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The Next British TV Show You Can’t Miss

“White Bear,” the most unsettling episode of the British TV series Black Mirror, opens with a distraught woman running through an unnamed town in the English…
Phoebe Reilly / July 22, 2013

Eat It, Affleck: Who Should Really Win the 2013 Oscars

For a while now, television has succeeded in making movies look bad, what with its opportunities for complex characters and enriching plotlines — but not…
Phoebe Reilly / February 22, 2013

Loving ‘Before Midnight,’ Pretending to Understand ‘Upstream Color’ at Sundance

At the end of SPIN’s Sundance stay, we spotted some unexpected similarities between very different projects: color played a symbolic role in several hyped releases,…
Phoebe Reilly / January 23, 2013

What We Learned at Sundance: Married Couples Should Avoid Pretty Young Women

If there is a lesson to be learned at Sundance, it is that married couples should not let pretty young women into their home on…
Phoebe Reilly / January 21, 2013

The Next Great Teen Movie Premieres at Sundance: ‘The Spectacular Now’

It’s easy to be our own worst enemy at a festival: what we see and, more important, what we miss is mostly up to us.
Phoebe Reilly / January 20, 2013

SPIN @ Sundance: Twerking It With ‘New American Noise’

Within less than 24 hours of the Sundance festival getting underway, people in Park City, Utah, were twerking, hookah-smoking, and hand-sanitizing (the last bit may…
Phoebe Reilly / January 19, 2013

SPIN’s 25 Most Anticipated Films of Sundance 2013

Last year, SPIN went to Sundance and heard no end about a movie that many reporters who descended on Park City, Utah, had missed, because…
Phoebe Reilly / January 17, 2013

The Second Season of ‘Girls’: Even Better Than the First?

Jesus, HBO makes January so much better. Sure, winter is coming, but Girls is here, and it’s still one of the best shows on television,…
Phoebe Reilly / January 14, 2013

10 TV Moments That Totally Changed Everything in 2012

Now that the second decade of the Golden Age of television is solidly underway, everything’s different, right? It’s like ever since Tony Soprano started seeing…
Phoebe Reilly / December 21, 2012

West Memphis Three’s Damien Echols on the Music Gave Him ‘Life After Death’

Freed from death row after 18 years, the face of the West Memphis Three has written a book, Life After Death. Here's the soundtrack to…
Phoebe Reilly / August 13, 2012

Go, ‘Girls’: Welcome Surprises From 2012 Emmy Nominations

The nominations for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, announced earlier today, contained a few surprises — the dominance of Mad Men and Modern Family was…
Phoebe Reilly / July 19, 2012

Best Coast and Wavves: Feel Good Inc.

"Do you know Cabrillo?" asks the cab driver. I don't, but Nathan Williams does. I'm in a van with the Wavves frontman, the band's bassist…
Phoebe Reilly / July 9, 2012

Taylor Kitsch Breaks Down His ‘Savages,’ ‘Friday Night Lights’ Playlists

Name a song you've listened to in the past 24 hours. I just did a full road trip around Hawaii — man, I listened to…
Phoebe Reilly / July 3, 2012

‘Your Sister’s Sister’ Director Lynn Shelton Discusses Her Best Movie Yet

Your Sister's Sister, which opens today, was one of the stronger films SPIN saw at Sundance this year, though you might not trust this based…
Phoebe Reilly / June 15, 2012

‘Breaking Bad’ Star Aaron Paul Is Addicted to Concerts

Breaking Bad's mouthy, Ed Hardy-wearing meth dealer Jesse Pinkman becomes a different sort of character in real life:…
Phoebe Reilly / June 5, 2012

Could the MTV Movie Awards Actually Be Good This Year?

It's a promising year for the MTV Movie Awards for a couple of reasons. While the last few ceremonies have been seemingly rigged by Twihards,…
Phoebe Reilly / May 1, 2012

Why Wavves Had Beef With Metta World Peace

Metta World Peace may have been suspended for the next seven Lakers game for giving James Harden of the Oklahoma City Thunder a concussion, but…
Phoebe Reilly / April 26, 2012

‘Cabin in the Woods’ Stoner Hero on the Spoilers and Why the Movie Is Still Worth Seeing

If you missed Cabin in the Woods last weekend, well, that's unfortunate. Everything might have already been spoiled for you, and if it wasn't, it's…
Phoebe Reilly / April 20, 2012

Krysten Ritter Talks ‘Breaking Bad,’ Being the Bitch, and Playing the Best Friend

By now, you've probably heard of Krysten Ritter — then again, maybe you haven't. She's the kind of actress who tends to slowly seep into…
Phoebe Reilly / April 12, 2012

‘Happy Endings’ Is the Most Underrated Sitcom on Television

If you are not watching ABC's Happy Endings, then you are not alone. But if you are, then you understand its many charms — or…
Phoebe Reilly / April 4, 2012

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