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  1. overnights
    Star Trek: Picard Premiere Recap: ReengageOne episode in, this is already a very different show from The Next Generation, but also one deeply informed by its predecessor.
  2. vulture lists
    The 50 Greatest War Movies Ever MadeA look back at a genre that has inspired a century of cinema.
  3. overnights
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  4. overnights
    The Mandalorian Recap: Bait and Switch (and Switch)The season’s penultimate episode reveals The Mandalorian’s self-contained chapters haven’t been that self-contained after all.
  5. vulture lists
    The 40 Best Christmas Movies of All TimeEstablished classics, new favorites, and even some horror.
  6. lingering questions
    12 Lingering Questions From the Watchmen FinaleThis just wouldn’t be Watchmen if “See How They Fly” wrapped everything up in a neat bow at the end.
  7. lingering questions
    Where Is Lube Man, Watchmen?Plus eight other very important questions we need answered in this week’s finale.
  8. vulture lists
    Every Clint Eastwood–Directed Movie, RankedExamining the 89-year-old director’s prolific and unpredictable career behind the camera.
  9. overnights
    The Mandalorian Recap: Battle Droids and Double CrossesAnyone who’s felt like The Mandalorian hasn’t featured enough dirtbags so far should have no complaints after this episode.
  10. lingering questions
    10 Big Questions From This Week’s Watchmen“A God Walks Into Abar” asks us to consider the world from Doctor Manhattan’s perspective, and boy is it a confusing perspective!
  11. overnights
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  12. lingering questions
    10 Big Questions From This Week’s Watchmen“An Almost Religious Awe” gives us some critical Angela backstory and confirmation of the Kavalry’s plans, but where do we go from here?
  13. overnights
    The Mandalorian Recap: Two and a Half SamuraiWith bounty hunters still in pursuit, the Mandalorian and the Child dip into a “backwater skug hole” to make new friends and join in a local skirmish.
  14. lingering questions
    9 Big Questions From This Week’s Watchmen“This Extraordinary Being” gives us a big revelation about Hooded Justice and puts the series’ inciting mystery to bed. Sort of.
  15. overnights
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  16. lingering questions
    14 Big Questions From This Week’s Watchmen“Little Fear of Lightning” cracks the mystery of Looking Glass, and raises a host of new questions in the process.
  17. overnights
    The Mandalorian Recap: Baby OnboardA satisfying second chapter reveals some intriguing new details about the Mandalorian’s bounty amid a string of rousing action scenes.
  18. overnights
    The Mandalorian Premiere Recap: A Bounty Hunter Walks Into a Bar …The first live-action Star Wars series begins digging into the seedy underbelly of a universe still figuring itself out after the Empire’s fall.
  19. lingering questions
    10 Big Questions From This Week’s Watchmen“If You Don’t Like My Story Write Your Own” introduces a mysterious new character who raises some new possibilities for where this story is headed.
  20. lingering questions
    12 Big Questions From Watchmen’s Third Episode“She Was Killed By Space Junk” presents us with some major new characters, a mysterious clock, and a very complicated joke. Let’s break it all down.
  21. vulture lists
    All 15 Original Godzilla Movies, RankedThough the whole series is fun to watch, some Godzilla movies are better than others.
  22. lingering questions
    Our 18 Biggest Questions About This Week’s WatchmenHow did Angela survive the White Night? What happened to her parents? And why does Will keep speaking in riddles?
  23. lingering questions
    14 Big Questions From Watchmen’s First EpisodeThe series premiere drops viewers into a strange but strangely familiar alternate reality. So let’s parse “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice.”
  24. viewing guide
    From Masked Avengers to Space Squids: A Short History of the Watchmen UniverseA guide to the key players from the landmark graphic novel, and the impact they could have on HBO’s new “remix” series.
  25. behind the scenes
    How Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Brought Its Puppet-Filled World to LifeThe prequel’s sprawling vision of Thra is the result of old-fashioned puppetry, modern technological modifications, and, yes, a little bit of CG.
  26. vulture lists
    The 12 Best Shark Movies Since JawsThe subgenre has largely remained in Spielberg’s shadow, but it hasn’t lost its capacity to surprise.
