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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?

Now Streaming: 'The Immigrant,' 'The Master' and 'The Battered Bastards of Baseball' on Netflix

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 14, 2014 4:00 PM
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The Immigrant
Two great Joaquin Phoenix performances and a Sundance favorite come to Netflix in the next few days.

Here's the Book the Orangutan and the Boy Bond Over in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 14, 2014 3:18 PM
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Humanity and apes may not share much, but they've got great taste in graphic novels.

Kyle Smith Doesn't Hate Melissa McCarthy, But He Does Hate Tina Fey

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 11, 2014 3:47 PM
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Fresh off the latest brouhaha with Rex Reed, Melissa McCarthy has a friend in Kyle Smith. But maybe that's not a friend she'd like to have.

Apparently Dogs Are Reviewing Movies Now

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 11, 2014 2:06 PM
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At last, a perspective that has too long been absent from the world of film criticism.

The Best Reactions to the 2014 Emmy Nominations

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 10, 2014 9:39 AM
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No "Good Wife"? No love for "Orphan Black's" Tatiana Maslany? TV fans air their outrage at Emmy snubs in hilarious fashion.

Bill Murray's Long-Lost "Nothing Lasts Forever" Surfaces on the Net

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 9, 2014 5:01 PM
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A bizarre mashup of new and old footage directed by a "Saturday Night Live" veteran and featuring Bill Murray as the conductor on a bus to the moon finally makes its way to the surface.

Are There So Few Female Film Critics Because Women Don't Want to "Tell People What to Do"?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 8, 2014 4:48 PM
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Or is the gender disparity the result of a system where men make movies and women watch them?

Should We Rate Activist Documentaries by Whether They Inspire People to Act?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 8, 2014 11:28 AM
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A new method of measuring a film's political effectiveness suggests "preaching to the choir" gets a bad rap.