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  1. nycc 2015
    Paul Reubens Will Play Penguin’s Dad in GothamAnd five other highlights from the show’s NYCC panel.
  2. nycc 2015
    5 Things to Expect in Supergirl’s First SeasonThe writers’ room is 50 percent female.
  3. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Melrose Bat-PlaceThe people of Gotham City may be dumb, but they can’t be that dumb. Can they?
  4. overnights
    Fear the Walking Dead Finale Recap: The Agony of Not KnowingThis show is at its best when it ambles from one moment to the next.
  5. the cannon canon
    Cannon Films: A 10-Part Appreciation of TrashWhat other studio was crazy enough to deem Chuck Norris its leading man, and bet big on a Stallone arm-wrestling flick?
  6. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Placeholder DramaA bunch of stuff happens tonight on Gotham, but none of it makes sense.
  7. overnights
    Fear the Walking Dead Recap: Torture Is Fine by Me“I don’t like doing knock-knock raids on civilians; it’s bad for morale.”
  8. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Oh No, Barbara’s Evil NowWelcome back to Gotham, where everything looks different, but nothing has changed.
  9. overnights
    Fear the Walking Dead Recap: Rooting for EvilAlmost every one of Fear the Walking Dead’s protagonists seems incapable of holding competing thoughts in their heads.
  10. influences
    Dr. Who, Beer, and Other Rick & Morty Influences“Would our moms get this? Would they be entertained by this?
  11. overnights
    Fear the Walking Dead Recap: Zombies Ate My NeighborsHow much mileage can you get out of a single reanimated corpse?
  12. overnights
    FTWD Recap: Well-Meaning MadnessPeople aren’t making sense.
  13. chat room
    Roger Corman on Sharktopus and Easy Rider Regret“There’s no law that says every scene in a trailer has to be in the picture.”
  14. overnights
    Fear the Walking Dead Pilot Recap: Optimism Before the End of the WorldBetter in theory than in execution.
  15. overnights
    Sense8 Recap: Empathy Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry Was this season admirable folly or ballsy success?
  16. overnights
    Sense8 Episodes 7–9 Recap: We Need to Talk About LitoLito’s story is the most disappointing part of these episodes.
  17. overnights
    Sense8 Episodes 4–6 Recap: Let’s Have an Orgy! Sense8 is not yet like Lost (in a good way).
  18. overnights
    Sense8 Recap: What’s Going On Here?These recaps are written in FAQ style because after watching a batch of three episodes, you’ll probably have a lot of questions.
  19. Why The Flash Is the Best Superhero Show on TVThroughout its first season, The Flash has sustained a level of quality that most other contemporary superhero dramas can only aspire to.
  20. overnights
    Gotham Recap: The Women of GothamEverything tonight suggests that the show’s creators ran out of gas several episodes ago.
  21. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Fetishes Are Weird!A needlessly dumb and exhausting episode.
  22. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Riddler Begins, Kind Of!One of the most ambitious installments of Gotham yet.
  23. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Fish Mooney vs. Not-Quite-Mike PiazzaTonight’s episode makes it seem as if progress won’t come to Gotham City without a lot of throat-clearing. 
  24. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Jeffrey Combs Is Franken-Woman!Leave it to Gotham to chase one of its best episode with one of its worst.
  25. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Deductive Plotting FTWIt’s been a while since the show’s creators not only tried but also achieved a Batman: The Animated Series–like tone, but Gus Floyd’s story nails it.
  26. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Again With the Fruit Brute?Don Draper Lite strikes again! 
  27. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Chilling With Master BTonight’s episode stinks on multiple levels.
  28. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Boom, Mooney-Pirate Fight!Whether tonight’s episode is good or not will probably depend on next week’s episode.
  29. overnights
    Gotham Recap: [Cruddy Guitar Rock Music Intensifies]At last, an episode of Gotham that doesn’t feel like it exists in a vacuum!
  30. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Finally, a Decent Episode!Thanks to some masterful directorial decisions, tonight’s episode is more restrained and purposeful.
  31. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Arkham AsylumWelcome back, Gotham. It’s like you never took a midseason break.
  32. movies
    Critics Poll: What Was the Worst Movie of 2014?And what were the other nine?
  33. future of movies
    How Have Movies Imagined What Movies Will Look Like?Maybe we’ll all just reenact movies in a postapocalyptic society.
  34. movies
    Director John Boorman on Violence in Film“There’s something cathartic about destruction. Though it’s always very easy to blow something up in the end.”
  35. overnights
    Gotham Recap: A Very Eloquent GazeAlmost everyone is revealed to be a sociopath.
  36. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Harvey DentHello, Harvey Dent.
  37. movies
    John Leguizamo on Showing His Kids Old Movies“And silent films! I make ‘em watch silent films. They’re being tortured.”
  38. overnights
    Gotham Recap: The MaskWe need to talk about Bruce Wayne.
  39. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Out of LoveThe best Gotham episode we’ve seen yet.
  40. overnights
    Gotham Recap: The Hussy’s Demon PurseApparently, a serial killer can be named the Goat, and that’s okay.
  41. tv
    Neil Marshall on Unique Game of Thrones Deaths“When you do as much violence in your films as I do, it’s always a task to come up with something new.”
  42. overnights
    Gotham Recap: What’s Altruism?Gotham’s still treading water.
  43. vulture lists
    9 Long Movie Tracking ShotsBirdman comes off as one two-hour-long shot.
  44. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Searching for an AsylumHello, Arkham.
  45. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Up, Up, and AwayWhither the Reaper?
  46. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Hose Down the RoomGuest stars Carol Kane, Lili Taylor, Frank Whaley, and Richard Kine brought their A games.
  47. Maurice LaMarche on The Boxtrolls and the BrainA chat with the smarter half of the ’90s animated duo from Pinky and the Brain.
  48. the vulture transcript
    John Carpenter Talks About His Storied CareerA deep dive into the output of John Carpenter … with John Carpenter.
  49. overnights
    Gotham Recap: Holy Prequels, Batman!Pre-Batman begins.
  50. movies
    Sin City’s Frank Miller on Robert Rodriguez“I grew up with three brothers, and now I have a fourth.”
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