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VODetails: 'Antiviral'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 12, 2013 10:04 AM
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Is this body horror movie from Brandon Cronenberg, son of director David Cronenberg, worth your VODollars?

Roger Ebert Remembered in Chicago By Family and Friends

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 12, 2013 12:45 AM
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The three hour tribute from the Chicago Theatre featured tributes from John and Joan Cusack, Andrew Davis, Richard Roeper, and many more.

From the Wire: Ebert's Editor Remembers

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 11, 2013 6:29 PM
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"He was unflappable in the face of pressure."

How 'Beyond the Valley of the Dolls' Reveals Roger Ebert's Values as a Film Critic

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 11, 2013 3:30 PM
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The film may actually be a piece of film criticism by example.

Backstage Magazine Cuts All Reviews

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 11, 2013 9:47 AM
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The publication's final reviews will be in this week's issue.

From the Wire: Video Essays and Copyrights

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 10, 2013 4:04 PM
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Nelson Carvajal writes about what happened when Disney took issue with his viral video about the history of the Oscars.

Division Division: 'To The Wonder'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 10, 2013 1:50 PM
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"To The Wonder" may be getting the "Tree of Life" comparisons, but not the acclaim to match.

A Tribute to Roger Ebert From the Screenwriter of the Movie He Hated, Hated, Hated

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 10, 2013 12:00 PM
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Alan Zweibel won three Emmys as a writer for the original cast of "Saturday Night Live" and a fourth as the writer of "The Paul Simon Special" in 1978 (he was also nominated as an "SNL" writer that year as well, meaning he either defeated himself or lost to himself, depending on your point-of-view). He worked on the cult favorite "It's Garry Shandling's Show" and co-wrote the movie version of "Dragnet" with Dan Aykroyd. He's had an fine career with some major achievements.

New and Reviewed on DVD/Blu-Ray for April 10th: 'Hyde Park on Hudson,' 'Late Bloomers' and More

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 10, 2013 10:58 AM
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If you thought last week was slow for home video releases, take a look at this week. Only one new release has more than three Criticwire grades! On the bright side, today's releases cover a variety of genres; on the other hand, the reviews have not been particularly kind to the small films nor the big one."Hyde Park on Hudson"Criticwire Average: C+ (52 ratings)

College-Age Critics Wanted (Again): Indiewire Could Send You to Cover the Locarno Film Festival

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 10, 2013 10:20 AM
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Our Locarno Critics Academy, done in conjunction with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is back for 2013.

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