  27. vulture lists
    The 20 Best Performances in Quentin Tarantino FilmsFeaturing Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Leonardo DiCaprio, and more.
  28. overnights
    Stranger Things Season Finale Recap: You Are Now Leaving Hawkins, IndianaThe Hawkins gang has saved the world — with some help from Satan’s Baby — but they’ve also paid the price.
  29. overnights
    Stranger Things Recap: F-L-A-Y in the U.S.A.For the Mind Flayer’s plan to work, it needs El off the board. She’s just too powerful.
  30. overnights
    Stranger Things Recap: On Some Faraway BeachBoth the Russians’ and the Mind Flayer’s time spent hiding underground is coming to an end.
  31. overnights
    Stranger Things Recap: Underneath the BunkerLooks like we now have a fully operational — and fantastically gross — Mind Flayer.
  32. overnights
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  33. overnights
    Stranger Things Recap: Boys vs. Girls vs. DemogorgonsUnderstanding between the sexes has had a serious breakdown, but that’s the least of the gang’s problems right now.
  34. easter eggs
    Every Pop-Culture Reference We Spotted in Stranger Things 3The 1980s cultural shoutouts go way beyond John Carpenter homages (though there are plenty of those, too).
  35. overnights
    Stranger Things Recap: Magnets, How Do They Work?Hawkins: a tough place for rodents, and an even tougher one for lifeguards.
  36. overnights
    Stranger Things Season Premiere Recap: Mall MadnessIn Hawkins, a blackout is never just a blackout — especially one that hits just before the scary part of a classic zombie film.
  37. overnights
    Good Omens Finale Recap: Apocalypse? Nah.A full-circle ending brings us back to where we started, and in the process makes the end of the world seem weirdly life-affirming.
  38. overnights
    Good Omens Recap: We Will Rock You?At the dawn of the apocalypse, seeming enemies see past their difference and the Antichrist decides to go his own way.
  39. overnights
    Good Omens Recap: Leaving Early to Avoid the RushWith Earth taking a hard turn toward the apocalyptic and Heaven and Hell both lining up for war, Crowley considers skedaddling.
  40. overnights
    Good Omens Recap: Have a Nice DoomsdayAn abbreviated history of Aziraphale and Crowley’s friendship highlights the foundation of Good Omens’s success: Michael Sheen and David Tennant.
  41. overnights
    Good Omens Recap: Sorry, Right NumberA crowded but satisfying episode introduces more of the many players will have a part in this end-times comedy of errors.
  42. overnights
    Good Omens Series-Premiere Recap: Apocalypse Now?The adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s novel begins its circuitous journey to the end of the world.
  43. overnights
    The Twilight Zone Season Finale Recap: When Do We Get to the Twilight Zone?“Blurryman” is a particularly clever episode with a superb fake-out.
  44. radiation vibe
    Chernobyl and Pop Culture’s Long History of Irradiated NightmaresFrom the start of the nuclear age, film and TV have served as both warning and coping mechanism to help us process the invisible terror of radiation.
  45. overnights
    The Twilight Zone Recap: GunshyThe discovery of a cursed weapon evokes some provocative ideas about guns that end up landing not with a bang but a shrug.
  46. overnights
    The Twilight Zone Recap: Not From Around HereAn unsubtle but effective episode builds to an ending that might feel too grim if it didn’t hit so uncomfortably close to home.
  47. overnights
    The Twilight Zone Recap: A Good Man Is Hard to FindOne of the best outings of the series so far amps up the everyday nightmares of male entitlement to their violent extremes.
  48. overnights
    The Twilight Zone Recap: Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in SpaceWhat at first seems like a pure psychodrama set on a long, arduous space voyage turns out to have been telling a different sort of story all along.
  49. overnights
    The Twilight Zone Recap: Kidmander-in-ChiefA facile stab at political satire strands an excellent cast in a sweaty episode that can’t decide if it wants to be scary or funny.
  50. overnights
    The Twilight Zone Recap: A Christmas StoryA fairly standard-issue premise is enlivened by tense direction from Ana Lily Amirpour and great performances by Greg Kinnear and Steven Yeun.
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