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Robin Williams' Death Prompts a Dialogue on Depression

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 13, 2014 11:10 AM
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Artists and writers open up about their struggles with the disease that claimed the beloved comedian's life.

This Week in Home Video: 'Muppets Most Wanted,' 'Love Streams,' 'Out of the Past' and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 12, 2014 2:16 PM
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Plus: "Locke," "Motel Hell" and a boatload of Disney titles.

Daily Reads: How 'Rambo' Started an Action Revolution, the History of the PG-13 Rating and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 12, 2014 10:19 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Plus: an oral history of Chris Pratt, and the teenage sex comedy renaissance.

Obituaries for Menahem Golan...and an Era of Moviemaking

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 11, 2014 4:37 PM
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Remembering the man who made chintziness strangely appealing.

Why Breaking Down Trailers — Like the One for Nicholas Sparks' 'The Best of Me' — Is More Useful Than Describing Them

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 11, 2014 3:42 PM
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There's surely more than one way to preface a trailer, but Film School Rejects might have found the best way.

Daily Reads: Meet the Manic Pixie Hot Mess, 'Step Up's' Best Dance Scenes and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 11, 2014 10:16 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Plus: how documentary filmmakers struggle with Netflix's lack of transparency, and why the terrible new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" has the best April O'Neil.

Now Streaming: 'Nymphomaniac,' 'Cosmos' and a Slasher-Musical

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 8, 2014 3:12 PM
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Time to binge-view Lars von Trier and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Matt Zoller Seitz and Roger Ebert, and Other Highlights from His Appearance on 'Employee of the Month'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 8, 2014 2:02 PM
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Plus: Seitz's response to an Antisemitic Letter to the Editor from his New York Press days, and Seitz sings.

Daily Reads: The Strange Resonance of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' Quit Whining About Reboots and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 8, 2014 10:01 AM
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Plus: Why Marvel's reasoning for no female superhero movies rings false, and the case against "Nebraska" in color.

Why Some Movies Shouldn't Be Explained

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 7, 2014 2:55 PM
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  • 11 Comments
Should everything have a rational explanation, or are some of the best movies elusive?
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