23rd Feb2016

‘The X-Files 10×06: My Struggle II’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“You don’t want to believe.” A chunky, inelegant piece of opening exposition plays us in and serves to highlight the fact that there was virtually nothing between season 10’s finale and premiere that was of any consequence to either. Excusable, maybe, in a procedural content to hum along indefinitely, but grueling in an episode of television […]

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16th Feb2016

‘The X-Files 10×05: Babylon’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I am getting a taste of what Agent Scully must suffer.” Boy, this season is one wild ride. Ups and downs have abounded and here on the precipice of its foreshortened run there’s still no clear thrust as to where it’s all heading and why any of it was dragged up from cold storage for […]

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09th Feb2016

‘The X-Files 10×04: Home Again’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE” ‘Home Again’ is a parable about how we deal with our garbage. It births this metaphor via a gooey canal, giving us a garbage golem who kills to protect the homeless, or at least to punish those who oppress them, and a bluntly mirrored plot centered on Scully’s struggle to accept her […]

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02nd Feb2016

‘The X-Files 10×03: Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

 “It’s a reminder that no matter how overwhelming our anxieties might be, they will soon be resolved when we are dead and buried for all eternity.” Thus does the preposterously Teutonic psychiatrist prescribe a walk in the graveyard as a cure for life’s angst. Even life’s most terrifying and mysterious questions, he asserts, have answers. […]

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26th Jan2016

‘The X-Files 10×02: Founder’s Mutation’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Note the letter-opener sticking out of his head.” ‘Founder’s Mutation,’ a much stronger episode than last night’s The X-Files premiere, finds a balance between mythology and the human condition and then hums along in that sweet spot. If the story of an egotistical scientist conducting experiments on his own children is perhaps a little shopworn in the […]

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25th Jan2016

‘The X-Files 10×01: My Struggle, Part 1’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“If I’m putting my ass out there, I need to know it’s hanging by more than just a very slender thread.” After eight years of radio silence, the number stations are spinning back up. Returning to the air with the inauspiciously-named ‘My Struggle,’ The X-Files manages to wed frenetic pacing and herky editing to David Duchovny’s affectless […]

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28th Dec2015

Watch Now: 21-minute special on the new ‘The X-Files’

by Phil Wheat

Thirteen years after the original series run, the next chapter of The X-Files is a six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The upcoming event series will encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that […]

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16th Aug2013

Exclusive clip from ‘Phantom’ starring Ed Harris & David Duchovny

by Phil Wheat

The suspenseful submarine thriller Phantom, starring Academy Award-nominee Ed Harris and David Duchovny, is out on DVD and Blu-ray August 19th – and we’ve got an exclusive clip so share with you! At the height of the Cold War, the world holds its breath when a Soviet submarine armed with nuclear missiles goes missing in the Pacific. […]

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