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Sound Editing
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What is Sound Editing? Sound Mixing?

Don’t know what sound editing is? That is probably because a sound editor’s work is most noticeable is when they are doing it poorly.

gossip girl
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Guilty Pleasures: ‘Gossip Girl’

For those who do not know, “Gossip Girl” managed to convince thousands of teenage girls that Brooklyn is a cheap neighborhood, that headbands should be worn past the age of twelve, that you shouldn’t take drugs (at least not before the SATs), and that the solution to every problem is to spread gossip through anachronistic blog posts about your fellow New York prep-school friends.

you'retheworst
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‘You’re the Worst’: Could be Better

The show works when it functions the way I’ve mythologized it: as a show about the brokenness of the human soul.

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‘American Horror Story: Cult’: A Monster Without Teeth

"Cult" falls flat, in large part because of its co-creators’ refusal to explore the season’s subject matter in any meaningful way.

"The Dragon and the Wolf"
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‘Game of Thrones’ Recap and Review: ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’ Disappoints

For the seventh season finale of “Game of Thrones,” writers Aziz B. Yakub and Grace Z. Li sat down to discuss the pitfalls and highlights of “The Dragon and the Wolf”.

"The Dragon and the Wolf"
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"The Dragon and the Wolf"

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‘Game of Thrones’ Recap and Review: The Creative God(s) in ‘Beyond the Wall’

Underlying the leaps of logical fancy populated throughout the episode is a subtler undercurrent of consistent reminders about divine interventions.

Cersei Lannister in "Eastwatch"
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​“Game of Thrones” Recap and Review: “Eastwatch” Explores the Political Landscapes of Westeros

“Eastwatch” shifts its sights away from the violence, and chooses to focus on the political landscapes of Westeros, and how the characters navigate their way through them.

Cersei Lannister in "Eastwatch"
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Cersei Lannister in "Eastwatch"

Senua from "Hellblade"
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‘Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice’ is a Short but Singular Experience

It’s a great single-player experience that you might not want to play again after you beat it, but it’s a hell of a time while you’re on that first run.

Jaime Lannister in "The Spoils of War"
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‘Game of Thrones’ Recap and Review: ‘GoT’ is Finally Back with ‘The Spoils of War’

This is the first episode in season seven that actually feels like a “Game of Thrones” episode.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
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An Interview with Dominic Matthews of ‘Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice’

In Hellblade, everything’s very intimate—the camera is very close to Senua. It’s brutal, and it’s very visceral, so combat is different.

Indira Varma and Rosabell Laurenti Sellers in "The Queen's Justice"
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‘Game of Thrones’ Recap and Review: Imagined Cruelty in ‘The Queen’s Justice’

“The Queen’s Justice” seems consumed with fleshing out the relationship between the human consciousness and imagination.

Jon Snow in "Stormborn"
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‘Game of Thrones’ Recap and Review: ‘Stormborn’ Needs to Pick Up the Pace

Even though multiple plot points have been set in place, the series still feels like it’s struggling to find its speed.

Game of Thrones
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‘Game of Thrones’ Recap and Review: ‘Dragonstone’ Appeases a Forgetful Audience

All narratives face problems with making the context as compelling as the climax; and, in the series’ defense, it has managed to show, with annual consistency, that its climaxes are worth the journey. However, the episodes surrounding the series’ best hours (“Blackwater,” “The Rains of Castamere,” and “Hardhome,” among others) are still occasionally poorly plotted context at best—and lazy table setting at worst.