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    Matt Zoller Seitz on the "Perfect" 'Rushmore'

    The author of 'The Wes Anderson Collection' pays tribute to the director's first masterpiece with a video essay.

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    A Disney Fan Takes on 'Escape From Tomorrow'

    Critic Scott Renshaw has been going to Disneyland since childhood, but for him Randy Moore's dystopian 'Escape From Tomorrow' is less an attack on the Mouse House than on "the way people do Disneyland wrong, as a metaphor for the way they do life wrong."

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    Fiona Apple Drops C-Bomb on Rex Reed

    Frankly, this isn't the sort of thing that would usually merit a post, but when the subject is Rex Reed, Criticwire finds it hard to resist. It seems Fiona Apple, who recently took issue with an audience member yelling out unsolicited diet tips in the middle of her set, took a detour during her betw...

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    The 'Gravity' You Can't See

    A seven-minute short called 'Aningaaq' serves as a worthy companion to the much-lauded 'Gravity,' but apart from the lucky few who saw it at film festivals, most viewers will have to wait for the DVD.

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    Why the A.V. Club Added "TV Reviews" to Its Recaps

    A.V. Club TV Editor Todd VanDerWerff talks about why he added long-form reviews to the site's well-read recaps, and how TV criticism is changing across the board.

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    Why Praise Is Riskier Than a Pan

    Negative reviews get people's attention, but in veteran U.K. critic Mark Kermode's forthcoming book, he argues that critics expose themselves more when they go to bat for a film, and it's the size of the risk -- not the outlet they write for -- that separates critics worth reading from those who are...

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    Was 'Breaking Bad's Finale Too "Tidy"?

    Reaction to 'Breaking Bad's finale episode splits between those who found it satisfying and those who found it a little too much so.

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    The New York Times Imitates 'Breaking Bad's Fiction.

    That New York Times column referenced in 'Breaking Bad's "Granite State"? Andrew Ross Sorkin went and wrote it

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    Interpreting 'Breaking Bad's Infamous Phone Call

    In the week since "Ozymandias" aired, interpretations of Walter White's call have become a referendum on the show and its audience.

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