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From the Wire: Times Editor Quotes Times Critics On Subject of Times Review

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 28, 2012 6:38 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Some movies are "practically critic-proof," says the Times' Manohla Dargis.

Did Spike Lee Make Two Movies This Year About Michael Jackson?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 28, 2012 3:26 PM
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  • 1 Comment
"Red Hook Summer," Lee's fictional film about a boy spending the summer with his grandfather, offers some interesting parallels with "Bad 25," his documentary about Michael Jackson.

Criticwire's Updated Year-End Cheat Sheet

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 28, 2012 11:32 AM
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  • 7 Comments
What do you need to see before you make your 2012 top ten films list? We'll tell you.
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From the Wire: Are Movies Too Long? Or: 'TL;DW'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 27, 2012 3:22 PM
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  • 6 Comments
An editor at Variety thinks movies are too long and wants no movie to last longer than three hours.

Film Critic Phil Villarreal Laid Off By OKMagazine.com

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 27, 2012 2:00 PM
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  • 3 Comments
The former Arizona Daily Star movie critic had been with the website since 2009.

Decades After Critics Left It For Dead, 'Heaven's Gate' Returns on Criterion Blu-ray

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 27, 2012 9:45 AM
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  • 0 Comments
An unmitigated disaster? Or an unappreciated masterpiece? "Heaven's

Discussing 'Hitchcock' and Hitchcock Movies on 'CBS This Morning'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 26, 2012 2:19 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Watch Matt and Slate's Dana Stevens pick their favorite Alfred Hitchcock movies.

Early 'Zero Dark Thirty' Reviews Suggest a Bright Future For the Film With Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 26, 2012 11:31 AM
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  • 1 Comment
"If 'Argo' and 'United 93' had a baby, it would be 'Zero Dark Thirty.'"

The Criticwire Survey: A Film Book Gift Guide

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 26, 2012 10:00 AM
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  • 4 Comments
If you're looking for gift ideas for the movie lover in your life this holiday season, our critics have some suggestions.

Weekend Reel Reads: Looking at the Originals on the Page, Screen and Battlefield

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 25, 2012 9:07 AM
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Sifting through the '80s basis for a recent remake, the history of war films, and a multitude of screenwriting manuals: the various inspirations for some of the top film-related stories around the web from the past week.

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