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From the Wire: A Next-Gen Film Criticism Symposium

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 8, 2013 3:45 PM
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A sampling of critics under the age of 35 talk about what it means to be a film critic in 2013.

Division Division: 'Oz: The Great and Powerful'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • March 8, 2013 3:02 PM
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The most divisive movie of the week is the new film from director Sam Raimi.

Study Finds Angry Comments Shape Readers' Interpretations of Online Stories

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 8, 2013 12:10 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Rude Internet commenters aren't just lowering the level of discourse for all of us -- they're also shaping the way we think.

The Wizard of Oz Vs. Army of Darkness

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 8, 2013 11:37 AM
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Sam Raimi's new film is a fairly faithful prequel to "The Wizard of Oz" and a kind of insanely faithful kid-friendly remake of the third "Evil Dead" movie.
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The Review Report for Friday, March 8th

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • March 8, 2013 10:26 AM
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From the Wire: Book Critic Apologizes For His "Bitter" Reviews

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 7, 2013 5:53 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Alexander Nazaryan admits that when he trashed some books in The Village Voice what he was really doing was venting his frustrations about his own struggling career as a novelist.

VidCritz: When the Fourth Wall Breaks

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 7, 2013 2:53 PM
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Psst! Hey you! Yeah, I'm talking to you. Here's a compilation of some of film's most memorable fourth-wall breaks.
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Writing For Free, Paying the Price

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 7, 2013 2:37 PM
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  • 6 Comments
Should film journalists be willing to worth for nothing?

Picking Our Favorites From the Last Five Years of SXSW

  • By Forrest Cardamenis and Steve Greene
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  • March 7, 2013 1:19 PM
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Before the on-the-ground dispatches from SXSW 2013 begin, we take a look at our favorite recommendations from each of the last five years of the festival.

Classical Filmmaking: The Theme That Drives All of Sam Raimi's Movies

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 6, 2013 2:56 PM
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  • 6 Comments
Sam Raimi has two trademarks that pop up over and over again in his work -- and more often than not, one represents the other.
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