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Weekend Reel Reads: Filming Italy, Dissecting Tarkovsky and Scoring HItchcock

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 22, 2012 12:43 PM
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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: Looking Back at a Challenging Week

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 21, 2012 1:59 PM
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It's been a difficult week in many ways. Even though it might seem trivial now, here is a look back at how the world of criticism dealt with the past week.

Tragedy at a Movie Theater in Colorado

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 20, 2012 12:28 PM
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  • 1 Comment
I'm sitting here, watching the news and I want to write something because that's what I do, I write something. But what can you possibly say at a time like this?

The Funniest Internet Commenter of the Week for Friday, July 20th

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 20, 2012 10:06 AM
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  • 1 Comment

Christopher Nolan Either Did or Did Not Defend Batman Fans' Abuse of Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 19, 2012 3:37 PM
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  • 5 Comments
At the London premiere of the film, Nolan made some interesting comments about Batman fans. But the question he answered might be even more interesting.

VODetails: Sundance Alumni

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 19, 2012 11:42 AM
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Are these ten films from the Sundance Film Festival worth your VODollars?
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Christopher Kelly Laid Off by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 18, 2012 6:08 PM
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  • 2 Comments
The twelve year veteran at the paper filed his final review this week.

I Assure You, We're Open (to Criticism): On Kevin Smith, Critics, and Hockey Announcers

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 18, 2012 4:02 PM
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  • 6 Comments
Why critics need filmmakers -- and vice versa.

Criticwire Picks: Forget 'The Dark Knight.' Another Billionaire Movie Tops This Week's List

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 18, 2012 2:40 PM
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When deciding which movie to go see in theaters, some weekends it’s best to just pull a name out of a hat. According to members of our Criticwire Network, you have plenty of solid options this week. The upcoming quintet of new releases hitting theaters in the days to come all have averages of a B- or higher. But, although one of the five has garnered an unbelievable amount of attention for its advance notices -- that would be a scrawny little movie called "The Dark Knight Rises" -- it’s another film about a troubled billionaire that has earned our overall top spot: With a B+ average, the Sundance documentary “The Queen of Versailles” is our Criticwire Pick of the week.

Critic (And Commenters) Banned From Rotten Tomatoes Over 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 18, 2012 10:19 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Another day, another death threat for a critic over 'The Dark Knight Rises.'

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