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The writer of American Sniper explores PTSD again in honorable, uninspired Thank You For Your Service

Many of the best parts of Clint Eastwood’s uneven American Sniper had to do with its hero’s jittery, uncomfortable reintegration into stateside life between tours of duty in Iraq. So it makes sense that Sniper screenwriter Jason Hall would make his directorial debut on Thank You For Your Service, another movie based…

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The Gifted taps into the power of memories but doesn’t really go anywhere with “eXodus”

“eXodus,” the third episode of The Gifted, opens with another flashback, this one of Eclipse (whose “street name”—superhero name if you wanna be a geek about it—is used repeatedly) and Polaris three years earlier than the events of the series, sharing what is presumably their first kiss when Eclipse first comes to the…

The Gifted considers malfunctioning powers and mutant healthcare in its solid second outing

It’s not unusual for a show like The Gifted – comic-book pedigree; effects-intensive; hyped – to come out of the gate with a banger of a pilot and then slow it down for weeks or possibly even years on end as the showmakers struggle not to burn through too much material – or to come up with material to burn through.…