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Criticwire Picks: 'Chicken with Plums' is a Successful Return to Iran

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 30, 2012 10:00 AM
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The duo behind "Persepolis" returns with another critical success, this time with an original screenplay focusing on an Iran-set story.

The Best Reviewed Indie Films of the Summer (And Where To Find Them)

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 29, 2012 2:18 PM
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We'll tell you which independent movies critics liked best this summer -- and where you can watch them now (or soon).

Pranking Global Politics: 'The Dictator' and 'The Ambassador'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 29, 2012 11:21 AM
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For more than a decade, Sacha Baron Cohen has ruled over the world of prank satire. Now he's been dethroned.

Another Judgment Day for 'Terminator 2'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 28, 2012 7:07 PM
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Because obviously you haven't heard me talk about Arnold Schwarzenegger enough.

A Masterful Trailer That Doesn't Spoil the Movie

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 28, 2012 3:57 PM
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"The Master" tells you almost nothing about the movie. Which is awesome.

The Decline of Western Civilzation: The Party Years

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 28, 2012 12:40 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Something about "Project X" made me feel deeply, deeply sad.
More: Project X

No One Tell the Film Industry About This Business Selling Fake Positive Book Reviews

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 27, 2012 1:14 PM
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  • 2 Comments
For $99, GettingBookReviews.com would review your book, sight unseen.

The Criticwire Survey: Fall's Must-See Movies

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 27, 2012 10:05 AM
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  • 3 Comments
This week, the critics tell us what movies they're most looking forward to this fall. They have a clear favorite, too.

Weekend Reel Reads: Mailer, Kael and Ruiz

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 26, 2012 12:48 PM
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This week's collection features a consideration of the films of Norman Mailer, a tribute to the prose style of Pauline Kael and a closer look at how Raul Ruiz' final film came to fruition.

This Week on Criticwire: Tributes, Tips and Considerations of the Future

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 25, 2012 2:53 PM
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While industry members across the globe took time to remember the legacy of Tony Scott, this week also brought a handful of helpful reminders for working and aspiring critics alike.

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