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The Criticwire Survey: Fall's Must-See Movies

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 27, 2012 10:05 AM
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This week, the critics tell us what movies they're most looking forward to this fall. They have a clear favorite, too.

Weekend Reel Reads: Mailer, Kael and Ruiz

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 26, 2012 12:48 PM
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This week's collection features a consideration of the films of Norman Mailer, a tribute to the prose style of Pauline Kael and a closer look at how Raul Ruiz' final film came to fruition.

This Week on Criticwire: Tributes, Tips and Considerations of the Future

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 25, 2012 2:53 PM
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While industry members across the globe took time to remember the legacy of Tony Scott, this week also brought a handful of helpful reminders for working and aspiring critics alike.

From the Wire: Critics as Situational Hitters

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 24, 2012 5:19 PM
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  • 1 Comment
"Criticism, if it’s worth anything at all, is, first of all, self-criticism."

Don't Believe: Beware 'The Apparition,' the Most Misleading Trailer of the Year

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 24, 2012 12:59 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Fair warning: the movie you want to see is not the movie you'll get.

VODetails: 'Solomon Kane'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 24, 2012 10:04 AM
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Is this fantasy swashbuckler worth your VODollars?

From the Wire: Awkward Moviegoing Experiences

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 23, 2012 5:37 PM
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  • 21 Comments
What's the weirdest thing you've seen in a theater?

Our Favorite Crazy (Directors') Votes in the Sight & Sound Greatest Film Poll

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 23, 2012 12:30 PM
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  • 6 Comments
We already held the critics' feet to the fire over their craziest votes, so it's only fair to do the same to the directors.

Long Live the (Old) New Flesh: Why We Don't Need a 'Videodrome' Remake

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 23, 2012 10:06 AM
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A new version of "Videodrome" could be fantastic. But whether it's terrible or terrific, it is already totally unnecessary.

Poll: Your Favorite Tony Scott Film

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 22, 2012 4:21 PM
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The results of an informal poll on Twitter about Tony Scott's best movie -- and the interesting way those results conflict with box office grosses.

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