Sam Adams
Sam Adams

Sam Adams writes for the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Indiewire. Follow him on Twitter.

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Aug. 24 2016 8:03 AMThe Real Problem With the BBC’s 100 Best Movies Poll Isn’t the Movies. It’s That It’s a Poll.
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Aug. 12 2016 8:02 AMWhy Are Today’s TV Shows Obsessed With Making Creepy Parodies of Multicamera Sitcoms?
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Aug. 5 2016 8:31 AMThe Anti–Rotten Tomatoes Movement Is Key to Understanding Angry Comic Book Fan Culture
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July 22 2016 8:02 AMHow the Bleeped F-Bombs on Mr. Robot Explain This Season’s Central Flaw
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July 18 2016 6:00 AMIn Praise of Paul Feig’s Beautiful Male Idiots
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July 11 2016 8:02 AMDebut Films Are Exciting. But They’re Far Less Important Than Second Films.
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June 29 2016 1:18 PMA Breakdown of Why the Directing in Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Finale Was So Brilliant
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June 22 2016 8:02 AMThe Battle of the Bastards Is Sure Looking Like the Final Blow for the Patriarchy on Game of Thrones
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June 10 2016 1:11 PMThe One Blink-and-You-Miss-It Moment at the End of Anomalisa That Sums up the Meaning of the Film
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June 6 2016 2:35 PMHow the Return of the Hound—Sorry, Sandor—Highlights What’s Wrong With This Season of GoT
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June 2 2016 7:32 AMMaya & Marty Gives Us a Glimpse of How SNL’s Push for Product Integration Instead of Ads Might Work
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May 27 2016 8:02 AMLady Dynamite Is More Proof That Netflix Is Uniquely Good at Skewering TV Tropes
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May 20 2016 8:01 AMThe Good Wife Spinoff Should’ve Been a Musical. Seriously.
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May 16 2016 4:30 PMWhy Tyrion Lannister’s Negotiation to End Slavery in Meereen Was So Powerful
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May 10 2016 3:50 PMHow Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal Mines Classic Cinema for Sharply Contemporary Satire
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Aug. 16 2016 8:32 AMSausage Party Is a Shockingly Sophisticated Commentary on Organized Religion
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Aug. 10 2016 8:02 AMThe Night Of Is More Than a Crime Thriller. It’s Also a Great Prison Drama.
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Aug. 3 2016 8:01 AMIn Praise of the Eight-Episode TV Season
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July 20 2016 8:02 AMHow UnReal’s Promising Second Season Went Completely Off the Rails
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July 15 2016 8:02 AMWhy a Key Scene in Mr. Robot Is Scored With Music From the 1974 Thriller The Parallax View
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July 7 2016 7:32 AMWhy We Should Stop Taking Steven Spielberg For Granted
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June 24 2016 10:32 AMWhat It Really Means That Independence Day: Resurgence Isn’t Being Screened for Critics
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June 14 2016 9:21 AMWhat the Scenes Performed by Lady Crane’s Theater Troupe Revealed About Where GoT Is Headed
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June 7 2016 1:02 PMUnReal Season 2 Jabs at Bachelor Host Chris Harrison by Making Its Own Host Into a Spray-Tanned Goofus
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June 3 2016 8:02 AMIt’s Easy to Paint Fan Culture as Out of Control and Entitled. But Here’s Why That’s Misguided.
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May 30 2016 2:05 PMWhat Bran’s Visions of Fire Really Mean on Game of Thrones
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May 23 2016 10:40 AMWhy the Death on Sunday Night’s Game of Thrones Was the Show’s Most Heartbreaking One Yet
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May 19 2016 1:41 PMThe ’90s Police Musical Cop Rock, Just Released on DVD, Was a Terrible Show That Could’ve Been Great
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May 12 2016 1:21 PMThe ’80s Nuclear War Movie That Just Appeared on The Americans Is Still Unbelievably Terrifying
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May 9 2016 11:47 AMDaenerys and Jon Have Failed as Leaders. Can They Learn a New Way to Inspire?

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