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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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Further thoughts on the most prestigious and most ridiculous of all top ten lists.

The Criticwire Survey: The Sight & Sound Greatest Film Poll

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 30, 2012 9:28 AM
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  • 12 Comments
Ballots in Sight & Sound's once-a-decade greatest film poll are due today. This week in our survey, the critics critique the last poll's results.

Weekend Reel Reads: 'Halo,' Charlie Chaplin and More

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 29, 2012 12:15 PM
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This Week on Criticwire: Ongoing Festival Momentum and the Right to Fight S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 28, 2012 10:36 AM
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Debates don't get solved in a day. One side of a particular argument doesn't suddenly become "right" at the expense of the other. That's the essence of many topics discussed on the blog this week, as we survey in This Week on Criticwire.

Watch Ebertfest's Panels and Q&As Online

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 27, 2012 6:58 PM
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If my sense of desperate longing didn't come across in my interview with Roger Ebert earlier in the week, let me make it clear now: I'm pretty disappointed not to be at Ebertfest 2012. I got to attend the festival last year and had an incredible time watching movies and hanging out with filmmakers and critics from around the country and the entire world. I loved every minute.

Can Opinions Be Wrong?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 27, 2012 12:50 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Maybe not. But it can be uninformed.

Criticwire Critics Rank Tribeca; 'Yossi,' 'Planet of Snail' Among Standouts

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 27, 2012 10:10 AM
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Unlike this year's Sundance, where “Beasts of the Southern Wild” cemented its status as the Sundance feel-good after seemingly everyone got behind it early, the Tribeca Film Festival program has divided critics. Rather than one film catching the attention of the masses, the reviews from our Criticwire members were more spread out at Tribeca. C and C+ grade averages dot the landscape. Nevertheless, there have been a handful of films that have either fared well or gained notoriety for various reasons. Here's a look at some of films that have provoked strong reactions from critics.

Quoth the Critics, Nevermore.

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 27, 2012 9:25 AM
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Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, what to write about on Criticwire the following morning suddenly there came a tapping, as of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. Then I realized it was just my dog asking to go out. Kind of killed the whole mood.

Theater Owners Consider Lifting Phone Ban

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 26, 2012 5:45 PM
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  • 10 Comments
Before you know it, we're talking dogs and cats living together: MASS HYSTERIA!

VODetails: 'The Giant Mechanical Man'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 26, 2012 12:44 PM
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This Tribeca Film Festival comedy starring Jenna Fischer is now available on VOD. Is it worth your time? We have the VODetails.

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