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Daily Reads: 50 Feminist Films, How Bernardo Bertolucci Found Himself and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 21, 2014 9:17 AM
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Plus: the science of sentimentality and one critic who can't abide "Some Like It Hot."

Film Critic Owen Gleiberman, Ex-Entertainment Weekly, Is Back on the Beat for the BBC

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 18, 2014 2:04 PM
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Three months after EW fired its critic of nearly 25 years, he's back, at the BBC.

Calling All Aspiring Critics: Berlinale Talent Press Wants You

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 18, 2014 11:45 AM
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Berlinale Talent Press gives young film writers the opportunity to work with more experienced critics and experience the buzz of a prestigious film festival.

Daily Reads: Viola Davis on the Best Roles for African-American Actresses, a People's History of Tattooine and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 18, 2014 9:52 AM
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Plus: Why the best Christian movies are made by "miserable sinners" and how "The Last Kiss" retroactively killed "Garden State."

Anna Kendrick's Great Tribute to Elaine Stritch, Dead at 89

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 17, 2014 1:38 PM
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The actress who made her screen debut singing Stritch's signature song pays back the debt, perfectly.

Now Available: Zombie Rom-Com 'Life After Beth' Hits DirecTV

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 17, 2014 1:12 PM
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Aubrey Plaza plays the reanimated ex-girlfriend of Dane De Haan, who just can't seem to let their relationship die.

Daily Reads: Woody Allen's Publicity Problem, 'Orange Is the New Black,' Larry-style, and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 17, 2014 9:50 AM
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Plus: Comparing "The Strain's" TV and comic-book iterations, and why there aren't more great female directors.

New on VOD: 'Snowpiercer,' 'The Congress,' 'Under the Skin' and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 16, 2014 3:43 PM
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The latest Criticwire Picks on VOD.

Daily Reads: Netflix Ends Saturday Shipping, a Gene Hackman Appreciation and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 16, 2014 10:35 AM
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Plus: the science behind "The Strain's" horrifying vampire worms and a TCA explainer.

Nathan Rabin Apologizes for Coining the Term 'Manic Pixie Dream Girl'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 15, 2014 4:09 PM
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What happens when a critical observation becomes a gross oversimplification?