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Weekend Reel Reads: Artifacts from the Past and Glimpses of the Future

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 1, 2012 12:13 PM
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This week's collections of film-related stories from around the web include a classic Truffaut film set visit, a look at bygone movie website trends and an explanation of why some films have terrible subtitles.

This Week on Criticwire: Remembrance and a Definition of "Critic"

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 1, 2012 10:50 AM
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As 2012 reaches its official halfway point, Criticwire continues to explore the fundamental critical issues that have dominated the last six months. Ratings decisions, overly instructive promotional material and the density of online critics led to some significant discussion this past week.

VODetails: '360'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 29, 2012 3:38 PM
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Is the new film from the director of "City of God" worth your VODollars?
More: VODetails, 360

Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Easy Money'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 29, 2012 12:49 PM
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And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

The Funniest Internet Commenter of the Week For Friday, June 29th

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 29, 2012 10:07 AM
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"Three go back to English class, this movie owns."

Are Film Journalists Too Indie-Focused?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 28, 2012 6:15 PM
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  • 3 Comments

From the Wire: Bad Theaters, Good Memories

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 28, 2012 2:26 PM
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Why do we get nostalgic for crummy movie theaters with bad projection and broken seats?

Colleagues and Admirers Remember Nora Ephron

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 28, 2012 11:48 AM
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The film world remembers a late filmmaker.

The Fine Line Between Ambiguity and Stupidity

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 27, 2012 4:11 PM
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At Vulture, Kyle Buchanan asks an excellent question: "Why can't this summer's movie villains come up with a good plan?" Citing an entire season's slate of films from "The Avengers" to "Snow White and the Huntsman" to "Brave," Buchanan mounts a pretty compelling argument that cinematic baddies -- or at least Hollywood screenwriters -- haven't been making much of an effort lately. Here are some of his thoughts on the flaws in The Witch's plan in "Brave" (which contain SPOILERS for the film):

Is 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Film Criticism?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 27, 2012 12:41 PM
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I leave the answer to this question in your hands (of fate).

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