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Criticwire's Updated Year-End Cheat Sheet

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 28, 2012 11:32 AM
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  • 7 Comments
What do you need to see before you make your 2012 top ten films list? We'll tell you.
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From the Wire: Are Movies Too Long? Or: 'TL;DW'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 27, 2012 3:22 PM
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  • 6 Comments
An editor at Variety thinks movies are too long and wants no movie to last longer than three hours.

Film Critic Phil Villarreal Laid Off By OKMagazine.com

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 27, 2012 2:00 PM
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  • 3 Comments
The former Arizona Daily Star movie critic had been with the website since 2009.

Decades After Critics Left It For Dead, 'Heaven's Gate' Returns on Criterion Blu-ray

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 27, 2012 9:45 AM
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  • 0 Comments
An unmitigated disaster? Or an unappreciated masterpiece? "Heaven's

Discussing 'Hitchcock' and Hitchcock Movies on 'CBS This Morning'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 26, 2012 2:19 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Watch Matt and Slate's Dana Stevens pick their favorite Alfred Hitchcock movies.

Early 'Zero Dark Thirty' Reviews Suggest a Bright Future For the Film With Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 26, 2012 11:31 AM
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  • 1 Comment
"If 'Argo' and 'United 93' had a baby, it would be 'Zero Dark Thirty.'"

The Criticwire Survey: A Film Book Gift Guide

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 26, 2012 10:00 AM
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  • 4 Comments
If you're looking for gift ideas for the movie lover in your life this holiday season, our critics have some suggestions.

Weekend Reel Reads: Looking at the Originals on the Page, Screen and Battlefield

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 25, 2012 9:07 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Sifting through the '80s basis for a recent remake, the history of war films, and a multitude of screenwriting manuals: the various inspirations for some of the top film-related stories around the web from the past week.

This Week on Criticwire: Weighing In on Critical Habits

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 24, 2012 9:56 AM
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Whether taking aim at unlikable main characters, opting to not watch films more than once or discussing the current state of the profession, critics are doing (and have done) plenty to keep people talking.

'The Dark Knight Rises' Beyond the Hype

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 23, 2012 5:45 PM
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  • 9 Comments
Months after its release (and its fevered reception), how's Christopher Nolan's final Batman film hold up?

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