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Halle Berry's "Extant" on CBS: So Far, More a Sizzle Reel Than a Show

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 9, 2014 3:51 PM
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The real mystery of "Extant" isn't how Halle Berry's astronaut got pregnant alone in space, but whether it's worth watching past the first episode.

Weekend Reel Reads: Reinterpretations of Classics Old and New

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 14, 2013 1:19 PM
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A tribute to the late Les Blank, the case for more Agatha Christie adaptations and a new look at "Saving Private Ryan": all on this week's edition of Weekend Reel Reads.

'Jaws' Selected As Best Steven Spielberg Film In Criticwire Poll

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 2, 2013 10:15 AM
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What do a shark, an archaeologist and a bunch of aliens have in common? They all feature prominently in the films that the members of our Criticwire network have selected as among Steven Spielberg's best.

Pushing Through Walls: In Praise of 'The Adventures of Tintin'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 1, 2013 5:15 PM
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"Jurassic Park" comes to theaters this Friday in 3D. Here's a tribute to Spielberg's great, underrated 3D movie.

Weekend Reel Reads: Origins of Cameras and Characters

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 18, 2012 2:47 PM
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On this week's edition of great film-related stories around the web, we have pieces on camera movements, compositions and the screenplays that never got produced.

From the Wire: A Jewish Lincoln?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 12, 2012 1:36 PM
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Does the new biopic by Steven Spielberg turn the Great Emanicpator into the Great Oy-manicpator?

Weekend Reel Reads: Reporters, Villains and History On-Screen

  • By Steve Greene
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  • October 21, 2012 4:59 PM
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Romanticized reporters, Javier Bardem and E.T. are all on display in this week's edition of Reel Reads.

'Lincoln' Addresses the New York Film Festival, to Mixed Response

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 8, 2012 11:32 PM
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Tweets suggest some great performances and maybe a languid pace.

Weekend Reel Reads: Stoppard's Adaptations and Herzog's Chickens

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 2, 2012 4:46 PM
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A look at the reasons for the darkness of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and an interview with "The Ambassador" director Mads Brügger are also featured on this week's edition of movie-related pieces from around the Internet.

Weekend Reel Reads: Selections from the Critics You Should Know

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 22, 2012 1:40 PM
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This week's selection of weekend reading comes from the results of last week's Critics Deserving of Wider Recognition survey. Topics include "Jaws," "Serenity," filmmaker teachers and a very funny plot pastiche.