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The Best Reviewed Movie Franchises of All Time

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 3, 2012 8:49 AM
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In honor of "The Avengers," a list of the most critically acclaimed franchises of all time -- plus an attempt to define a film series.
More: Toy Story

Criticwire Picks: A Pair of Docs Lead the Way

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 2, 2012 2:52 PM
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Critics rarely seem to agree about the quality of documentaries. Perhaps it’s the volume of feedback or the way that buzz more gathers more easily around narrative features. Regardless, the two films with the highest averages this week break that trend.

From the Wire: How to Write an 'Avengers' Review

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 2, 2012 2:14 PM
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If you're a little worried about how to approach Joss Whedon's mega-movie, one writer has some suggestions.

Being Right About How Opinions Can't Be Wrong

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 2, 2012 12:03 PM
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  • 5 Comments
If opinions can't be wrong, then mine about this essay about mine about opinions never being wrong can't be wrong. Everyone got me so far?

Master Aggregator David Hudson Joins Fandor

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 1, 2012 6:53 PM
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Time to update your bookmarks: The Daily is now The Keyframe Daily.

From the Wire: On the Pleasures of Direct-to-Video

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 1, 2012 2:09 PM
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Tired of shaky cam? Sick of spastic editing? DTV aficionado Outlaw Vern on why direct-to-DVD is the place to be.

Criticwire at Tribeca: The Top Films and Performances Poll

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 1, 2012 11:17 AM
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We asked our Criticwire members at Tribeca for the best films and performances from the past two weeks. There wasn't a runaway winner in any category, but we still learned a little bit about the festival.

Luring Moviegoers Back To Theaters Apparently Doesn't Involve Improving the Theatrical Experience

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 1, 2012 11:16 AM
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  • 1 Comment
A writer proposes all sorts of smart ideas to improve the moviegoing -- without discussing the elephant in the auditorium.

From the Wire: Ranking Linklater's Films

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 30, 2012 6:29 PM
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More Notes on the Sight & Sound Film Poll

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 30, 2012 3:23 PM
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  • 30 Comments
Further thoughts on the most prestigious and most ridiculous of all top ten lists.

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