Criticwire

Seeing the Sights in the Films of Ben Wheatley

  • By Beatrice Behn
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  • August 8, 2012 5:29 PM
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Considering the uniquely personal aesthetic of one of the most talented young genre filmmakers in the world.

Criticwire Picks: Renner and 'Bourne Legacy' Draw Favorable Early Returns

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 8, 2012 1:23 PM
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"The Bourne Legacy" wins favor among Indiewire's Criticwire Network participants.

Of Bridesmaids and Manic Pixies: Female Archetypes in 'Ruby Sparks' and 'Bachelorette'

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • August 8, 2012 1:10 PM
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Considering the evolution of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl figure in two films at the Locarno Film Festival.

A Critic's Dilemma

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 8, 2012 12:17 PM
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Should a critic tell an audience their favorite parts of the movie? Or will that ruin the surprise?

'Far From Afghanistan,' Indeed

  • By Celluloid Liberation Front
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  • August 7, 2012 5:31 PM
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“Every spectator is either a coward or a traitor” -- Frantz Fanon

Judith Crist (1922-2012)

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 7, 2012 3:55 PM
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The long-time critic for New York Magazine and TV Guide was 90.

Toby Jones, Household Face

  • By Michael Nordine
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  • August 7, 2012 1:28 PM
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You might not know Toby Jones' name but you might recognize his face -- and you surely love his work.

Sequels: To Be (the Same) or Not to Be (the Same)?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 7, 2012 12:50 PM
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Should a sequel rehash the movie that ensured the making of a sequel?

Good Mothers and Bad Children at Locarno 2012

  • By Claudia Piwecki
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  • August 6, 2012 7:25 PM
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Reese Witherspoon Has Terrible Taste in Men

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 6, 2012 4:35 PM
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What started as a strange quirk has morphed into a major part of her persona.

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