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Charles Champlin on Criticism, in an Excerpt From 'Conversations at the American Film Institute With Great Moviemakers'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 11, 2012 9:02 AM
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"I think every reviewer ought to put these words over his desk: 'There is a bad film in every good filmmaker and a good film in every bad filmmaker.'”

College-Age Critics Wanted: Indiewire Could Send You to Cover the Locarno Film Festival

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 10, 2012 2:54 PM
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We're looking for a few good young critics to take part in an exciting new program. Your work could be published on Criticwire!

Barbed Wire: 'Dark Shadows'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 10, 2012 1:20 PM
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The critics are casting dark shadows over the new Tim Burton film.

Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Where Do We Go Now?'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 10, 2012 11:26 AM
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WARNING: This post is mildly naughty.

Assignment: 'Police Academy' Week

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 9, 2012 6:56 PM
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"This is the one where Jones pours tequila and sour mix into his mouth, shakes his head around while whirring like a blender, and spits a margarita into a glass."

Film Critic Monkey Business On a Crazy Episode of TV's 'The Practice'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 9, 2012 3:15 PM
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There have been many film critics on television. There's Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, Gene Shalit and Jeffrey Lyons, even fictional reviewers like "The Critic"'s Jay Sherman and "In Living Color"'s Blaine Edwards and Antoine Merriweather.

Criticwire Picks: 'Sleepless Night' and a Paul Simon Doc

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 9, 2012 1:13 PM
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Amidst a solid weekend of new releases, "Sleepless Night" and "Under African Skies" lead the way with the highest averages.

New Film Trend Alert! Implosions are the New Explosions

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 9, 2012 9:20 AM
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Implosions are blowing up right now in Hollywood.

Internet Critics Name 'Citizen Kane' the Greatest Movie of All Time

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 8, 2012 5:25 PM
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Film School Rejects offers a more web-savvy alternative to the classic Sight & Sound Greatest Films Poll.

The Pleasures of Movie Marathons

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 8, 2012 2:51 PM
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A couple films into The Ultimate Marvel Marathon -- six comic book movies in fourteen hours as part of a geekstravaganza celebrating the premiere of "The Avengers" -- our host for the day, a genial theater manager with a thick Noo Yawk accent named Joe, came into Auditorium 9 at Manhattan's AMC Empire Multiplex with an announcement. "If you like events like this," he said, "and you want more of them, let the company know.  There's been talk of a 'Batman' marathon. There's been talk of a 'Star Trek' marathon. There's even been talk of a 'Twilight' marathon."

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