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9 Films to See in Theaters or Stream at Home This Weekend, From 'I Origins' to 'The Immigrant' (TRAILERS)

What will you be watching this weekend? Here are nine ideas.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 18, 2014 6:46 PM
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Gabriel García Márquez and Akira Kurosawa Talk Film, Writing and 'Rhapsody in August' in 1991

Originally published in The Los Angeles Times, read this scintillating conversation between two late, great masters from 1991.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 16, 2014 4:35 PM
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Why The Beatles Matter to the Future of Repertory Film

Currently kicking around repertory theaters and on Blu-ray is a new 4K restoration of "A Hard Day's Night" from The Criterion Collection and distributor Janus Films. What does it mean for the future of classic films on the big screen?
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 15, 2014 8:07 PM
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Nathan Rabin Is Sorry He Coined the Phrase "Manic Pixie Dream Girl"

In a new editorial for Salon.com, Dissolve critic, former AV Club staffer and pro pop culture writer Nathan Rabin takes an "opportunity to apologize to pop culture."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 15, 2014 3:57 PM
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Career Watch: Stealth Rising Star Jason Clarke Breaks Out in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

It is not easy being a mere mortal pitted against a population of spectacular CG-enhanced and motion-capture simians. But Jason Clarke does our species proud as Malcolm, the human emissary who seeks a peaceful co-existence with the genetically evolved beasts who now have the upper paw in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • July 14, 2014 2:37 PM
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Best of the Week: The East-Meets-West Canon, Top 10 Box Office Takeaways, Mel Gibson Opens Up at Karlovy Vary & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • July 12, 2014 1:33 PM
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Bong Joon-ho Checks Into Criterion Collection, Lists 10 Favorite Films (VIDEO)

"Snowpiercer" director Bong Joon-ho's brainy bunch of ten favorite Criterion Collections titles runs the gamut from the canonical to the obscure to the cultish.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 10, 2014 3:08 PM
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'The Hundred-Foot Journey' Is the Latest Entry in the East-Meets-West Canon

What hath "Slumdog Millionaire" wrought?
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 8, 2014 10:11 AM
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Career Watch: Superhot Melissa McCarthy Needs to Improve on 'Tammy'

Plenty of people – especially those dismayed by the continued dearth of women who occupy Hollywood power seats – want Melissa McCarthy to continue to prove herself to be the female equal of such bankable male laugh-getters as Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell both onscreen and behind the scenes.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • July 7, 2014 6:50 AM
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Best of the Week: Karlovy Vary Fest, Chats with Steve James and Richard Linklater, What Went Wrong with HBO's Leftovers' & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
  • By TOH!
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  • July 5, 2014 2:20 PM
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