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Early 'Hobbit' Reviews Hit the Internet

  • By Matt Singer
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  • December 4, 2012 12:41 AM
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So far, the first reviews are an unexpected mixed bag.

'Zero Dark Thirty' Tops New York Film Critics Circle Awards

  • By Matt Singer
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  • December 3, 2012 3:17 PM
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Voting took place earlier today in New York City.

Sight & Sound Critics Poll Picks 'The Master'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • December 3, 2012 11:31 AM
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Approximately 100 critics polled by the British Film Institute named Paul Thomas Anderson's film the best of 2012.

The Criticwire Survey: The Best Performance of the Year

  • By Matt Singer
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  • December 3, 2012 10:03 AM
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Forget actors or actresses, lead or supporting. Just take one, a single best performance of 2012. Here, the critics make their picks.

Weekend Reel Reads: Connecting Films to the Real World

  • By Steve Greene
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  • December 2, 2012 3:03 PM
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In this week's collection of cinema-related stories from around the web, we highlight a handful of pieces that look at how different on-screen representations mirror or contradict the writer's tangible life experiences. Also, a pair of stories about television illuminate larger issues that are just as relevant to film.
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This Week on Criticwire: Entering the 2012 Home Stretch

  • By Steve Greene
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  • December 2, 2012 10:17 AM
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Between guides for year-end catch-up and for the presents to round out the cinephile holiday season, we try to help prep the last month of the year.

This Week's Year-End Catch-Up Capsules

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 30, 2012 3:57 PM
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Here's what I've seen this week, and whether it will make my -- or your -- top ten films of the year.

How Is Joss Whedon Not the Entertainer of the Year?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 30, 2012 11:39 AM
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Entertainment Weekly picked Ben Affleck for its annual award. Which is a good pick -- but not the best pick.

Criticwire Picks: "Beware of Mr. Baker" Delivers Another Music Doc Hit, Plus: Netflix Docs, Fan Picks & More

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 30, 2012 9:38 AM
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Another 2012 documentary of a musical enigma finds its way into Criticwire Picks this week. Also, we single out a documentary on Netflix that has gained traction among Indiewire's Criticwire members.

Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Hitchcock'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 29, 2012 5:02 PM
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And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

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