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Now Streaming: 'Frank' and 'God Help the Girl' on VOD, 'All is Lost' and 'Bill & Ted' on Netflix

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • September 5, 2014 3:29 PM
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Plus: "Le Week-End," "Your Sister's Sister," and "Night Moves."

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."

Cage Match: 'The Counselor'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 25, 2013 4:12 PM
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Two Sunshine State critics square off over the Michael Fassbender thriller, which is either "sleekly savage" or "silly, affected [and] self-important."

'12 Years a Slave' Dissenters Raise Questions Worth Answering

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 18, 2013 12:25 PM
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  • 11 Comments
Steve McQueen's brutal, unsparing look at American slavery has met with near-universal acclaim, but the critics who find fault with it ask questions worth answering.

Is '12 Years a Slave' an Oscar Lock? Please Don't Ask

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 9, 2013 12:23 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Writers talking up the best-picture chances of Steve McQueen's harrowing slavery drama are avoiding the hard questions it poses.