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VODetails: 'The Tall Man'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 22, 2012 1:36 PM
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Is this new film from the director of "Martyrs" worth your VODollars?
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Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Hide Away'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 21, 2012 3:30 PM
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And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

Five Classic Poochie Sequels

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 21, 2012 8:35 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Just because "Poochie sequels" are on the rise in Hollywood doesn't mean they've never existed before. Here are five older examples.

From the Wire: A Critic's Tips For Writing a Bad Review

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 20, 2012 5:50 PM
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  • 2 Comments
One book critic suggests the right way to write a pan.

Critics and Filmmakers Remember Tony Scott

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 20, 2012 11:34 AM
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  • 2 Comments
The director of "Top Gun," "Man on Fire," and many more films committed suicide on Sunday.
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The Criticwire Survey: The Greatest Film By a Not-So-Great Director

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 20, 2012 10:03 AM
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  • 12 Comments

This Week on Criticwire: Considering Immediate Legacies and the Classics of Today

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 18, 2012 12:45 PM
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In the past days, the blog saw the final installments from our team of Locarno correspondents, some insightful thoughts on franchises and filmic legacies and looks forward to two of the more interesting releases of 2012's second half.

'Side By Side' Is an Invaluable Documentary For Film (or Digital) Nerds

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 17, 2012 5:01 PM
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  • 1 Comment
With Chicago audiences still basking in the afterglow of Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" in all its 70mm splendor, it's a fortuitous time to release a documentary about the ongoing battle in the movie industry between film and digital. 

The Critics Academy's Coming to New York Film Festival; Here's How to Apply

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 17, 2012 11:16 AM
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College-age critics are welcomed to apply for a chance to cover the New York Film Festival -- for this blog!

Chicago Audiences Approve of 'The Master' in 70mm

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 17, 2012 2:47 AM
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  • 8 Comments
Paul Thomas Anderson's new movie played in Chicago last night -- how did it go over with the crowd?
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