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Barbed Wire: 'That's My Boy'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 14, 2012 5:14 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Ten great lines from ten bad reviews of Adam Sandler's new comedy.

The Worst Movie Theater Ever

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 14, 2012 3:14 PM
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  • 25 Comments
Congratulations, The Pavilion in Brooklyn, New York. You have won a dubious honor.

Do Trailers Spoil More than Just Plot Points?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 14, 2012 11:31 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Is our country's love affair with trailers becoming a fatal attraction?

New Film Term Alert! "The Snark Ages"

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 13, 2012 4:50 PM
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  • 0 Comments
One critic declares "open season on open-mike-night criticism."

Criticwire Picks: 'Marina Abramović' Doc Leads Slate of Sundance Vets

  • By Steve Greene
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  • June 13, 2012 1:38 PM
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  • 1 Comment

'John Carter' and Perpetual Sneak Preview Culture

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 13, 2012 12:56 PM
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  • 24 Comments
How expectations were far more dangerous to "John Carter" than a bunch of angry Martians.

Last Call For Applicants to Indiewire's Locarno Film Festival Critics Academy

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 12, 2012 2:56 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Interested in covering the Locarno Film Festival for Criticwire? Make sure you get your application in by June 22nd. Application details inside.

From the Wire: A Director Declares 3-D is the Future (And Promises to Avoid It)

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 12, 2012 11:50 AM
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  • 0 Comments
The director of "Brick" and the upcoming "Looper" explains why he thinks 3-D is the future -- and why he'll never shoot a stereoscopic film.

We Must Protect Criticism, Says Guy Who Anonymously Attacked His Critics Online

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 12, 2012 9:35 AM
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  • 4 Comments
The practice of criticism is under attack. Movie stars don't like it. Directors don't like it. Editors aren't too interested in it. Critics, in other words, need a champion.

Kevin Smith's 'Spoilers' on 'Prometheus' Lives Up To Its Title

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 11, 2012 12:37 PM
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  • 3 Comments
if you haven't seen Ridley Scott's new movie yet, you may want to skip this week's episode until you do.

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