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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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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

By Matt Zoller SeitzPress Play Contributor
  • 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

By Craig D. LindseyPress Play Contributor
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • August 19, 2011 10:00 AM
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