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Daily Reads: Kristen Stewart as a Great American Cowboy, The Best- and Worst-Marketed Summer Movies and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 26, 2014 9:33 AM
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Plus: why "Love Is Strange's" R rating isn't necessarily proof of homophobia, and the politics of "Night Moves."

Daily Reads: Why Comics Don't Always Adapt Well, Gay Bars in the Golden Age of Television and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 25, 2014 10:07 AM
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The personality behind Menahem Golan's empire of trash, R.I.P. Kim's Video and more.

FXX Airs 'The Simpsons' in Wrong Aspect Ratio. Won't Someone Think of the Children?

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 22, 2014 3:52 PM
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  • 19 Comments
"No 'The Simpsons' in correct aspect ratio make Criticwire something something." "Go crazy?" "DON'T MIND IF WE DO!"

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."

Daily Reads: Why the MPAA Rates All Gay Movies 'R,' Festivals Battle for Oscar Supremacy and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 21, 2014 9:54 AM
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Plus: The Dissolve pays tribute to "Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide," and how to grieve on social media.

Daily Reads: The Marvel Movie We'd All Like To Forget, Why 'Mad Men's' Actors Don't Win Emmys and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 20, 2014 10:23 AM
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Plus: Robin Williams as the man who could be anyone, and how Comedy Central became one of TV's best networks.

This Week in Home Video: 'Only Lovers Left Alive,' 'Boardwalk Empire' and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 19, 2014 3:43 PM
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Plus: "Manakamana," "Y Tu Mama Tambien" and "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!"

Now Streaming: 'Middle of Nowhere' and "The Zero Thorem'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 19, 2014 2:37 PM
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A promising newcomer and a major cult figure have new films ready to stream.

'Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide' to Cease Publication

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 19, 2014 12:20 PM
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  • 11 Comments
Maltin's beloved collection has been around since 1969, but its 2015 edition will be its last.

Daily Reads: How We Mourn Celebrities, Violence in Ferugson on Live Stream and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 19, 2014 10:02 AM
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Plus: Indie film's big bang...and whether or not indie film has a future.