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New on Netflix: 'Good Morning, Vietnam,' 'School of Rock,' 'A Simple Plan' and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • September 1, 2014 12:07 PM
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Plus: "Girlfight," "Lords of Dogtown," "The Blue Lagoon."

Daily Reads: Angelina Jolie as a Movie Star, 'Masters of Sex' and Ferguson and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • September 1, 2014 10:00 AM
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Plus: How "Broadchurch" and "True Detective" handle sin, and an "Obvious Child" roundtable.

Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon Foreclosure Thriller '99 Homes' Thrills Venice Critics

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 29, 2014 1:38 PM
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99 homes reviews

Sleeper of the Week: 'To Be Takei'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 29, 2014 1:12 PM
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How the 'Star Trek' actor became a gay icon.

Peter Bogdanovich's First Movie in 13 Years, 'She's Funny That Way,' Is a Fond Throwback to Classic Hollywood

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 29, 2014 11:42 AM
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Does it revive the Dream Factory's heyday or just seem out-of-touch? The critics are split.

'Starred Up': Staggering Prison Drama, Now Streaming, Is the Best of This and Many Other Weeks

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 29, 2014 10:29 AM
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With a fiery central performance and a dynamite script, "Starred Up" is well worth your hard-earned VODollars.

Daily Reads: SNL's Race Problem, the Greatest 'Simpsons' Writer and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 29, 2014 9:57 AM
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Plus: the 30th anniversary of "Ghostbusters," and whether or not NC-17 kills a film's box office potential.

'November Man' Reviews: 'Sam Peckinpah, This Ain't'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 28, 2014 4:26 PM
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Yup, it's late August again.

Armond White For Dummies or: Why I Enjoy Reading Him, and Why His Latest is His Lamest

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 28, 2014 3:13 PM
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  • 6 Comments
We all expect Armond White to be himself, but there's limited value in seeing Armond lite.

Whit Stillman's Paris-set Amazon Pilot, 'The Cosmopolitans,' Plays Like a More Self-Absorbed 'Girls'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 28, 2014 2:36 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Imagine a Woody Allen movie without Allen's character around to point out what a bunch of self-absorbed schmucks these people are.

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