Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 1:07pm
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“Congratulations! You are the lucky winner of one million dollars! To collect your winnings, please send me a processing fee of $130,000.” If you’ve ever gotten a call like this from an unknown number, you were probably targeted by a scammer. “Trafficked” wants to show who exactly is on the other end of the line. 

Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 6:13pm
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If you took Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall out of the snowed-in haunting of “The Shining” and replaced them with Anglican nuns, you’d get “Black Narcissus.” The latest FX miniseries attempts to capture the terror of claustrophobic horror but cannot move past the burdens of its history.

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 5:04pm
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Have you ever wanted to sympathize with the ambitious men and women who trade stocks like Pokémon cards and know the world’s economy like the back of their hands? Me neither. But “Industry” on HBO is going to try anyway. 

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 2:29pm
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How does a TV show from 2013 based on a movie from 1991 and a book from 1981 continue to influence us in 2020?

Well, Hannibal Lecter can be very persuasive. The cannibalistic ex-psychiatrist has captivated American audiences for nearly forty years and remains one of the most iconic characters in pop culture history.

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 5:25pm
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If you’ve ever wanted to watch someone make awkward but wholesome dad jokes for an hour while enjoying a level of decadence few will ever experience in their lifetime, “Somebody Feed Phil” might be the show for you. It is, above all else, excessively palatable.

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 9:25am
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They put TVs in hospital rooms. You don’t think twice about it while you’re there, probably because you’re distracted by whatever reason you’re there in the first place. The wall-mounted, boxy television set perches in the corner of a bare room reeking of antiseptic and bodily fluid. Sometimes it’s tuned into a generic game show with a host that tries his best to mimic a more charismatic person. Or it plays the kind of daytime soap opera that exists only to be background noise to drown out the silence between the beeps of heart rate monitors and IV drips. 

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 5:27pm
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Netflix is no stranger to true-crime documentaries. Shows like “Making a Murderer,” “Evil Genius” and even “Tiger King” have defined the streaming service as the new hub for all things spooky and sinister. With the newest episodes of “Unsolved Mysteries” now on the platform, the standard of their true-crime content has only increased. 

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 12:09pm
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For the past decade, Marvel superhero movies have dominated the international box office and changed the standard for American blockbusters and pop culture. That wild success has unfortunately also led to more than a few missteps, and “Helstrom” proves that even the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) can’t win them all. 

Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 5:50pm
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“All of this is true. Most of it happened.” The first words of “The Good Lord Bird” cue you into the hour-long premiere of the wildly entertaining and hardly believable story of John Brown (Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed”), the man most Americans know as the abolitionist who led a violent raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1859.

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 6:05pm
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The horror genre is no stranger to television. Paranormal activity and true crime stories have been a time-honored TV tradition since “The Twilight Zone.” In a genre so well-trodden, it’s often difficult to find something fresh and genuine in addition to the gore we’ve become so accustomed to onscreen. However, “Monsterland” is able to accomplish the ultimate goal of horror: To make the audience feel everything it throws at them.