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Review Round-Up: 'A Most Wanted Man' As a Showcase for the Late Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 24, 2014 2:24 PM
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One of the great actor's final roles hits theaters July 25.

'50 Shades of Grey's Hard Sell

  • By Charles Bramesco
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  • July 24, 2014 1:13 PM
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  • 22 Comments
The '50 Shades of Grey' trailer doesn't say good things about the movie, but it says them really, really well.

Daily Reads: Hollywood's Homophobia Problem, Why Filmmakers Fail and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 24, 2014 9:37 AM
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Plus: How Marvel became the envy and scourge of Hollywood, and why disabled characters are rarely played by disabled actors.

Notes on the Best Indie Movies of 2014 So Far

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 23, 2014 4:58 PM
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  • 2 Comments
A few trends in this year's best movies.

Brian Reitzell's Jaw-Dropping 'Hannibal' Scores Set for Release

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 23, 2014 2:11 PM
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Brian Reitzell music, which is as beautifully disturbing as "Hannibal" itself, will finally be released on digital and CD.

Criticwire Classic of the Week: Billy Wilder's 'The Apartment'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 23, 2014 1:34 PM
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Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and how to be a mensch.

Is Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy' the Summer's Smartest Dumb Movie, or Its Dumbest Smart One?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 23, 2014 12:51 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Luc Besson's fleet thriller isn't book-smart, but it's not as dumb as it looks.

Finally, 'Pulp Fiction' Eyeshadow and David Lynch Leggings Are Available For All

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 23, 2014 10:52 AM
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The new project that David Lynch fans have been waiting for.

First Reviews: The Rock's 'Hercules'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 23, 2014 10:05 AM
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"Good, idiotic matinee entertainment" or "decidedly non-legendary"?

Daily Reads: 'Under the Skin' Subverts the Male Gaze, 'Boyhood's" Use of 35mm and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 23, 2014 9:23 AM
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Plus: Why Radiohead's music is used in movies so badly, and the trouble with film preservation and "Star Wars."

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