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The Best Film Writing About the 'Alien' Franchise on the Internet

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 6, 2012 12:48 PM
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  • 5 Comments
To get you geared up for the premiere of "Prometheus" this Friday, here are ten great pieces about the franchise so far.

Retro/Active: Diving Back Into 'Titanic'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 18, 2012 10:02 AM
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  • 0 Comments
A critic tries to get to the bottom of his fascination with the massively popular film.

The Religion of 'Rio Bravo' -- And Other Great Movies

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 13, 2012 2:03 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Follow the Hawks, For The Hawks Leads the Way.

Retro/Active: 20 Years of 'The Player'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 10, 2012 2:18 PM
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  • 0 Comments
One writer's look back at perhaps the greatest Hollywood satire of all time.

Retro/Active: Rosenbaum on 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 28, 2012 5:31 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Defending the much-maligned ending of Spielberg's underrated gem.

'Blue Velvet,' 47 Seconds At a Time

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 19, 2012 4:14 PM
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If you're a fan of insanely intricate film criticism, we've got a recommendation for you: "The 'Blue Velvet' Project" at Filmmaker Magazine by critic and professor Nicholas Rombes. Three times a week -- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday -- Rombes writes about a single frame from David Lynch's 1986 film "Blue Velvet." Each entry is about the image 47 seconds after the one examined in the previous blog post. The "Blue Velvet" Project will last an entire year, and concludes in August 2012. That's not putting a film under a microscope; that's like putting a film under about 150 microscopes one at a time.

Retro/Active: Tyrkus on 'Magical Mystery Tour'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 9, 2012 9:30 AM
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Roll up for a great piece on "The Magical Mystery Tour!" Click right this way!

Note to Critics: Always Look Over Your Shoulder

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 7, 2012 11:29 AM
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(Especially at film festivals.)

Retro/Active: Scott Tobias on 'Dead Alive' and The Debate Between Practical and CGI

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 1, 2012 7:10 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Do we prefer our illusions effortless and magical or gritty and hard-fought?

Retro/Active: Ryan North on 'Back to the Future: The Novelization'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 1, 2012 2:36 PM
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One writer is working his way scene by scene, and even line by line, through the bizarre text that is "Back to the Future: The Novelization."