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Why That MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Ending Makes Perfect Sense

By Friday, April 1, 2016 0 Permalink 0

Jeff Nichols’s latest film, Midnight Special, is a beautiful, sad, striking work of cinematic art. There’s my review in a nutshell. I loved it. But there’s a very strong criticism from even some people who share my opinion: That ending. Obviously, spoilers ahead. Let’s start with the film’s story. Midnight Special follows a father and special-powered ...

5 X-FILES/BREAKING BAD Connections You May Have Missed

By Saturday, December 26, 2015 0 , Permalink 1

Vince Gilligan may have created one of the greatest shows in TV history with Breaking Bad. But the writer/producer also spent time on various other televisions shows, the most well-known being The X-Files. Gilligan is credited with producing over 120 episodes of The X-Files, and he wrote some of the series' most entertaining "Monster of the Week" hour-longs, with ...

MAKING A MURDERER: An Engrossing, Overlong True Crime Saga

By Saturday, December 26, 2015 0 Permalink 19

When’s the last time you sat around for 10 hours watching phone call transcripts and courtroom video? Unless you had CourtTV during the O.J. Simpson trial, never is probably the answer. Well, Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi’s Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer might just change all that. The streaming TV service’s first foray into ...

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