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Daily Reads: 50 Feminist Films, How Bernardo Bertolucci Found Himself and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 21, 2014 9:17 AM
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Plus: the science of sentimentality and one critic who can't abide "Some Like It Hot."

'Stalker's Kevin Williamson Fires Back at Critics in the Least Mature Way Imaginable

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 18, 2014 5:06 PM
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Kevin Williamson wants to convince critics his CBS drama about cops who investigate stalking takes its subject. This is not the way to do it.

The "Missing Pieces" of "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" Include a New Ending for the TV Show

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 18, 2014 3:57 PM
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A first look at the 90 minute of deleted scenes from David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" prequel reveal an extended ending to the show itself.

Underdog of the Week: 'Siddharth'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 18, 2014 3:02 PM
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Shining some light on Richie Mehta's film about a father's search for his kidnapped son.

Film Critic Owen Gleiberman, Ex-Entertainment Weekly, Is Back on the Beat for the BBC

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 18, 2014 2:04 PM
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Three months after EW fired its critic of nearly 25 years, he's back, at the BBC.

Calling All Aspiring Critics: Berlinale Talent Press Wants You

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 18, 2014 11:45 AM
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Berlinale Talent Press gives young film writers the opportunity to work with more experienced critics and experience the buzz of a prestigious film festival.

First Reviews: Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight,' With Colin Firth and Emma Stone

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 18, 2014 11:08 AM
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First Reviews: Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight,' With Colin Firth and Emma Stone

Daily Reads: Viola Davis on the Best Roles for African-American Actresses, a People's History of Tattooine and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 18, 2014 9:52 AM
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Plus: Why the best Christian movies are made by "miserable sinners" and how "The Last Kiss" retroactively killed "Garden State."

The Subversive Hotness of 'Veep's Selina Meyer

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 17, 2014 4:00 PM
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"Veep's" Julia Louis-Dreyfus is better dressed, and better-looking, than any female politician is allowed to be. That's a feature, not a bug.

First Reviews: 'The Purge: Anarchy'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 17, 2014 2:45 PM
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Shades of John Carpenter in the sequel to "The Purge," with a standout performance by Frank Grillo

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