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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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    Actor Kumar Pallana, Wes Anderson Regular, Dies at 94

    Actor Kumar Pallana, best known for being a regular in Wes Anderson's films, died yesterday at the age of 94. Pallana was a memorable presence in nearly all of Anderson's films, starting with his debut "Bottle Rocket" and continuing in "Rushmore," "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "Darjeeling Express." He ...

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    Matt Zoller Seitz Named New Editor of RogerEbert.com

    The Vulture TV critic will edit and contribute reviews to the late film critic's website.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Wong Kar-Wai: Superimposed Symphony

    Wong Kar-Wai, whose long-awaited The Grandmaster opens in August, is not about plot. Wong Kar-wai is about motion and emotion. As my friend Nelson Carvajal's new video suggests, he's about the moment within the moment, the eternal in the now. Beautiful neighbors pass in a stairwell and exchange ling...

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    O Coen Brothers, Where Art God? A Conversation Between Matt Zoller Seitz and Jeffrey Overstreet

    Do the Coens believe in God? Can we even say that for sure? Do they believe in the non-rational, the supernatural? Or are they just pranksters pulling our chains and hoping to spark conversation pieces like this one, while they sit there snickering?

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    Chaos and Repair: Reclaiming THE LADYKILLERS

    I think the Coens are among the most moral (even moralistic) directors alive. Most (but not all) of their pictures are morality plays that deflate the selfishness and pomposity of individuals while finding good even in the most flawed social orders.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Pacino: Full Roar

    I could not stop laughing as I watched Nelson Carvajal's "Al Pacino: Full Roar"—not just because it's the most entertaining collection of over-the-top moments since Harry Hanrahan's "Nicolas Cage Losing His Shit," but because Pacino is and always has been a theatrical actor, delightfully so.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Peter Andrews: The Soderbergh Vision

    “My policy is to have my name on a movie only once,” says Steven Soderbergh, so quoted by video essayist Nelson Carvajal. “Having your name once increases the impact of that credit because I think every time you put your name up there, you’re actually diluting it.”

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    Steven Spielberg, Hollywood Historian: A Debate Between Matt Zoller Seitz and Tom Carson

    Publisher’s Note: I’ve been arguing with film and TV critic Tom Carson for over a decade, over all sorts of issues. One is the relative merit, or lack thereof, of the films of Steven Spielberg, about whom I’m quite enthusiastic; Tom, not so much.

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