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RECAP: BREAKING BAD, Season 4, Episode 6: "Cornered"

EDITOR'S NOTE: Matt Zoller Seitz recaps another episode of Breaking Bad. Last night's episode conjures The Godfather and suggests a possible ending for the grim, great series.
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  • August 22, 2011 5:56 AM
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GREY MATTERS: With ALPHAS, TEEN WOLF and FALLING SKIES, genre TV mourns the loss of family

EDITOR'S NOTE: This week, contributor Ian Grey looks at how genre TV is reflecting and transforming the idea of family. Warning: This piece contains spoilers.
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • August 21, 2011 9:13 AM
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SLIDE SHOW: Ten underrated actresses we'd watch in anything

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  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • August 20, 2011 7:52 AM
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INTERVIEW: Matt Zoller Seitz on the metaphysical cinema of Terrence Malick

EDITOR'S NOTE: Press Play would like to thank Alef Magazine, an art, culture and design magazine based in Tehran (Iran), for giving us permission to reprint this interview Matt Zoller Seitz gave to writer Liliane Anjo about the films of Terrence Malick. It was conducted in May 2011, shortly before the release of The Tree of Life. Interspersed amid the text are the five chapters of Matt's video essay series All Things Shining: The Films of Terrence Malick, which he created for the Museum of Moving Image. In addition, Matt introduced Malick's The New World at a showing in the main theater of the Museum of Moving Image on May 15, 2011; video of the introduction is included below.
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • August 19, 2011 10:38 AM
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REELING AND SPINNING: Pharrell Williams' DESPICABLE ME soundtrack

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  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • August 19, 2011 10:00 AM
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TOPIC: Reality TV is a blood sport that must change

EDITOR'S NOTE: Matt Zoller Seitz sees the suicide of a Real Housewives husband as the first crack in the glossy veneer of a ruthless franchise.
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • August 19, 2011 7:26 AM
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ROBERT NISHIMURA'S THREE REASONS: Ken Russell's THE DEVILS

Three Reasons: The Devils from For Criterion Consideration on Vimeo.
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • August 17, 2011 2:21 AM
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DVD REVIEWS: PRIEST, THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, CLASH and the Criterion CUL-DE-SAC

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  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • August 16, 2011 10:00 AM
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DEEP FOCUS: Sidney Lumet's PRINCE OF THE CITY (1981)

"Prince of the City" was released on August 19, 1981. Like so many of Sidney Lumet's movies, this one lives and breathes New York City, showing us everything from tenements to court rooms and everyone from drug addicts to district attorneys. The film has well over a hundred speaking roles and what I would consider one of the best casting of authentic New Yorkers in film, mixing professional and non-professional actors throughout. The look and feel of the movie would influence many films and television shows in subsequent decades, ones that strove for realism and a more procedural approach to the cop genre. One of those shows, "Law & Order", even used one of the film's most prominent cast members, Jerry Orbach.
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  • August 15, 2011 11:00 AM
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GROUNDED IN MUSIC: MANHUNTER and the Michael Mann soundtrack

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  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • August 15, 2011 9:00 AM
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