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“Westworld” Ep.2.10: “The Passenger” Goes Full “Matrix Revolutions”

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If you were expecting a satisfying denouement to the latest Westworld that tied everything up in a neat bow then you’re still watching the wrong show. Like the end of The Matrix trilogy, Westworld has fully descended into The Rabbit Hole, showing us that it goes deeper than ever thought
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‘Westworld’ Ep.2.09: “Vanishing Point” Delivers Shocks in an Unshocking Fashion

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Westworld, Season 2, Episode 9: “Vanishing Point” Written by Roberto Patino Directed by Stephen Williams Airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on HBO After thrillingly branching out into previously untold parts of the park last episode, Westworld returns to familiar ground in “Vanishing Point.” Focusing on the backstory of William,
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‘Goal III’ is a Prime Example of How Not To Make a World Cup Movie

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Cinema, for all its popularity, cannot compete with the power of soccer. Films such as Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther may have scored billions of dollars in box office revenue, but this is nothing compared to the expected 3.4 billion people expected to tune into the 2018 World Cup.
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‘Westworld’ Ep.2.08: “Kiksuya” Gives Ghost Nation the Story They Deserve

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“Kiksuya” is the episode Westworld desperately needed. While the show’s depiction of ShogunWorld left us a little wanting, episode eight of season two expertly fleshes out the story of Ghost Nation. So long reduced to peripheral characters of the show, “Kiksuya” rightfully centres Ghost Nation and their leader Akecheta (Zahn
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‘Westworld’ Ep.2.06: “Phase Space” Adds Another Layer to The Park

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“Phase Space” injects some much needed-narrative momentum into season two of Westworld — taking Dolores out of the park, Meave to see her daughter and the revival of an old favourite. With the season nearly halfway through, there is a sense that things are finally falling into place. While it
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Cannes Film Festival 2018 Round Up, Analysis, and Top Ten Films

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Cannes Film Festival 2018 was fierce, fiery, and feminist, offering up a veritable smorgasbord of international cinema that spoke directly to the world we live in today. Tackling topics as diverse as women’s rights, class anxiety, and racial prejudice, the festival expertly took the temperature of the current moment. Where