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    5 Cool Arthouse Classics That Influenced the Style and Substance of 'Mad Men'

    Matthew Weiner recently named the 10 films that inspired his AMC series. But here are five more that summon the time and place of 'Mad Men.'

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    Daily Reads: 'Playtime' Is the One Movie Everyone Should See, the Best Child Actors on Television and More

    Plus: the man who invented African cinema, and the power and pitfalls of 'shipping.

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    Daily Reads: 'Interstellar' Isn't (and Is) About Religion, Milhouse is the Best TV Character and More

    Plus: the gerrymandering of contemporary cinema, and pretending every movie character is dead.

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    Watch: A Video Essay About Jacques Tati, A Glass Door, and The Importance of Appearances

    It would be very easy to watch the event which forms the center of this beautiful video essay from David Cairns for Criterion, on Jacques Tati's "Playtime," and think it was merely a gag, nothing more, nothing less.

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    Jacques Tati's 'Playtime' Returning to Theaters (Trailer)

    A new restoration of Jacques Tati's 'Playtime' lands across the pond this Fall. Watch the trailer for the highly anticipated reissue below.

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    WATCH: Jacques Tati's 1947 Slapstick Short 'School for Postmen' Reveals the French Master's Early Comic Genius

    The Guardian has debuted a rare early short from comedy maestro Jacques Tati, 1947's "The School for Postmen." As usual, the French auteur writes, directs and stars in this witty 16-minute film brimming with the kind of subtly orchestrated slapstick that would come to define his career, from "M. Hul...

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