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    Weekend Reel Reads: Classic Directors, Fresh Faces and Slasher Send-Ups

    This week's collection of film-related stories spans from kung fu to Cory Matthews, from "Lincoln" to "The Lady Vanishes" (with a little bit of the Stones thrown in for good measure).

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Frights on the Big Screen

    With Halloween approaching, a handful of stories discussing spooky films (and the ways they were meant to be seen) highlight this week's edition of Reel Reads.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Reporters, Villains and History On-Screen

    Romanticized reporters, Javier Bardem and E.T. are all on display in this week's edition of Reel Reads.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Selections from the New York Film Festival Critics Academy

    Our eight academy members have produced some incredibly insightful work over the past two weeks. Some of the best of their writing is gathered here for your educational perusal.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Digging Deeper in Familiar Territory

    Although some of this week's stories inhabit categories that might sound familiar, each piece brings a new perspective for your weekend perusal.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Writers on Writers on Writers (and Cardigans and Bill Murray)

    Early Oscar category analysis, an appreciation of the late Chris Marker and another piece about audience reaction round out this weekend's list of film-related stories from around the web.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Woody's Own Words and Resident Evil Reevaluations

    Weekend Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: The Wachowskis' Journey and Critical Idols

    In the wake of the "Cloud Atlas" premiere at TIFF, the journey of the two catalyzing filmmakers highlights this week's selection of film-related stories from across the web.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Stoppard's Adaptations and Herzog's Chickens

    A look at the reasons for the darkness of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and an interview with "The Ambassador" director Mads Br├╝gger are also featured on this week's edition of movie-related pieces from around the Internet.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Mailer, Kael and Ruiz

    This week's collection features a consideration of the films of Norman Mailer, a tribute to the prose style of Pauline Kael and a closer look at how Raul Ruiz' final film came to fruition.

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