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‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Has Become Disconnected from Desire

Welcome to Up Next, a column that gives you the rundown on the latest TV. This week, Valerie Ettenhofer reviews Season 3 of the Steven Soderbergh-produced Starz series The Girlfriend Experience. The latest season of The Girlfriend Experience opens with a VR job interview at an escort agency. Everything in the near-empty virtual room is pristine and white, and the anthology series’ new protagonist, Iris (Julia Goldani Telles),...

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The Ending of ‘Without Remorse’ Explained

Ending Explained is a recurring series in which we explore the finales, secrets, and themes of interesting movies and shows, both new and old. This time, we explain the ending and sequel potential of Without Remorse. When it comes to adapting a Tom Clancy story, one thing is for sure: it’s gonna be thrilling entertainment. From the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October to Amazon’s Jack Ryan series, the author’s style always...

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“Night of the Living Late Show” Sees ‘Creepshow’ Go Out on a High Note

The second season of Shudder’s Creepshow anthology series has come to an end after just five episodes. Don’t worry, though, as a third season has already been greenlit. Each previous episode has featured two story segments, but the finale features only one — “Night of the Living Late Show” — and while it may not be the best the series has to offer it’s definitely the most expensive-looking. (Yes, I’m still talking about...

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Justin Theroux Can’t Outrun Capitalism in Moralizing Adventure Series ‘The Mosquito Coast’

Welcome to Up Next, a column that gives you the rundown on the latest TV. This week, Valerie Ettenhofer reviews The Mosquito Coast, an Apple TV+ adaptation of an award-winning adventure novel. The world has changed significantly since Paul Theroux’s award-winning adventure novel The Mosquito Coast hit shelves in 1981, and the same goes for Peter Weir’s film adaptation starring Harrison Ford released five years later....

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‘Without Remorse’ Would Be Unmemorable Without Michael B. Jordan

Tom Clancy may have died eight years ago, but new books (from lower profile writers credited in small print) and film/TV adaptations have continued at a steady pace. The middling Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) was the last feature to bear Clancy’s name while his eponymous hero has found more success on the small screen with Amazon’s Jack Ryan series. The streamer picked up the latest film adaptation, Without Remorse, from...