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MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: The plot-crazy spectacle of BOARDWALK EMPIRE

In season two, HBO's Prohibition-era drama has enlarged its scope but still hasn't found its reason for being By Matt Zoller Seitz Press Play Contributor
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • September 26, 2011 6:42 AM
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INTERVIEW: Matthias Stork talks about his two-part essay CHAOS CINEMA and himself

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following interview with Matthias Stork is being republished with permission from Empty Kingdom.
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • September 26, 2011 5:21 AM
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LIFE'S WORK: THE FILMS OF ROMAN POLANSKI - Chapter 1: Polanski's God

I think people who go to see [Roman Polanski's films] for escapism are not going to be necessarily disappointed, but they're going to have to tweak their understanding of what entertainment is. When you watch a Polanski film, you're watching this sense of abundance in them. They have very cheerful settings — deceptively cheerful. You get the sense that you're watching the seasons change from this brightness to this inner gray that takes over. Violence in Polanski's film is psychological. It's largely implied and it's rarely explicit, and when it is explicit, it's for comedy's sake. When Jake gets his nostril slit in Chinatown, he looks ridiculous for the rest of the film, with the bandage on his nose.
  • By Serena Bramble & Simon Abrams
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  • September 26, 2011 4:00 AM
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MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: The lavish "Pan Am" is nostalgic bonbons for the mind

ABC's period epic is as light as prime-time drama can get without becoming bubble-headed By Matt Zoller Seitz Press Play Contributor
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • September 25, 2011 12:29 PM
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GREY MATTERS: SyFy's ALPHAS excels in story and character

By Ian Grey Press Play Contributor
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • September 25, 2011 7:21 AM
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SLIDE SHOW: The overacting hall of fame

Sometimes an actor has to go over the top to sell a performance. Here are some of the most memorable
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • September 24, 2011 3:00 AM
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NOBODY'S BUSINESS BUT THE TURK'S #4: Bruce Robinson's WITHNAIL AND I sticks it to Baby boomers

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  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • September 23, 2011 3:16 PM
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MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: Relax, PRIME SUSPECT fans, the remake has promise

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  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • September 23, 2011 4:56 AM
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MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: Fear and Hugging at Dunder-Mifflin

James Spader's debut sharpened "The Office's" dulled edge -- but does the show have the nerve to draw blood again? By Matt Zoller Seitz Press Play Contributor
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • September 23, 2011 3:17 AM
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THREE REASONS: THE NOISY REQUIEM, directed by Yoshihiko Matsui

EDITOR'S NOTE: Once again, Robert Nishimura's Three Reasons shines a spotlight on a film that merits the Criterion treatment.
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • September 22, 2011 11:18 AM
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