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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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  • 3 Comments
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!

First 'Hobbit' Review Praises High Frame Rate

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 29, 2012 3:40 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The New York Daily News has the first U.S. review of Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" prequel.

You Should Read the New Issue of Playboy For the (Film) Articles

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 29, 2012 1:24 PM
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  • 2 Comments
It features terrific interviews and several superb appreciations of a movie icon. What's that? Oh yes, and pictures, or whatever.

From the Wire: Times Editor Quotes Times Critics On Subject of Times Review

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 28, 2012 6:38 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Some movies are "practically critic-proof," says the Times' Manohla Dargis.

Did Spike Lee Make Two Movies This Year About Michael Jackson?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 28, 2012 3:26 PM
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  • 1 Comment
"Red Hook Summer," Lee's fictional film about a boy spending the summer with his grandfather, offers some interesting parallels with "Bad 25," his documentary about Michael Jackson.

Criticwire's Updated Year-End Cheat Sheet

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 28, 2012 11:32 AM
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  • 7 Comments
What do you need to see before you make your 2012 top ten films list? We'll tell you.
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From the Wire: Are Movies Too Long? Or: 'TL;DW'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 27, 2012 3:22 PM
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  • 6 Comments
An editor at Variety thinks movies are too long and wants no movie to last longer than three hours.

Film Critic Phil Villarreal Laid Off By OKMagazine.com

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 27, 2012 2:00 PM
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  • 3 Comments
The former Arizona Daily Star movie critic had been with the website since 2009.

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