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New Film Term Alert! "The Snark Ages"

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 13, 2012 4:50 PM
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One critic declares "open season on open-mike-night criticism."

Criticwire Picks: 'Marina Abramović' Doc Leads Slate of Sundance Vets

  • By Steve Greene
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  • June 13, 2012 1:38 PM
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  • 1 Comment

'John Carter' and Perpetual Sneak Preview Culture

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 13, 2012 12:56 PM
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  • 24 Comments
How expectations were far more dangerous to "John Carter" than a bunch of angry Martians.

Last Call For Applicants to Indiewire's Locarno Film Festival Critics Academy

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 12, 2012 2:56 PM
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Interested in covering the Locarno Film Festival for Criticwire? Make sure you get your application in by June 22nd. Application details inside.

From the Wire: A Director Declares 3-D is the Future (And Promises to Avoid It)

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 12, 2012 11:50 AM
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The director of "Brick" and the upcoming "Looper" explains why he thinks 3-D is the future -- and why he'll never shoot a stereoscopic film.

We Must Protect Criticism, Says Guy Who Anonymously Attacked His Critics Online

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 12, 2012 9:35 AM
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  • 4 Comments
The practice of criticism is under attack. Movie stars don't like it. Directors don't like it. Editors aren't too interested in it. Critics, in other words, need a champion.

Kevin Smith's 'Spoilers' on 'Prometheus' Lives Up To Its Title

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 11, 2012 12:37 PM
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  • 3 Comments
if you haven't seen Ridley Scott's new movie yet, you may want to skip this week's episode until you do.

'Lola Versus' Filmmakers Blame 'Older Male Critics' For Movie's Box Office Struggles

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 11, 2012 11:33 AM
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  • 24 Comments
The "Breaking Upwards" team sent a note to their mailing list saying men "don't like messy, unapologetic stories with women at the center."

The Criticwire Survey: Recommended Viewing For An Aspiring Cinephile

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 11, 2012 9:57 AM
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  • 15 Comments
This week the critics suggest the best film to show a teenager who's starting to get fed up with mainstream Hollywood productions.

Critics Critique A.O. Scott and David Carr Critiquing Criticism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 8, 2012 5:19 PM
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  • 6 Comments
Try to say that five times fast.

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