Olivia Wilde

‘Vinyl’ Brings the Volume — and the Drugs — But Not Much Else

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In a late-era episode titled “The Crash,” Mad Men briefly devolved into total insanity. Fueled by a mysterious “energy serum” that increasingly looks like speed, the Sterling Cooper crew goes fully batshit for 48 hours, tap dancing and all, until Dick Whitman finds himself back in the whorehouse of his youth. It’s a manic, dreamlike break from the series’ typically elegant structure, throwing caution and even logic to the wind in favor of chasing its own characters’ high.
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The 7 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Man Up’

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After a brief, Sundance-induced hiatus last week, our home media column is back and our cup runneth over – seven movies this week instead of the customary five. (But if it evens it out for you, at least three are movies most other critics don’t recommend.) The spectrum this week runs from a Best Picture nominee to a first-person dating documentary to a charmingly goofy rom-com; a little something for everyone, in other words, even you fans of mediocre Bill Murray movies.
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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in October

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If the studios and major indie distributors get serious in the month of October, rolling out the first wave of their big fall prestige picks, the smaller indie handlers, it seems, get weird. This best of this month’s art house films are risky, challenging efforts that tell peculiar stories in unique ways; they’re joined by a handful of more mainstream-leaning titles, looking for a bit of recognition in the serious movie derby. Here’s what’s worth seeking out:
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The Best and Worst Films of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

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Fiction films can be a trickier proposition at the Tribeca Film Festival than their nonfiction counterparts; for some time the fest had a reputation as a home for pictures that made the slate for the movie stars they’d put on the red carpet rather than the quality they’d put on the screen. That rep has fallen away in recent years, bolstered by a stronger slate of under-the-radar indies and faves from other festivals. Here’s a look at the 22 new narrative movies your film editor saw, and how they stack …Read More