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MAD MEN RECAP 12: THE PHANTOM

Most nights I watch Mad Men on my living room couch with a computer in my lap. Tonight I watched at a terrific New York City bar, at the Basket of Kisses Season Finale Party, sitting next to Rich Sommer.
  • By Deborah Lipp
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  • June 11, 2012 1:38 AM
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TRUE BLOOD RECAP 1: TURN! TURN! TURN!

I love "True Blood," and I pray this is the end of it.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 10, 2012 9:55 PM
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CRUEL SUMMER: THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980)

According to John Landis, "The Blues Brothers" was the last movie made under the old studio factory system. "The Blues Brothers" feels, indeed, like a transitional movie. It takes the form of a big studio musical, but its execution is all 1980s bigger-is-better filmmaking.
  • By Aaron Aradillas
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  • May 14, 2012 8:55 AM
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MAD MEN RECAP 8: DARK SHADOWS

"I’m thankful that I have everything I want, and that no one else has anything better."
  • By Deborah Lipp
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  • May 14, 2012 1:12 AM
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MAD MEN RECAP 7: LADY LAZARUS

"But listen to the color of your dreams//It is not leaving, it is not leaving." --The Beatles, "Tomorrow Never Knows."
  • By Deborah Lipp
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  • May 7, 2012 1:22 AM
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GIRLS RECAP 4: HANNAH'S DIARY

I hoped the title of this week's episode wouldn't imply what I had a feeling it implied. I hoped we'd just see Hannah writing in her diary, or hear snippets in a voice-over—something, anything besides another character reading Hannah's diary and getting information s/he didn't want, while I watched, cringing, from behind a pillow.
  • By Sarah D. Bunting
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  • May 6, 2012 10:55 PM
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GAME OF THRONES RECAP 6: THE OLD GODS AND THE NEW

"Game Of Thrones" is getting exciting again.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • May 6, 2012 9:55 PM
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GIRLS RECAP 3: ALL ADVENTUROUS WOMEN DO

Remember those Cosmo-ish "Which Sex & the City character are you?" quizzes that every single editorial outlet featured during that show's run? Of course you couldn't take the results seriously; you can't "be" one of those people, because those people weren't people. They were slices of people, meant to illustrate (and easier to write than) the composite, contradictory whole.
  • By Sarah D. Bunting
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  • April 29, 2012 10:55 PM
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VIDEO ESSAY: Clint Eastwood and His Iconic Side View Profile

The craggy complexion. The stately ovate chin. Those thin lips deceptively wrapped around that charming smile. That perfect nose. Those clear greenish-brown eyes. That squint.
  • By Michael Mirasol
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  • April 12, 2012 12:30 PM
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Press Play video series MAGIC AND LIGHT: THE FILMS OF STEVEN SPIELBERG to debut Dec. 15, 2011

Press Play is proud to announce our first video essay series in direct partnership with IndieWire: "Magic and Light: The Films of Steven Spielberg." Set to premiere Dec. 15, 2011 on this blog, this series will examine facets of Spielberg's movie career, including his stylistic evolution as a director, his depiction of violence, his interest in communication and language, his portrayal of authority and evil, and the importance of father figures -- both present and absent -- through
  • By Press Play Staff
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  • December 7, 2011 12:34 PM
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