The latest episode of HBO's Westworld explores what happens when an android develops a messiah complex.
Like many of Westworld’s best hours, The Absence of Field mostly focuses on a crisis of identity.
The idea of "The Winter Line" is embedded into the episode’s understanding of how its characters are trying to escape from the obstacles and fortifications before them on their respective journeys.
After a brilliant first season and a muddled second season, Westworld's third outing keeps the mysteries intact, increases the thrills, and streamlines that feeling of deliberate confusion significantly.
Westworld's Jimmi Simpson discusses the big season finale, his love of Westerns, what he’d do if he were in a real life robot cowboy theme park, and much more.
If HBO's Westworld wants its ambitious plot to matter it needs to give audiences better rounded characters.
Westworld has all the action, adventure, and intrigue of the ideal Western film, but that's all a veneer for tourists, under which lies a rich maze of philosophy, science fiction, and genre criticism.
The first film to be released in any year often isn’t very good. They are the films that are quietly released amid award season fare and during the period where the kiddies are going back to school. Even by those low standards, one would be hard pressed to think of a worse start to a year than The Devil Inside. If there is a worse film than this dreadfully inept “found footage” horror coming out in 2012, I hope and pray I don’t have to sit through it. Six days into 2012 and it feels like the top of the worst of the year list is already in the bag. That record has to count for something, right?