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Daily Reads: Hollywood and Gay History, Watching Woody Allen Post-Dylan Farrow and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 22, 2014 9:19 AM
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Plus: connecting "The Shining" and "Planes: Fire and Rescue" and how Fox is tearing down the wall between networks and studios.

With 'Snowpiercer' and 'Blue Ruin,' the Veil of Secrecy on VOD Numbers Is Finally Lifted

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 21, 2014 2:34 PM
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But would critics have gotten behind Bong Joon-ho's dystopian thriller if they'd known its theatrical release was merely prelude to people being able to watch it on their couch?

Now Streaming: Cory Monteith's Final Movie and Roman Polanski's Grand Prix Doc on Netflix

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 21, 2014 12:32 PM
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"Weekend of a Champion," "McCanick" and more, now on Netflix.

'Oh, This Is a Bad Movie': Jimmy Fallon Reads Roger Ebert's Reviews on the Tonight Show

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 21, 2014 11:55 AM
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Jimmy Fallon recalls the movies of his Roger Ebert slammed (and praise), and Questlove's jaw drops at a "Life Itself" clip as Chaz Ebert drops by the Tonight Show Couch

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.