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Daily Reads: The Can't-Miss Episodes of 'The Simpsons,' Why Movies Get Retitled and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 22, 2014 9:45 AM
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Plus: Inside Matthew Weiner, and the terrifying genius of "Frank."

From 'Modern Times' to 'The Iron Ministry': Learning to Love the Machine

  • By Andrei Sendrea
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  • August 21, 2014 4:00 PM
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Charlie Chaplin bemoaned humanity ground down inside the machine, but on China's railways, we're just along for the ride.

'The Iron Ministry' and 'Horse Money': Of Non-Places and Men

  • By Michael Guarneri
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  • August 21, 2014 2:53 PM
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New movies from Pedro Costa and J.P. Sniadecki find themselves everywhere and nowhere.

'Sin City' Reviews: The Dame's to Kill For, the Movie Less So

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 21, 2014 12:53 PM
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Early reviews have praised Eva Green's turn in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." The rest of it? Not so much.

Criticwire Classic of the Week: Steven Soderbergh's 'Sex, lies, and videotape'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 21, 2014 12:14 PM
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Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film that kicked off, Steven Soderbergh's career, the American indie film boom and James Spader's long run of playing perverts.

Daily Reads: Why the MPAA Rates All Gay Movies 'R,' Festivals Battle for Oscar Supremacy and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 21, 2014 9:54 AM
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Plus: The Dissolve pays tribute to "Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide," and how to grieve on social media.

'The One I Love': The Marketing Campaign That Makes Sense Even If the Film Doesn't Need It

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 20, 2014 4:08 PM
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'The One I Love'
The all-out assault on "The One I Love" spoilers doesn't seemingly fit the film it's promoting. But is this strategy as wrong-headed as some are claiming or is it a guideline that more movies should follow?

Stop Judging Movies Off of Production Stills

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 20, 2014 2:52 PM
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Yesterday's first-day photo of "Ant-Man" got some wondering why we haven't seen photos of "Fantastic Four" yet. Answer: who cares?
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Found Footage Films Use Cinema's History to Uncover Its Future

  • By Julian Ross
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  • August 20, 2014 1:00 PM
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Movies like "Songs From the North" and "The Tony Longo Trilogy" create new images without shooting a frame.

How Italy's Oldest Film Company Helped Redefine Women's Roles

  • By Mallory Andrews
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  • August 20, 2014 12:00 PM
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Italy’s oldest production company, Titanus, gets a comprehensive retrospective at Locarno.

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