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Criticwire Picks: "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Anna Karenina" Mark Great Week for Literary Adaptations, Plus: Top Fan Grades

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 16, 2012 8:01 AM
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Although their source novels were released thirteen decades apart, both films have fared well with pre-release reviews and festival runs. Also this week: a look at a few documentaries in theaters and on Netflix plus what film has the Criticwire Fan Seal of Approval.

Guy Fieri and the Critical Fallacy of High Quality Effort

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 15, 2012 5:26 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Did the New York Times food critic go out of bounds on Guy Fieri's new restaurant?

Films Now Soliciting Pull Quotes By Email

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 15, 2012 11:04 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Publicists are now emailing critics directly and asking them to invent quotes to promote their products.

Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Silver Linings Playbook'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 14, 2012 4:17 PM
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  • 1 Comment
And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

VODetails: 'Bad Fever'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 14, 2012 11:30 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Is this indie drama about an aspiring stand-up comedian worth your VODollars?
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Hang the Film Canon On Your Wall With This Awesome Poster

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 14, 2012 10:06 AM
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100 years. 20 genres. 2000 films. One big honking poster.

From the Wire: Does The New York Times Review Too Many Movies?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 13, 2012 2:51 PM
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  • 9 Comments
Is the sheer quantity of film reviews each week in the paper of record drowning out the quality films?

How Should Critics Review Child Actors?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 13, 2012 12:16 PM
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  • 4 Comments
There's really just one least favorite part of this gig: Reviewing the work of child actors.

VODetails: 'Vamps'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 13, 2012 10:03 AM
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Is this vampire horror comedy worth your VODollars?
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From the Wire: A Jewish Lincoln?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 12, 2012 1:36 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Does the new biopic by Steven Spielberg turn the Great Emanicpator into the Great Oy-manicpator?

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