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A Manic Pixie Sales Pitch: 'MPDG' Used to Sell Zooey Deschanel Merchandise

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 5, 2012 12:56 PM
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"Now you can take everyone's favorite manic pixie dream girl home" boasts the ad copy for a Zooey Deschanel cardboard cutout.

'Spring Breakers' Flashes the Press Corps at Venice

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 5, 2012 10:33 AM
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  • 2 Comments
The latest film from Harmony Korine drew some of the biggest lines of the festival -- and some decent reviews.

From the Wire: The Wachowskis' Unclouded Approach to Filmmaking

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 4, 2012 7:45 PM
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  • 1 Comment
And its interesting juxtaposition with a new film trailer.

'The Master''s Cult Grows In Venice

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 4, 2012 2:15 PM
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More rave reviews for Paul Thomas Anderson's new film.

Audiences Boo Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" at the Venice Film Festival

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 4, 2012 10:00 AM
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  • 1 Comment
The new film from the director of "The Tree of Life" was not greeted with the kindest of receptions in Venice.

The Criticwire Survey: Movies To Remember During Award Season

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 3, 2012 10:08 AM
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  • 12 Comments
In this week's survey, the critics tell us what movies from the first eight months of the year they hope aren't forgotten come December.

Weekend Reel Reads: Stoppard's Adaptations and Herzog's Chickens

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 2, 2012 4:46 PM
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A look at the reasons for the darkness of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and an interview with "The Ambassador" director Mads Brügger are also featured on this week's edition of movie-related pieces from around the Internet.

This Week on Criticwire: Rounding Out the Summer

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 1, 2012 11:53 AM
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With Labor Day approaching (and the unofficial end to summer), we took a look at the best of the summer while peeking into the fall for what the coming months have to offer.

'Argo' Goes Over Big at Telluride

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 31, 2012 8:30 PM
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Telluride audiences flipped for Ben Affleck's '70s thriller.

The Ten Critics to Follow on Twitter During Telluride

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 31, 2012 3:56 PM
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If you want to follow all the updates from the festival, here's where to find them.

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