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Why Can't Pixar Make Sequels?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 2, 2013 4:20 PM
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  • 10 Comments
Our whole film world is built around sequels. So why do cinephiles get so angry when Pixar makes one?
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Wear Your Film Critic Nerdiness Like a Rock Star With This Pauline Kael T-Shirt

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 2, 2013 11:31 AM
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  • 2 Comments
I'm not really in the habit of plugging products on this blog, but this one is just too cool -- okay, so cool may not be the right adjective so let's go with dorktastic -- to ignore.

'Jaws' Selected As Best Steven Spielberg Film In Criticwire Poll

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 2, 2013 10:15 AM
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What do a shark, an archaeologist and a bunch of aliens have in common? They all feature prominently in the films that the members of our Criticwire network have selected as among Steven Spielberg's best.

Pushing Through Walls: In Praise of 'The Adventures of Tintin'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 1, 2013 5:15 PM
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"Jurassic Park" comes to theaters this Friday in 3D. Here's a tribute to Spielberg's great, underrated 3D movie.

From the Wire: Sragow on a Critic's Value

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 1, 2013 11:55 AM
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  • 0 Comments
"A critic's value lies in how a particular reader gauges his own opinions against those of the critic."

The Criticwire Survey: The Dud You Love

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 1, 2013 10:05 AM
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  • 5 Comments
What movie widely regarded as a cinematic dud do you like (or maybe even love)? That's the subject of this week's Criticwire Survey.

Weekend Reel Reads: A Few Looks at How the Way We Watch Movies is Changing

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 31, 2013 10:42 AM
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This week on Reel Reads, we have a measured defense of a much-maligned filmmaker, a biography of the source novel of one of Hollywood's greatest epics and a look at funny documentaries. A pair of other pieces examine the double-edged swords in recent movie industry development: streaming and plot dissection.

Division Division: 'Wrong'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • March 29, 2013 4:56 PM
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Quentin Dupieux's "Wrong" is attracting diverse critical reaction.

Barbed Wire: 'Tyler Perry's Temptation'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 29, 2013 4:15 PM
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The best lines from the worst reviews of Tyler Perry's new movie.

From the Wire: Bogdanovich's Card File

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 29, 2013 1:30 PM
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From 1952 to 1970, Peter Bogdanovich recorded every movie he watched on note cards -- he's sharing them now on his blog.

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