Criticwire

How to Make the Perfect Summer Movie in 5 Easy Steps

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 25, 2012 11:56 AM
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Inspired by this week's Criticwire Survey, an attempt to define the ideal summer movie.

VODetails: 'Take This Waltz'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 25, 2012 9:30 AM
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Is the new film from Sarah Polley worth your VODollars?

Cannes Review Capsule: 'The Paperboy'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 24, 2012 1:47 PM
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  • 3 Comments

Film is Dead. Long Live Digital?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 24, 2012 12:12 PM
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  • 18 Comments
Just how upset *should* we be about the end of 35mm?

Criticwire Picks: Festival Hits 'Moonrise Kingdom' and 'Oslo, August' Top New Releases

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 24, 2012 1:38 AM
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With many moviegoers tuned to the news from Cannes this week, it's a light time for number of new U.S. releases. Appropriately, two former Cannes films are tied for the top score among our Criticwire members with B+ averages -- one that took the fast track to theaters and another that stopped at many different venues after opening a year ago.

From the Wire: Ten Principles For Aspiring Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 23, 2012 4:33 PM
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The Washington Post's Chris Klimek shares an advice-filled lecture he gave to theater criticism students.

Cannes Review Capsule: 'Holy Motors'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 23, 2012 2:33 PM
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Leos Carax's first movie in 13 years is the first surprise hit of the festival.

VODetails: 'The New Year'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 23, 2012 12:04 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Is this dramedy about small town malaise worth your VODollars?

Criticwire Critics Analyze Cannes at the Halfway Mark

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 23, 2012 8:38 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Halfway through Cannes 2012, we highlight the best and not-quite-as-good, based on the feedback from our Criticwire members.

Seattle Man Faces Jail Time For Slapping Movie-Ruining Child

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 22, 2012 7:23 PM
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  • 5 Comments
In a related story: going to the movie theater these days kind of sucks.

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