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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.

Weekend Reel Reads: Brazil, Belief and Outer Space

  • By Steve Greene
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  • December 9, 2012 12:13 PM
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A film festival on the Amazon, a universe-encompassing short film and the connection between Suraj Sharma and Jimmy Stewart: another roundup of this week's film-related stories from around the web.

Weekend Reel Reads: Connecting Films to the Real World

  • By Steve Greene
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  • December 2, 2012 3:03 PM
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In this week's collection of cinema-related stories from around the web, we highlight a handful of pieces that look at how different on-screen representations mirror or contradict the writer's tangible life experiences. Also, a pair of stories about television illuminate larger issues that are just as relevant to film.
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Weekend Reel Reads: Looking at the Originals on the Page, Screen and Battlefield

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 25, 2012 9:07 AM
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Sifting through the '80s basis for a recent remake, the history of war films, and a multitude of screenwriting manuals: the various inspirations for some of the top film-related stories around the web from the past week.

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