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Miles Surrey

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Past articles by Miles:

The Best TV Shows of 2022

From strong debuts to long-anticipated endings, these are the series that rose to the top → Read More

Six Lessons Lucasfilm Can Learn From the Success of ‘Andor’

‘Andor’ isn’t just great by ‘Star Wars’ standards—it’s one of the best shows of the year. Here’s how Disney and Lucasfilm can translate that success to future projects set in a galaxy far, far away. → Read More

‘Starship Troopers’ at 25: a Cult Classic Ahead of the Curve

The sci-fi film’s cautionary tale about reckless militarism and the dangers of fascism feels even more relevant today than it did when the movie was released 25 years ago → Read More

The World-building of ‘The Rings of Power’ Is Unmatched on Television

The ‘Lord of the Rings’ series establishes a new imagining of Middle-earth that feels just as expansive and lived-in as Peter Jackson’s film trilogy → Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Surviving in the ‘Predator’ Movies

Ahead of the release of ‘Prey,’ our resident Predator expert offers a series of guidelines for making it out alive → Read More

‘The Thing’ and ‘Blade Runner’ at 40: The Day Sci-fi Hit Its Peak

Forty years ago this week, two science-fiction films released on the same day but failed to live up to box office expectations. They later went on to achieve cult status, cement the legacy of their directors, and inspire countless other entries in the genre. → Read More

The Definitive Ranking of Pop Culture Dinosaurs

With the upcoming release of ‘Jurassic World: Dominion,’ The Ringer’s foremost paleontologists sat down to rank the raptors, rexes, and more that reign over our collective pop culture → Read More

‘Better Call Saul’ Is Officially a Show About the Cartel

The thrilling midseason finale brings two important characters to Jimmy’s doorstep, with their fates previewing where the series will go in its final episodes → Read More

‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’ Is Mean-Spirited and Maligned—but It’s Also Great Fun

Steven Spielberg released his ‘Jurassic Park’ sequel 25 years ago, and while it pales in comparison to the original, there’s plenty to appreciate when viewed through a different lens → Read More

The Complex Villainy of ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

While ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ features the usual elements of a Marvel movie, the sensibilities of its director distinguishes it from much—if not all—of the MCU → Read More

Forget Dwayne Johnson. Mads Mikkelsen Is the Real Franchise Viagra.

The Danish actor might seem like he dwells in the art house, but his batting average in blockbusters is astoundingly high → Read More

‘Morbius’ Is a Curse

Sony Pictures’ superhero efforts have varied wildly in success, but their latest deserves a stake through its heart → Read More

From Noir to Nirvana: Everything ‘The Batman’ Has Been Compared To

Based on what director Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson have been saying, this new Caped Crusader movie is going to be everything → Read More

‘Death on the Nile’ and the Struggles of 20th Century Studios

Since being acquired by Disney in 2017, the studio’s movies have had an unfortunate penchant for sinking into the abyss → Read More

How NASA Helped ‘Moonfall’ Make the Moon Fall

When Roland Emmerich set out to enact lunar mayhem on the big screen, there was only one guy to call → Read More

25 Questions About Netflix’s Bountygate Kids Movie

Such as: Is that Sean Payton in a terrible wig?! → Read More

Women Are the Ones Who Knock on ‘Ozark’

The Netflix series follows in the footsteps of classic antihero dramas like ‘Breaking Bad’—with one important difference → Read More

The Tragicomic, Never-ending Saga of ‘Morbius’

The Jared Leto–starring, maybe-related-to-Spider-Man superhero movie has officially been delayed more times than ‘New Mutants’—and now it’s coming out on April Fools’ Day → Read More

‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Is the Anti-sequel Sequel

Beyond interrogating the legacy of the original ‘Matrix’ trilogy, ‘Resurrections’ seems to loathe the conditions responsible for its very existence → Read More

“I F—king Win”: The Eternal Truth of ‘Succession’

The Season 3 finale saw the Roy siblings finally realizing their strength in numbers. But Logan is a beast who can’t be slain. → Read More