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Honoring Andrew Sarris and Rejecting Steven Spielberg at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 8, 2013 10:58 AM
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Kathryn Bigelow called Andrew Sarris a "mentor" and Steven Spielberg read a letter Daniel Day-Lewis sent him turning down "Lincoln."

VODetails: 'Charles Swan III'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 8, 2013 10:04 AM
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Is the new comedy directed by Roman Coppola and starring Charlie Sheen worth your VODollars?
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From the Wire: 2013's Slate Movie Club is Under Way

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 7, 2013 1:15 PM
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Every year, Slate invites a handful of critics to take part in The Movie Club, a week of lively discourse and debate about the highs and lows of the previous twelve months in the world of cinema. 2013's all-star lineup of contributors features Film.com's Stephanie Zacharek, former A.V. Club editor Keith Phipps, Grantland's Wesley Morris, and Slate's own Dana Stevens. The new Movie Club kicks off with a intro from Stevens, who first dismisses the notion of trends or themes from a year in film (like, say, feeling like there was something in the air about the fear of travel) before finding her own potential connective tissue between many of 2012's most important movies:

'Argo' Takes Best Picture from the Online Film Critics Society

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 7, 2013 11:24 AM
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It also won Best Adapted Screenplay.

The Criticwire Survey: Preparing For Movies Based On Books

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 7, 2013 10:03 AM
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In the case of a film based on a book, do you read the book before or after you see the movie? The critics weigh in in our weekly survey.

National Society of Film Critics Love 'Amour'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 6, 2013 8:27 PM
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With the Academy Award nominations just four days away, the National Society of Film Critics announced their own 2012 awards, topped by Michael Haneke's "Amour." It received three trophies: Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva), Best Director (Haneke) and Best Picture.

Weekend Reel Reads: New Looks at Entrenched Favorites

  • By Steve Greene
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  • January 6, 2013 12:35 PM
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Chances are, you probably know someone who loves "Good Will Hunting," "The Hobbit" or Tarantino films - perhaps all three. This week's edition of Reel Reads offers some different perspectives on some beloved (and not so beloved) recent films.

This Week on Criticwire: Welcome to 2013

  • By Steve Greene
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  • January 5, 2013 11:45 AM
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As we embrace a new calendar year, we're not quite done with the great films and debates of 2012.

From the Wire: 'Back to the Future' Newspapers

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 4, 2013 3:41 PM
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Where a local crackpot inventor getting committed to a mental hospital rates above President Nixon running for a fifth term as big news.

Wesley Morris Leaves Boston Globe

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 4, 2013 2:04 PM
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The Pulitzer Prize winner is joining the staff of ESPN's Grantland.

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