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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."

VODetails: 'Asylum Blackout'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 8, 2012 11:17 AM
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Is this midnight movie from the Toronto Film Festival worth your time and VODollars?

From the Wire: The Appeal of the Avengers' Assembly

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 7, 2012 6:33 PM
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How much of "The Avengers" success is thanks to its status as an ensemble film?

VODetails: 'Bel Ami'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 7, 2012 11:34 AM
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Is this period piece starring Robert Pattinson worth your time and VODollars?

The Criticwire Survey: When Actors Attack!

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 7, 2012 9:19 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Do actors have a right to criticize critics? Our critics weigh in.

Weekend Reel Reads: It’s an Avengers World, We Just Read About It

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 6, 2012 1:33 PM
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From poster board to poster to pirates, this week's selection of film-related reads looks at all stages of the Avengers experience.

This Week on Criticwire: Ranking the Best and Making Criticism Personal

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 5, 2012 3:07 PM
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From Samuel L. Jackson to Weird Pull Quote Theater, everything you need to know from Criticwire from the past five days.

3-D Press Screenings Cause Problems All Over the Country

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 4, 2012 6:38 PM
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  • 6 Comments
"Honey, look! All the flaws and problems of this movie look like they're happening right in front of me!"
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A Selected History of Sam Jackson's The New York Times Reviews

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 4, 2012 12:29 PM
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The Criticwire staff dug through the Times archive to see if the actor's beef with the paper may have been caused by more than one review.

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