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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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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?

This Week in Year-End Movie Catch-Up

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 23, 2012 10:04 AM
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  • 1 Comment
With top ten time looming on the horizon, here's what I watched this week to get ready.

Listen to Matt on The Cinephiliacs Podcast

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 22, 2012 11:49 AM
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On this week's episode of The Cinephiliacs, your fearless blogger joins host Peter Labuza to talk about himself and then M. Night Shyamalan.

Matt Answers Every Criticwire Survey Question

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 22, 2012 10:12 AM
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There are over 30 of them so far.

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.

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