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Rex Reed Responds to Criticism Over 'Identity Thief' Review

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 11, 2013 12:20 PM
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  • 19 Comments
He claims his review is Constitutionally protected, and blames the anger on an organized campaign by Universal Pictures.
More: Rex Reed

The Criticwire Survey: Critics and Twitter

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 11, 2013 10:00 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network."
Should critics tweet after screenings? Or are they giving away their reviews for free?

Weekend Reel Reads: Behind-the-Scenes Videos and Talking Heads

  • By Steve Greene
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  • February 10, 2013 1:13 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Also on this week's docket of film-related pieces from around the Internet: 'Birth of a Nation,' 'The Gatekeepers' and why slapstick as we know it is dead in 2013.

This Week on Criticwire: Job Shifts and New Connections

  • By Steve Greene
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  • February 10, 2013 11:08 AM
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  • 0 Comments
In honor of "Side Effects," this week also features a heavy, insightful dose of Soderbergh.

Critic and Filmmaker Spar on Facebook over Sundance Review

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 8, 2013 5:26 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The director of "The Rambler" did not appreciate his film being called an "embarrassment"

Division Division: 'Caesar Must Die'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • February 8, 2013 2:41 PM
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  • 0 Comments
When there's no critical consensus on a movie, the film gets sent to Criticwire's Division Division where we measure the arguments on both sides.

André Bazin Tops Complex's List of The Best Movie Critics of All Time

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 8, 2013 12:46 PM
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  • 4 Comments
I just hope I made the cut.

The Review Report For Friday, February 8th

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • February 8, 2013 11:56 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Ten reviews from the most interesting new releases of the week.

A Toast to the Richest Woman in Town

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 8, 2013 11:17 AM
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  • 3 Comments
WWGRD?

Barbed Wire: 'Identity Thief'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • February 7, 2013 5:20 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Safe to say that this will be the only film this year to inspire the phrase "like a Discovery Zone for sadomasochists."

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