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Daily Reads: A Friendship with Roger Ebert, the Sadness of Watching Woody Allen and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 29, 2014 9:43 AM
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  • 3 Comments
Plus: the history of the eye closeup and silent film fans make some noise about disappearing movies.

Daily Reads: Hollywood and Gay History, Watching Woody Allen Post-Dylan Farrow and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 22, 2014 9:19 AM
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Plus: connecting "The Shining" and "Planes: Fire and Rescue" and how Fox is tearing down the wall between networks and studios.

Film Critic Owen Gleiberman, Ex-Entertainment Weekly, Is Back on the Beat for the BBC

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 18, 2014 2:04 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Three months after EW fired its critic of nearly 25 years, he's back, at the BBC.

First Reviews: Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight,' With Colin Firth and Emma Stone

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 18, 2014 11:08 AM
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First Reviews: Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight,' With Colin Firth and Emma Stone

Daily Reads: Woody Allen's Publicity Problem, 'Orange Is the New Black,' Larry-style, and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 17, 2014 9:50 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Plus: Comparing "The Strain's" TV and comic-book iterations, and why there aren't more great female directors.

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.

Early Feedback on Woody Allen's Latest: 'Blue Jasmine' is the Cate Blanchett Show

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 18, 2013 2:10 PM
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Blue Jasmine
Break out the happy clarinets! Critics are mostly in agreement that this is one of Allen's best in a while.

VidCritz: Every Woody Allen, Um, Y'know, Stammer Ever.

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 27, 2013 4:32 PM
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Er, uh, jeez, y'know, I, uh, c'mon, wait, y'know. (AND THEN REPEAT FOR 44 MINUTES)

Weekend Reel Reads: Woody's Own Words and Resident Evil Reevaluations

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 16, 2012 2:21 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Weekend Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

Weekend Reel Reads: Filming Italy, Dissecting Tarkovsky and Scoring HItchcock

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 22, 2012 12:43 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.