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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.

Weekend Reel Reads: Origins of Cameras and Characters

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 18, 2012 2:47 PM
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On this week's edition of great film-related stories around the web, we have pieces on camera movements, compositions and the screenplays that never got produced.

Weekend Reel Reads: Money, Festivals and (Yes) Star Wars

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 11, 2012 12:19 PM
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Longer pieces about the significance and logistics of "Star Wars" may persist far beyond 2015, but this week we have additional stories about festivals, finance and the man who made Bond look better than ever.

Weekend Reel Reads: Classic Directors, Fresh Faces and Slasher Send-Ups

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 4, 2012 8:29 AM
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This week's collection of film-related stories spans from kung fu to Cory Matthews, from "Lincoln" to "The Lady Vanishes" (with a little bit of the Stones thrown in for good measure).

Criticwire Picks: "Flight" Benefits From Fresh Headwind

  • By Steve Greene
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  • October 31, 2012 12:34 PM
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Each week, this column takes a look at the way critics in our Criticwire network has been responding to upcoming releases. We've tweaked the format somewhat to go along with our new design, but as always, the column aims to sift through various reactions to give you an idea of your latest movie options.

Weekend Reel Reads: Frights on the Big Screen

  • By Steve Greene
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  • October 28, 2012 4:36 PM
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With Halloween approaching, a handful of stories discussing spooky films (and the ways they were meant to be seen) highlight this week's edition of Reel Reads.

Weekend Reel Reads: Reporters, Villains and History On-Screen

  • By Steve Greene
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  • October 21, 2012 4:59 PM
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Romanticized reporters, Javier Bardem and E.T. are all on display in this week's edition of Reel Reads.

Weekend Reel Reads: Selections from the New York Film Festival Critics Academy

  • By Steve Greene
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  • October 14, 2012 2:26 PM
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Our eight academy members have produced some incredibly insightful work over the past two weeks. Some of the best of their writing is gathered here for your educational perusal.

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