolutionaries become royal pawns in the big-screen sequel, with little more than a throwaway romance.
  32. spirits of the past
    Wakanda Forever’s Big Surprise Cameo Is a Promise the Film Doesn’t KeepIt’s the perfect setup for a blockbuster climax in which the hero may not be in the right. But the film doesn’t make good on that potential.
  33. overnights
    Harley Quinn Season-Finale Recap: Inglourious Bat-sterdsHow do you make a relationship work if one person wants to be a hero and the other wants to be the leader of the Legion of Doom?
  34. overnights
    Harley Quinn Recap: Jazz Night of the Living DeadA rushed penultimate entry sees Harley and Ivy fall out and make up during a zombie invasion.
  35. overnights
    Harley Quinn Recap: Memories of MurderHarley takes a trip through Batman’s past in one of the best Bat-stories since Mask of the Phantasm.
  36. overnights
    Harley Quinn Recap: Shark TaleSadly, it’s not the “Sharkley” reunion we were all hoping for, as King Shark and Harley Quinn have their own plots to deal with.
  37. overnights
    Harley Quinn Recap: I’m Going to Become the MayorThis week’s Joker-centric spinoff is a roller coaster — at times literally.
  38. overnights
    Harley Quinn Recap: Swamp ClingIt’s not easy being green … or, in Ivy’s case, accessing the green.
  39. overnights
    Harley Quinn Recap: Hootin’ and Hollerin’Harley and Ivy go to an orgy in this one!
  40. overnights
    Harley Quinn Recap: And the Award Goes To …Harley and Ivy run into their exes in tuxes.
  41. overnights
    Harley Quinn Recap: Escaping FailureRomantic tensions brew as fan-favorite Nightwing enters the picture.
  42. overnights
    Harley Quinn Season-Premiere Recap: Trouble in ParadiseA fun, explosive romp and a much-needed chat.
  43. backstories
    Ms. Marvel Was a Personal Journey Onscreen and OffThe show’s writers and directors break down how their own experiences informed Kamala Khan’s globetrotting family saga.
  44. overnights
    Ms. Marvel Finale Recap: Back to BasicsAn intimate, hilarious, and only occasionally disjointed finale keeps the focus on friendship and community while still giving Kamala her due.
  45. overnights
    Ms. Marvel Recap: Back to the FutureThe penultimate episode offers up some of Marvel’s most powerful images — followed by some of its most disjointed.
  46. beyond bollywood
    India’s Zee5 Isn’t Perfect, But It Speaks the LanguagesThe streamer may be a little messy, but it’s the best option to watch the subcontinent’s rich film output.
  47. overnights
    Ms. Marvel Recap: Karachi BluesA detour to Pakistan is filled with quiet moments and meaningful exposition.
  48. overnights
    Ms. Marvel Recap: I Do, I Do, I DoA midpoint episode front-loaded with exposition takes us through a series of emotional highs and lows.
  49. overnights
    Ms. Marvel Recap: Be My BabyHow about some delightful friendship, flirting, and family secrets?
  50. overnights
    Ms. Marvel Series-Premiere Recap: Diary of a Wimpy TeenMs. Marvel boldly cherry-picks what worked in the comics while remixing the character’s lore to fit into and stand apart from the rest of the MCU.
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