Chilling Adventures of Sabrina inviting Satan and Santa to its surprise Christmas episode

Netflix is leaning hard into the holidays this year, releasing a veritable slew of yuletide content to distract you from the fact that nobody roasts chestnuts over an open fire anymore. The streamer got Kurt Russell, of all people, to don a snowy white beard for its upcoming The Christmas Chronicles, which lands on…

The Coens head West (and to Netflix) in the grimly comic anthology The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs

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The Old West is Coen country. Senselessly brutal and rich with rapscallions, it’s a backlot backdrop perfectly suited to the preoccupations of these sibling movie brats. Yet for all the ways the genre has crept into their catalog—a sagely cowboy narrator, an oater-within-the-film, sprawling frontiers of the…

Our Riverdale podcast turns its attention to what makes Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina so bewitching

With things getting dark and cultish in Riverdale, Dial M For Maple decided to take a quick trip across the Sweetwater River to Greendale, where things are downright witchy! In this special episode, Cameron and guest host Danette Chavez take a look at the thrilling first season of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures Of…

Claire settles all family business on a murderous House Of Cards 

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Claire’s choice of movie viewing a few episodes ago and the Gothic horror overtones to the soundtrack music of late have prepared for this moment: the spawn of Satan—or of Frank and Claire Underwood, close enough—is being loosed upon this world to bring about the end times. Contrary to my prediction in the previous…

Netflix releases first pictures and full cast for an adorable rabbit show called Watership Down

Way back in April of 2016, an innocent time when we had virtually no concerns about politics, we reported that Netflix and the BBC were teaming up on an animated miniseries adaptation of Richard Adams’ beloved bunny adventure novel Watership Down. Back then, we knew that the four-episode event would have a heavily…

Claire makes her big move on a pivotal House Of Cards

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Does Claire’s long con hold up to any scrutiny? Granted, this is House Of Cards, so plausibility is measured on a sliding scale, but it’s hard not to spot the flaws in Claire’s scheme even as it’s quite a bit of fun to watch it play out. (This show in a nutshell, really.) At the very least, it gives Robin Wright some…

Now at the center of House Of Cards, Claire Underwood remains an enigma

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Maybe Raymond Tusk had the best take on Claire Underwood. As Bill Shepherd tells her after a tense exchange of threats, Tusk always wondered whether Claire was a real person or just playing the part of one. That could read as a meta comment on Robin Wright’s performance as well. There’s an unknowable essence to…

Frank haunts the final House Of Cards season premiere, but it's Claire's show now

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Francis Underwood looms large over the sixth (and final) season premiere of House Of Cards, but he’s nowhere to be seen. You may have heard something about this. Production on this season was abruptly halted a year ago in the wake of sexual assault allegations against star Kevin Spacey, and not long afterward the…