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TRUE BLOOD RECAP 3: WHATEVER I AM, YOU MADE ME

This week’s "True Blood" suffered a bit from "Game of Thrones" syndrome—too many people, parts and ideas for all of them to properly register—but boy howdy were they mostly fine, fun and full of portent of freaky things to com
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 24, 2012 9:55 PM
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FALLING SKIES RECAP 2: COMPASS

"He is now defined by those of us who owe him our lives."
  • By Deborah Lipp
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  • June 24, 2012 9:55 PM
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GREY MATTERS: The Haunted Suburban World of TEEN WOLF

Anyone comparing the second season of "Teen Wolf" to "Buffy" either isn’t paying attention to the dark gem Jeff Davis’s show has become or doesn’t understand what Joss Whedon’s show used to be.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 22, 2012 9:29 AM
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REMEMBERING ANDREW SARRIS, 1928-2012

This is a remembrance of film critic Andrew Sarris (1928-2012).
  • By Press Play Contributors and Staff
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  • June 21, 2012 9:37 AM
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SIMON SAYS: The Roberto Benigni Problem

The imminent release of "To Rome with Love," the latest movie directed and written by Woody Allen, should have you wondering the following: what exactly do people see in Roberto Benigni, and why has his career sustained itself for as long as it has?
  • By Simon Abrams
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  • June 21, 2012 9:24 AM
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VIDEO ESSAY: ON THE QT # 1: RESERVOIR DOGS

Press Play launches its new director series "On the Q.T.," about Quentin Tarantino, with a look at his debut "Reservoir Dogs" (1992). Although it earned plenty of acclaim, the film also sparked two kinds of controversy.
  • By Aaron Aradillas, Matt Zoller Seitz & Ken Cancelosi
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  • June 20, 2012 8:58 AM
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VIDEO - Sight & Sound Film Poll: Nicole Brenez on THE HOUR OF THE FURNACES PART I: NOTES AND TESTIMONY ON NEOCOLONIALISM, VIOLENCE AND LIBERATION

Arguably the greatest film ever made in Latin America, HOUR OF THE FURNACES makes a compelling case for the political film - and the politics of filmmaking - when considering the greatest films of all time.
  • By Nicole Brenez and Kevin B. Lee
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  • June 19, 2012 11:49 AM
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CRUEL SUMMER: PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE (1985)

The "Cruel Summer" series of articles examines influential movies from the summers of the 1980s. The previous entries in the series have covered THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980), STRIPES (1981), ROCKY III (1982), and WARGAMES (1983), and PURPLE RAIN (1984).
  • By Aaron Aradillas
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  • June 18, 2012 9:30 AM
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LONGMIRE RECAP 2: A DAMN SHAME

Through impressive technical competence, surprising for a show so early in its run, “A Damn Shame” maintains a down-to-earth tone in the story it tells, the characters’ reaction to the story, the way the story is shot, and the way the story is constructed.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • June 18, 2012 9:06 AM
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GIRLS RECAP 10: SHE DID

Writing that tries to be for everyone ends up being for no one.
  • By Sarah D. Bunting
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  • June 18, 2012 1:30 AM
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