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SIMON SAYS: What it means when Guillermo del Toro "presents"

EDITOR’S NOTE: Press Play is posting a column written for Capital by critic Simon Abrams.
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • August 27, 2011 8:13 AM
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GREY MATTERS: The art of Chaos Cinema

By Ian Grey Press Play Contributor
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • August 26, 2011 2:30 AM
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VIDEO ESSAY: The New Wave and the Left Bank, or A Certain Tendency in Modern French Cinema

A Certain Tendency in Modern French Cinema from Jose Gallegos on Vimeo.
  • By Jose Gallegos
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  • August 26, 2011 1:00 AM
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MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: Why are so many modern action movies terrible?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Press Play is posting a column written for Salon by publisher Matt Zoller Seitz, about Matthias Stork's video essay "Chaos Cinema."
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • August 25, 2011 5:33 AM
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MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: The Rough Magic of "Louie"

In its own quiet way, the brilliant second season of Louis C.K.'s sitcom goes where no show has gone before
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • August 25, 2011 4:50 AM
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REELING AND SPINNING: Just what is a "nigga-movie"?

By Craig D. LindseyPress Play Contributor
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • August 24, 2011 2:57 AM
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VIDEO ESSAY: Critic Manohla Dargis on Poetry by Lee Chang-dong

EDITOR'S NOTE: To commemorate today’s release of Lee Chang-dong's Poetry on the site Fandor, Fandor editor-in-chief and Press Play contributor Kevin B. Lee has produced the following video essay on the film. This text for the narration comes from Manohla Dargis' review of the film for the New York Times. So with all due acknowledgments to the author and the Times, here’s the video inspired by her words inspired by the film.
  • By Kevin B. Lee
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  • August 23, 2011 5:33 AM
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NOBODY'S BUSINESS BUT THE TURK'S #1: Of Booze, Sex and Monkeys

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please join Press Play in welcoming the unique and fearless voice of writer-critic Ali Arikan. Ali is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • August 22, 2011 10:00 AM
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VIDEO ESSAY: CHAOS CINEMA: The decline and fall of action filmmaking

Chaos Cinema Part 1 from Matthias Stork on Vimeo.
  • By Matthias Stork
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  • August 22, 2011 8:30 AM
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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.
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • August 22, 2011 5:56 AM
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