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From the Wire: Critics as Situational Hitters

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 24, 2012 5:19 PM
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"Criticism, if it’s worth anything at all, is, first of all, self-criticism."

Don't Believe: Beware 'The Apparition,' the Most Misleading Trailer of the Year

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 24, 2012 12:59 PM
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Fair warning: the movie you want to see is not the movie you'll get.

VODetails: 'Solomon Kane'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 24, 2012 10:04 AM
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Is this fantasy swashbuckler worth your VODollars?

From the Wire: Awkward Moviegoing Experiences

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 23, 2012 5:37 PM
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  • 21 Comments
What's the weirdest thing you've seen in a theater?

Our Favorite Crazy (Directors') Votes in the Sight & Sound Greatest Film Poll

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 23, 2012 12:30 PM
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  • 6 Comments
We already held the critics' feet to the fire over their craziest votes, so it's only fair to do the same to the directors.

Long Live the (Old) New Flesh: Why We Don't Need a 'Videodrome' Remake

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 23, 2012 10:06 AM
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A new version of "Videodrome" could be fantastic. But whether it's terrible or terrific, it is already totally unnecessary.

Poll: Your Favorite Tony Scott Film

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 22, 2012 4:21 PM
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The results of an informal poll on Twitter about Tony Scott's best movie -- and the interesting way those results conflict with box office grosses.

Criticwire Picks: The Visuals of 'Samsara' Propel It Ahead of Strong Field

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 22, 2012 1:47 PM
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Chalk up another victory for the documentary. "Samsara," the new film from director Ron Fricke, begins its national tour of sorts on Friday with a solid string of advance reviews. Even against heavy competition, this feast-for-the-eyes doc currently has a B+ average among Criticwire grading members, good enough to secure its place as the Pick of the Week.

VODetails: 'The Tall Man'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 22, 2012 1:36 PM
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Is this new film from the director of "Martyrs" worth your VODollars?
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Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Hide Away'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 21, 2012 3:30 PM
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And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

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