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    The Good Fight Recap: The Overton WindowHaving Michael Sheen around as court jester gives an episode swarming with neo-Nazis the comic balance it needs.
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    The Good Fight Recap: No ToleranceThe combination of Maia’s drug arrest and Lucca getting harassed by a white woman forces the partners to address the firm’s racial disparities.
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    The Good Fight Recap: The Troll TollA complex and delectably feisty episode finds Diane and Maia learning the benefits and hidden costs of fighting fire with fire.
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    The Good Fight Recap: Disorder in the CourtHow much you enjoy this episode rests almost entirely on how much you’re into whatever the hell Michael Sheen is doing as Roland Blum.
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    The Good Fight Season-Premiere Recap: Damage ControlA fiendishly clever premiere ekes as much fun out of a serious subject as possible without veering into tastelessness.
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    Counterpart Season Finale Recap: Crossing OverA probable series finale wraps up all the loose ends, then leaves one thread dangling just in case.
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    Counterpart Recap: HomecomingHoward returns to his Alpha home with new knowledge that stands to make things exceedingly difficult for him going forward.
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    20 Essential Cold-Weather ThrillersMovies worth bundling up for.
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    Counterpart Recap: Past TenseThe show’s pivotal relationships are crystalized as characters seek to determine their futures by reexamining the past.
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    Counterpart Recap: A Fresh StartAn otherwise business-as-usual episode brings some clarity to Clare’s shifting loyalties.
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    Every David Fincher Movie, RankedKillers, cops, and founders.
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    Counterpart Recap: Point of DepartureCreator Justin Marks oversees an answer-filled origin story that ranks as the series’ best episode yet.
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    Counterpart Recap: The Butterfly Effect“Shadow Puppets” is the season’s strongest episode yet.
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    Counterpart Recap: Double TalkAn intriguing exploration of the series’ central conceit keeps getting lost in the wrong details.
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    Counterpart Recap: Do Unto OthersHowards faces the brain trust behind Echo in an episode that plays with doubles as compellingly as any to date.
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    Counterpart Recap: Prime TimeThe season kicks into gear with an Emily-centric episode that delivers a twist that hits Howard like a wrecking ball.
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    Counterpart Premiere Recap: Perfect StrangersSeason two picks up right where season one left off, with an episode that turns on the weird intimacy of strangers figuring out how to live together.
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    Homecoming Finale Recap: Please, Remember MeAs Heidi seeks closure, she’s forced to come to terms with her role in defining Walter’s past, present, and future.
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    Homecoming Recap: What Is Experience?In a downshift of a penultimate episode, characters’ interior lives and continued revelations about the past take precedence over resolution.
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    Homecoming Recap: BreakdownHeidi is broken by the awful truth about Homecoming, in a series-best episode that fuses the tension that’s been building up on both timelines.
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    Homecoming Recap: Blank SlateIn an episode that reveals the full nature, and endgame, of the Homecoming program, the nature of memory and its absence become the focus.
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    Homecoming Recap: Friend or Fool?A visit from Walter’s mother to retrieve her son puts Heidi on the defensive — and further complicates her motivations.
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    Homecoming Recap: CompromisedColin is both threatening and threatened as Heidi and Walter’s relationship undermines his vision for the Homecoming experiment.
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    Homecoming Recap: Memory BlankAs Walter and Heidi’s therapy sessions intensify, lines are crossed and questions mount.
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    Homecoming Recap: Road TripAn unauthorized off-campus excursion helps kick the intrigue into high gear on both timelines, and finds a clever rhyme between them in the process.
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    Joseph Kahn Doesn’t Care If He’s ‘Canceled’The director on “offense culture,” human beings as “predators,” Megyn Kelly, and his new movie, Bodied.
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    Homecoming Recap: What A Soldier BelievesWalter’s loyalties are pulled in opposite directions as the fastidious order of the Homecoming program is disrupted.
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    Homecoming Premiere Recap: Down the Rabbit HoleThe podcast makes the jump to TV with a new cast and director, but the same paranoid ambience and puzzle-box narrative.
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    When One Mistake Means the End of Your Movie — and Its StarThe stars and directors of Free Solo on their wildly dangerous free climbs, 3,000 feet up in the air.
  30. The Explosive Story Behind Three Identical StrangersWe talk to the director of the shocking documentary, about three brothers separated at birth — and the dark reason why they were split up.
  31. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Director in Finding the Drama in Mr. Rogers“One of the most common reactions I would get was, ‘Please tell me there’s not a scandal. Please tell me I’m not gonna lose him, too.’”
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    The Americans Series-Finale Recap: With or Without YouThe Jennings’ saga closes on a note of bittersweet ambiguity.
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    The Americans Recap: Topsy TurvyWith the end finally in sight, it feels like we’re careening toward a brick wall.
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    The Americans Recap: Friendly FireElizabeth finally confronts the truth of what she’s been doing for the Russian cause.
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    The Americans Recap: In Case of EmergencyAfter a botched and very gruesome mission, how much longer can Philip continue holding on?
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    The Americans Recap: Thanksgiving Day“Rififi” does an excellent job in pinpointing where Philip and Elizabeth are ultimately divided.
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    The Americans Recap: The Breaking PointPhilip has finally, definitively, turned against Elizabeth’s mission.
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    The Americans Recap: Dead EndsThe risks and obstacles keep on piling up for Elizabeth.
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    The Americans Recap: The War at HomeIt’s hard to fathom the Jennings family cataclysm to come.
  40. Every Francis Ford Coppola Movie, RankedWe ranked every Francis Ford Coppola movie, including The Godfather, Finian’s Rainbow, Apocalypse Now, and, er, Jack.
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    The Americans Recap: Slippery PeopleNever forget that The Americans is a show about parenting.
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    The Americans Season Premiere Recap: Don’t Dream It’s OverPhilip and Elizabeth can’t share secrets anymore and they can’t share burdens, either.
  43. Every Wes Anderson Film, RankedAs Isle of Dogs hits theaters, we rank every Anderson film, from Rushmore to The Royal Tenenbaums.
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    Mindhunter Season Finale Recap: The Lone WolfHolden is slipping all too easily into a disturbing role.
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    Mindhunter Recap: You’re CrazyMindhunter’s willingness to let its heroes look bad is a big part of what makes it work.
  46. Every Richard Linklater Movie, RankedFrom Last Flag Flying to Before Sunset.
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    Mindhunter Recap: Back to SchoolThe Case of the Foot-Tickling Principal is a very creepy side mission.
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    Mindhunter Recap: Private Eyes“If what we’re doing doesn’t get under your skin, you’re either more screwed up than I thought or you’re kidding yourself.”
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    Mindhunter Recap: The Lives of OthersWe finally get a glimpse at Dr. Carr’s life outside of her work.
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    Mindhunter Recap: The Altoona CaseA hugely satisfying episode without a tidy conclusion.
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