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Andor Is a Whole New Side of Star Wars, but Does It Work Tonally?

Disney+’s Andor gives a dramatically grounded look at the sociopolitical landscape of the galactic empire and the rise of the rebellion in the beloved Star Wars galaxy. By employing a smaller scale and tonally mature approach to the franchise, George Lucas’ legendary space opera is stripped of its fancifully childlike charm and plucky spiritual heroism […]

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Handmaid’s Tale Season 5: One Line Captures Serena & June’s Relationship

Editor’s Note: The following contains The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 spoilers.One of The Handmaid’s Tale’s most profound achievements is the nuance with which it portrays female relationships. June (Elizabeth Moss) has cultivated many strong bonds with allies over the past 5 seasons, and she has also made some powerful enemies. Another prominent female figure, Serena […]

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Why Lydia and Janine Are The Handmaid’s Tale’s Most Compelling Relationship

Editor’s Note: The following contains The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 spoilers. Additionally, this article contains references to sexual assault.The Handmaid’s Tale is currently in its fifth season and over the years, the show has contructed and demolished so many core relationships. None more interesting than that of Janine (Madeline Brewer) and Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd). […]

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Even Elisabeth Moss Can’t Save ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 5

Over two decades of TV, the burden placed on Elisabeth Moss’ face would leave a lesser actor permanently disfigured. “Mad Men” pushed Peggy from a surprise pregnancy through bitter battles with a bitchy boss. “Top of the Lake” cast her as a sexual assault specialist. Hell, even “The West Wing” put President Bartlet’s daughter, Zoey, […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Ending Explained: Justice Is Served

For the longest time, “The Handmaid’s Tale” viewers have maintained that getting out of Gilead would solve all of June’s (Elisabeth Moss) problems. After a tumultuous fourth season, we’ve seen June finally enjoy a taste of freedom after many years of being subjected to rigorous systemic injustice and violent ordeals. On a more shocking note, […]

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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Ann Dowd Joins ‘The Exorcist’ Movie Reboot

Aunt Lydia is about to dance with the devil.Ann Dowd is joining the ensemble of “The Exorcist,” which is being billed as both a new take on the demonic possession classic, as well as the first film in a planned trilogy. The veteran character actress, best known for her work as the chilling enforcer of […]

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