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Why People Love When Critics Hate

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 28, 2012 2:45 PM
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Negative reviews always get more traffic than positive ones. Why?

The Criticwire Survey: Old Directors, New Technology

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 28, 2012 9:50 AM
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  • 4 Comments
In this week's survey, the critics pick the one great late filmmakers they'd most like to see alive today, working with modern technology.

Weekend Reel Reads: On Sontag, Video Games and the Death of Ramon Novarro

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 27, 2012 3:37 PM
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Weekend Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

This Week on Criticwire: The Movies of Summer and The Festivals That Come Before It

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 26, 2012 10:16 PM
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With June just around the corner, critics in the summertime were on full display this week, including Cannes dispatches of all kinds (trailers, reviews and rewinds).

Cannes Review Capsule: 'Cosmopolis'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 25, 2012 2:30 PM
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  • 1 Comment
How is David Cronenberg's latest sci-fi funkfest faring with critics at Cannes?

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.

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