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Is Film Criticism Dying or Evolving?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 25, 2012 12:34 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Or can it be both?

From the Wire: Is 'Brave' Pixar's First "Disney Movie?"

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 22, 2012 4:09 PM
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  • 3 Comments
One writer argues that "Brave" represents a turning point at the vaunted animation studio.

The Funniest Internet Commenter of the Week for Friday, June 22nd

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 22, 2012 11:31 AM
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  • 3 Comments
"For the record, he also gave 'Cars 2' a fresh review. Then again, so did I..."

An Andrew Sarris Primer

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 22, 2012 9:33 AM
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  • 0 Comments
If you haven't read the work of the late critic Andrew Sarris, here are some good places to begin.

Outliers: 'That's My Boy'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 21, 2012 3:17 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Armond White loves the new Adam Sandler movie. And critics who don't like it are taking orders from "The Sandler Memo."

Why Do We Hate Spoilers AND Surprises?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 21, 2012 1:04 PM
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  • 7 Comments
We don't know want to what a movie has in store -- but we don't want to be blindsided either.

Film Critics Remember Andrew Sarris

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 21, 2012 9:41 AM
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  • 2 Comments
All over the Internet, critics are honoring a great critic with heartfelt appreciations -- and we've got links to as many of them as we could find.

Andrew Sarris (1928-2012)

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 20, 2012 2:44 PM
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  • 0 Comments
The legendary Village Voice and New York Observer critic was 83.

The Best Trailer of the Year Isn't Available Online -- And Why That's a Good Thing

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 20, 2012 11:33 AM
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  • 3 Comments
Why you should be excited that the best trailer of the year isn't available online.

'Piranhaconda' Director Lashes Out at Critic

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 20, 2012 9:44 AM
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  • 17 Comments
The filmmaker behind such exploitation classics as "Chopping Mall" and "The Bare Wench Project" did not take kindly to one critic's assessment of his latest film. Does he have a point?

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