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The Criticwire Survey: Underrated Hitchcock

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 19, 2012 10:03 AM
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Which Hitchcock movie doesn't get enough acclaim? The critics weigh in.

Weekend Reel Reads: Origins of Cameras and Characters

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 18, 2012 2:47 PM
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On this week's edition of great film-related stories around the web, we have pieces on camera movements, compositions and the screenplays that never got produced.

This Week on Criticwire: How Much is Too Much?

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 18, 2012 10:42 AM
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Whether it's the amount of reviews for a well-respected publication, the extent to which we should consider someone's effort when judging their final product, or the equality of criticism aimed at child performers, this week was mostly about degrees.

From the Wire: The Undying Power of the 'Universal Soldier' Series

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 16, 2012 3:51 PM
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A deep examination of the inexplicable endurance of a very bad film series that gets better with each installment.

Barbed Wire: 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 16, 2012 11:57 AM
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The best lines from the worst reviews of the final "Twilight" film.

VODetails: 'The Color Wheel'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 16, 2012 10:20 AM
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Is this indie road comedy about squabbling siblings worth your VODollars?
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Criticwire Picks: "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Anna Karenina" Mark Great Week for Literary Adaptations, Plus: Top Fan Grades

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 16, 2012 8:01 AM
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Although their source novels were released thirteen decades apart, both films have fared well with pre-release reviews and festival runs. Also this week: a look at a few documentaries in theaters and on Netflix plus what film has the Criticwire Fan Seal of Approval.

Guy Fieri and the Critical Fallacy of High Quality Effort

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 15, 2012 5:26 PM
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Did the New York Times food critic go out of bounds on Guy Fieri's new restaurant?

Films Now Soliciting Pull Quotes By Email

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 15, 2012 11:04 AM
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Publicists are now emailing critics directly and asking them to invent quotes to promote their products.

Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Silver Linings Playbook'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 14, 2012 4:17 PM
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And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

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