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From the Wire: A "Fun in the Foyer" Furor

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 21, 2012 5:29 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Also: what is "fun in the foyer?"

Elvis Mitchell Literally Laughs at the Idea of Becoming a Full-Time Critic Again

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 21, 2012 1:27 PM
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  • 2 Comments
"The workload for a film critic today is just so Herculean," he tells Mediabistro.

Criticwire Picks: 'Rust and Bone,' 'Bad 25' and 'Central Park Five' Top a Crowded Holiday Weekend

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 21, 2012 10:13 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Another literary adaptation tops this week's new releases, but a pair of Thanksgiving Day documentaries tie in second place.

VODetails: 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 21, 2012 10:05 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Is Edward Burns' latest film worth your VODollars?
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From the Wire: The 'Hitchcock' Fact-Check

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 20, 2012 5:43 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Comparing the new movie to the book it was based on.

Actually, Pauline Kael Did Occasionally Watch Movies More Than Once

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 20, 2012 2:29 PM
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  • 1 Comment
An interesting tidbit that came out of our Criticwire panel discussion at the Digital Hollywood Summit.

Listen to a Criticwire Panel Discussion on the State of Film Criticism in the Digital Age

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 20, 2012 10:47 AM
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Featuring Richard Brody, Owen Gleiberman, Eric Kohn, Jenni Miller, and yours truly.

Editor Dismisses Film Critic, Claiming Movies "Robbed America of its Manliness"

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 19, 2012 3:22 PM
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  • 2 Comments
"I have no interest in reviewing such movies," says Niagara Falls Reporter publisher Frank Parlato.

'The Comedy' Director Calls Out Critics For "Insulting and Irresponsible" Reviews

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 19, 2012 12:15 PM
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  • 6 Comments
"That a critic for a respected newspaper demand a director insert condemnations of immoral or aberrant behavior into a film is frightening."

The Criticwire Survey: Underrated Hitchcock

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 19, 2012 10:03 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Which Hitchcock movie doesn't get enough acclaim? The critics weigh in.

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