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Daily Reads: Why Cropping Doesn't Ruin 'The Simpsons' Marathon; Sex and Style in 'Out of Sight'; and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 28, 2014 9:33 AM
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Plus: Robin Williams, comedian and depression, and the aesthetics of the Ferguson live stream.

Criticwire Classic of the Week: Steven Soderbergh's 'Sex, lies, and videotape'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 21, 2014 12:14 PM
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Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film that kicked off, Steven Soderbergh's career, the American indie film boom and James Spader's long run of playing perverts.

'Difficult Men's Author on the Drawbacks of Auteur-Driven TV

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 7, 2014 12:28 PM
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Brett Martin lionized David Chase and Matthew Weiner, but he says the cult of the showrunner may have gone too far.

Steven Soderbergh's 'The Knick' Isn't TV's Future, But It Makes You Feel Good About Its Present

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 6, 2014 12:05 PM
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Clive Owen in Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick"
The 19th century doctors in Steven Soderbergh's Cinemax series are medical pioneers, but Soderbergh;s just looking to put his own spin on a classic TV genre.

Criticwire Survey: Directors Who Should've Done TV

  • August 4, 2014 11:01 AM
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More and more film directors are turning to television. What filmmaker, living or dead, would you like to see try her or his hand at the small screen?

Gordon Willis to Steven Soderbergh: "The Last Thing I Think About Is Where to Put the Camera"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 18, 2014 12:30 PM
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The late, great cinematographer speaks in a newly released interview.

Steven Soderbergh Cuts "Heaven's Gate" Down to Size

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 22, 2014 4:27 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Michael Cimino's infamously sprawling Western gets some tough love in Soderbergh's 108-minute edit.

Steven Soderbergh's Favorite James Bond Movie

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 4, 2013 4:20 PM
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Everyone's a critic, and that includes Steven Soderbergh on James Bond, David Cronenberg on Stanley Kubrick and William Friedkin on Terrence Malick.

The 2013 Cannes Review Report: 'Behind the Candelabra'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 21, 2013 10:26 AM
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What critics are saying about Steven Soderbergh's new (final?) film about Liberace.

SSRIcho

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 12, 2013 10:37 AM
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Steven Soderbergh's new film is a subtle update of a classic thriller.