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Andrew Sarris (1928-2012)

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 20, 2012 2:44 PM
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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?

The Simple Poetry of IMDb's Parents Guides

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 19, 2012 12:36 PM
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  • 3 Comments
These helpful and weirdly specific aides for parents turn exploitation into beautiful freeform poetry.

VODetails: 'The Woman in the Fifth'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 19, 2012 9:17 AM
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Is this new thriller starring Ethan Hawke worth your VODollars?

Watch Kevin Smith Review 'Rock of Ages' And Make a Surprising Statement on 'Spoilers'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 18, 2012 4:09 PM
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  • 3 Comments
"I used to be a filmmaker," says Smith on the latest episode of his new movie review show.

The Best 'Prometheus' Analyses So Far

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 18, 2012 11:35 AM
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  • 30 Comments
If you're still puzzling over Ridley Scott's new sci-fi movie, you're definitely not alone.
More: Prometheus

The Criticwire Survey: Pixar's Best Movie

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 18, 2012 10:04 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Which film is Pixar's best? The critics are very much divided in this week's survey.

Weekend Reel Reads: The Origins of Aliens, Drivers and One Scary Shark

  • By Steve Greene
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  • June 17, 2012 9:09 PM
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  • 1 Comment
This week's octet of stories from around the web deals almost primarily with the beginning. In some cases, it's the genesis of a franchise, but in others, it's the spark that leads to a celebrated life in film.

This Week on Criticwire: Previews, Prospective Critics and Protecting the Art Form

  • By Steve Greene
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  • June 16, 2012 12:05 PM
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