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Does 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Herald an Era of 'Post-Plot' Movies?

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 5, 2014 4:16 PM
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  • 10 Comments
If you're going to call a movie "post-plot," you should probably know what "plot" means.

Now Streaming: 'Sorcerer' and 'Palo Alto' Hit VOD

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 5, 2014 3:30 PM
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This week's VOD releases bring strong films from a master and a progeny of New Hollywood.

This Week in Home Video: 'Phantom of the Paradise,' 'Oculus,' 'Divergent' and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 5, 2014 2:17 PM
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Plus: Someone must be excited for "God's Not Dead" and "Need for Speed," right? Anyone?

Get Paid to Review Movies — By the People Who Make Movies

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 5, 2014 1:06 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Paying critics in clicks, one dime at a time.

Daily Reads: How Women Handle Sexism in the Marvel Universe, an Indefinite Break for Studio Ghibli and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 5, 2014 9:15 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Plus: Who's really behind the script of "Guardians of the Galaxy," and did Richard Linklater film two Astros games for "Boyhood?"

Daily Reads: Hollywood's Untapped Audience, an Illustrated Richard Linklater Interview and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 4, 2014 9:32 AM
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Plus: women prevailing in Hollywood despite sexism, and why both fanboys and The Village Voice are wrong.

Now Streaming: 'Mad Max,' 'Face/Off,' the 'Rocky' Series and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 1, 2014 3:00 PM
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Plus: some non-action movies as well!
More: NetFlix

Criticism In the Age of Rotten Tomatoes, and Other Highlights from KCRW's Talk with Critics

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 1, 2014 2:00 PM
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Film critics don't have the power today that they had in the 1970s, but they don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.
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Sight & Sound Lists the Top 50 Documentaries of All Time: 'The Man with a Movie Camera,' 'Sans Soleil' and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 1, 2014 12:26 PM
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  • 0 Comments
The films that demonstrate the formal possibilities of documentaries.

Daily Reads: Marvel's Third-Act Problem, Werner Herzog Data Journalism

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 1, 2014 10:15 AM
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Plus: How "The Killing" ended on its own terms, and Bradley Cooper wasn't the only actor playing Rocket Raccoon.