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Watch the Full Andrew Sarris Memorial

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 1, 2012 3:19 PM
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This tribute at the Walter Reade Theater in New York City includes speeches by Kent Jones and David Thomson.

From the Wire: Criticizing Your Own Movies

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 1, 2012 1:40 PM
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  • 4 Comments
What it means when an actor bashes one of the past works to promote a new one.

The Worst Bond Films Ever

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 1, 2012 11:30 AM
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  • 21 Comments
"Come, come Mr. Bond. Surely you can do better than these five films!"
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Criticwire Picks: "Flight" Benefits From Fresh Headwind

  • By Steve Greene
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  • October 31, 2012 12:34 PM
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Each week, this column takes a look at the way critics in our Criticwire network has been responding to upcoming releases. We've tweaked the format somewhat to go along with our new design, but as always, the column aims to sift through various reactions to give you an idea of your latest movie options.

Village Voice Hires Scott Foundas As Principal Film Writer

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 31, 2012 12:06 PM
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  • 2 Comments
The former LA Weekly editor and current member of the programming staff at the Film Society of Lincoln Center starts his new job on December 3rd.

Is Disney A New Hope For 'Star Wars?'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 31, 2012 11:25 AM
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Yesterday's acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney was the second most important business decision in the history of "Star Wars." A consideration of the single most important business decision -- and how it unwittingly created yesterday's incredible deal.
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Why One of My Favorite Movies of the Year Was a Huge Flop In Its Home Country

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 30, 2012 5:54 PM
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  • 4 Comments
A French action thriller was well-received in America, and hated in France. Why?

20 Weird Things That James Bond Is Inexplicably Good At

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 30, 2012 1:48 PM
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  • 3 Comments
He has a particular set of skills -- and it's really long.
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Stranded By the Storm? Watch a Long Movie

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 29, 2012 6:16 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Nature is giving you an excuse to watch all the movies you've complained are too long. Take advantage with our links and recommendations.

James Who? In Praise of the Forgotten Bond

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 29, 2012 4:41 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Why we love the living daylights out of Timothy Dalton's 007.
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