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Is Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy' the Summer's Smartest Dumb Movie, or Its Dumbest Smart One?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 23, 2014 12:51 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Luc Besson's fleet thriller isn't book-smart, but it's not as dumb as it looks.

Steven Soderbergh's Favorite James Bond Movie

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

Weekend Reel Reads: Radio Plays, Complete Works and Malickian Absences

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 12, 2013 1:01 PM
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  • 0 Comments
This week's edition of some of the best stories from around the web include some film-related pieces covering other media, including books and radio. Also featured: coming of age stories, the Malick films that never were and a slasher movie without the slash.

Critics Accused of Missing the "Profoundly Religious" Message of 'To the Wonder'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 1, 2013 3:08 PM
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  • 8 Comments
Did critics miss the boat and the message on "To the Wonder?"

Division Division: 'To The Wonder'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 10, 2013 1:50 PM
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  • 2 Comments
"To The Wonder" may be getting the "Tree of Life" comparisons, but not the acclaim to match.

Audiences Boo Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" at the Venice Film Festival

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 4, 2012 10:00 AM
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  • 1 Comment
The new film from the director of "The Tree of Life" was not greeted with the kindest of receptions in Venice.