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Weekend Reel Reads: Perry, Pop and Politics

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 21, 2013 11:14 AM
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Pop music in horror films and a tribute to one of the most celebrated living critics: that and more on this edition of Weekend Reel Reads.

Weekend Reel Reads: Reinterpretations of Classics Old and New

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 14, 2013 1:19 PM
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A tribute to the late Les Blank, the case for more Agatha Christie adaptations and a new look at "Saving Private Ryan": all on this week's edition of Weekend Reel Reads.

'Jaws' Selected As Best Steven Spielberg Film In Criticwire Poll

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 2, 2013 10:15 AM
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What do a shark, an archaeologist and a bunch of aliens have in common? They all feature prominently in the films that the members of our Criticwire network have selected as among Steven Spielberg's best.

Weekend Reel Reads: A Few Looks at How the Way We Watch Movies is Changing

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 31, 2013 10:42 AM
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This week on Reel Reads, we have a measured defense of a much-maligned filmmaker, a biography of the source novel of one of Hollywood's greatest epics and a look at funny documentaries. A pair of other pieces examine the double-edged swords in recent movie industry development: streaming and plot dissection.

Weekend Reel Reads: Cinematic Locales and Writers' Two Cents

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 24, 2013 12:18 PM
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Trips to Las Vegas, Bhutan and Austin are all on this weekend's Reel Reads itinerary. Also, a few pieces take a closer look at some classics through the prism of some recent releases.

Weekend Reel Reads: Classic Photographers, Female Directors and Cronenberg the Seer

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 10, 2013 2:43 PM
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Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

Weekend Reel Reads: Golden Statuette Edition

  • By Steve Greene
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  • February 24, 2013 2:51 PM
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For your consideration -- five stories from around the web, with awards ceremony connections both explicit and tangential.

Weekend Reel Reads: Flynn, Ford & Felons

  • By Steve Greene
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  • February 17, 2013 2:02 PM
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This week's collection of film writing from around the Internet looks at great pieces that salute cinematographers, investigate gangster movie stars and encapsulate the roller-coaster life of an on-screen swashbuckler.

Weekend Reel Reads: Behind-the-Scenes Videos and Talking Heads

  • By Steve Greene
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  • February 10, 2013 1:13 PM
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Also on this week's docket of film-related pieces from around the Internet: 'Birth of a Nation,' 'The Gatekeepers' and why slapstick as we know it is dead in 2013.

Weekend Reel Reads: New Looks at Entrenched Favorites

  • By Steve Greene
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  • January 6, 2013 12:35 PM
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Chances are, you probably know someone who loves "Good Will Hunting," "The Hobbit" or Tarantino films - perhaps all three. This week's edition of Reel Reads offers some different perspectives on some beloved (and not so beloved) recent films.

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