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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Sept. 28 2016 8:02 AMHow Peak TV Brought Us the Weird, Nichey Brilliance of Documentary Now
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Sept. 22 2016 11:36 AMMr. Robot Season 2 Could Have Been a Breakthrough in Auteurist TV, but It Ended Up a Cautionary Tale
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Sept. 15 2016 9:30 AMTerrence Malick’s Voyage(s) of TimeThe director’s latest releases—two radically different versions of the same film—illustrate exactly why he’s become so polarizing.
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Sept. 5 2016 5:48 AMIn a Summer of Overstuffed Flops, Three Movies Became Hits Through What They Didn’t Show
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Aug. 29 2016 11:54 AMThe Night Of Finale Was the Perfect Ending for This Show: Beautiful, Ambitious, and Hollow
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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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Sept. 27 2016 8:02 AMHow the Failures of Blair Witch Clarify the Problems With American Horror Story’s New Season
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Sept. 21 2016 9:15 AMMythmaking MachinesHow Jackie and Barry both shore up and subvert the very important person biopic template.
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Sept. 8 2016 8:02 AMEveryone Misunderstood Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant: It’s Not About Guns. It’s About Sin.
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Aug. 29 2016 4:27 PMWhat Exactly Happened in The Night Of Finale? Your Pressing Questions, Answered.
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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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