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From the Wire: Why We Love John McClane

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 21, 2013 5:23 PM
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  • 1 Comment
He is the rare action hero who is an agent of chaos, rather than order.

Nick Pinkerton Leaves The Village Voice

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 21, 2013 12:40 PM
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  • 3 Comments
And he calls the company that owns the paper "a dumb, wanton, soulless, and wicked corporate entity."

New and Reviewed on DVD For February 20th

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • February 21, 2013 11:34 AM
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  • 1 Comment
5 reviews of new home video releases.

Are the Oscars Making People Hate The Movies They're Supposed to Honor?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 21, 2013 11:23 AM
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  • 17 Comments
Awards season seems to be making people reject the movies its created to celebrate.

From the Wire: Film Critics Blamed For Gun Violence, Onscreen and Off

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 20, 2013 6:19 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Film critics, man.

The (People's) Champion of the Movie Swerve

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 20, 2013 1:30 PM
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  • 2 Comments
The swerve is one of the basic units of professional wrestling storyteller. Former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has mastered the art of swerving movie audiences.

VODetails: 'Rubberneck'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 20, 2013 10:34 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Is the OTHER new movie from Alex Karpovsky worth your VODollars?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Calls Foul on Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 19, 2013 4:49 PM
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  • 8 Comments
"Some reviewers have abdicated their responsibility by chasing celebrity," says Jabbar.

Critics Pick the Best of the Berlin Film Festival (With a Few Surprises)

  • By Steve Greene
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  • February 19, 2013 3:12 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Berlin International Film Festival
This year's Berlin International Film Festival, but that only means that there are some fascinating films and performances now starting their journeys to wider audiences.

From the Wire: Schwarzbaum on a Film Critic's Mission

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 19, 2013 12:58 PM
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  • 1 Comment
"Read with an open mind, watch movies with an open mind, and use the places where we diverge as inspiration for an ongoing conversation about this ever-changing medium we love together."

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