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Weekend Reel Reads: The Wachowskis' Journey and Critical Idols

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 9, 2012 2:18 PM
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In the wake of the "Cloud Atlas" premiere at TIFF, the journey of the two catalyzing filmmakers highlights this week's selection of film-related stories from across the web.

Venice Reviews For Brian De Palma's 'Passion' Are a Bloody Mess

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 7, 2012 4:40 PM
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Reviews for the "Blow Out" director's return to the thriller genre have not been thrilling.

Roger Ebert's Memoir Optioned For a Documentary by Steve James and Martin Scorsese

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 7, 2012 11:31 AM
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"I'm keeping hands off," says Ebert.

Towards A Critic's Bill of Rights

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 7, 2012 9:58 AM
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Most film critics look down their noses at publicists, sizing them up the way sprinters size up hurdles. But maybe they could use some. Critics don't have anyone handling their PR, and as a consequence, their public image isn't so great. In a piece for the School Library Journal's Connect the Pop blog, educator and critic Peter Gutierrez says there's a reason it's tough for teachers to get students to think critically: "no one," he writes, "really likes critics much."

Criticwire Picks: 'Beauty is Embarrassing' and 'Detropia' Highlight Another Strong Week for Docs

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 6, 2012 1:45 PM
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Early 'Looper' Reviews and Tweets Suggest a Future Classic in the Making

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 6, 2012 12:09 PM
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Rian Johnson's time travel movie is a hit with Toronto critics.

The Critics to Follow on Twitter During Toronto

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 6, 2012 10:30 AM
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If you can't be in Toronto for TIFF, here are the critics and journalists to follow on Twitter to keep you up to date on all the latest developments.

Add Every Nicolas Cage Movie To Your Netflix Queue With One Click

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 5, 2012 6:10 PM
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Caging your queue has never been easier.

A Manic Pixie Sales Pitch: 'MPDG' Used to Sell Zooey Deschanel Merchandise

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 5, 2012 12:56 PM
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"Now you can take everyone's favorite manic pixie dream girl home" boasts the ad copy for a Zooey Deschanel cardboard cutout.

'Spring Breakers' Flashes the Press Corps at Venice

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 5, 2012 10:33 AM
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The latest film from Harmony Korine drew some of the biggest lines of the festival -- and some decent reviews.

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