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Criticwire Picks: 'The Island President' Highlights a Weekend of Dealing with Threats

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 28, 2012 1:08 PM
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This weekend at the cinema is brought to you by the struggles of youth. Whether the threat is unnamed (emerging sexuality; a faceless, mystical home invader) or, perhaps more shockingly, entirely tangible (other kids), children are at the center of nearly all these tales.

From the Wire: Books to Films and Back

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 28, 2012 1:04 PM
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  • 4 Comments
How important is faithfulness to the success of a cinematic adaptation of a popular novel?

Blindspots: The Critic's (Not-So-)Secret Shame

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 28, 2012 10:41 AM
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Here's something critics don't want you to know: they haven't seen every single movie ever made. And even a few classics.

Of Turtles and Men: The Rush to Judge Movies Before They're Made

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 27, 2012 7:29 PM
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  • 8 Comments
Michael Bay's plans for a new "Ninja Turtles" movie have pissed off fans before it's even been made.

The Connection Between Big Opening Weekends and Good Reviews

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 27, 2012 3:49 PM
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Investigating the claim that critics can positively impact a movie's opening weekend grosses.

The Criticwire Survey: The Best Review I Ever Wrote

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 27, 2012 10:38 AM
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  • 7 Comments
Over two dozen critics pick the one piece of their work they're most proud of. Links galore!

Criticizing the Critic of Everything

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 26, 2012 8:03 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Should an action film be judged purely on its merits as an action film? Or should it aspire to something greater than that?

From the Wire: A Brief History of Employment Onscreen

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 26, 2012 2:23 PM
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An unemployed film studies major looks to the movies to help deal with her career disappointments.

Critic Knows Best (Or Thinks They Do, Anyway)

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 26, 2012 11:10 AM
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  • 26 Comments
What's a film critic's job? To critique? Or to critique and recommend suggestions?

This Week on Criticwire: Life, Post-SXSW

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 25, 2012 10:36 AM
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Your weekly look at The Week That Was on Criticwire.

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