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First Reviews of Game of Thrones Season 4 Premiere, "Two Swords"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 3, 2014 3:23 PM
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"Game of Thrones'" fourth season returns to Westeros at top speed and in full command.

Entertainment Weekly's Incredible Shrinking Newshole

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 3, 2014 11:18 AM
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  • 4 Comments
While's it laying off staff, Entertainment Weekly is also cutting the space the remaining writers need to do their jobs -- and reasons to read the magazine at all.

Entertainment Weekly Lays Off Movie Critic Owen Gleiberman After 24 Years

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 2, 2014 9:25 PM
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  • 15 Comments
The magazine's movie critic was among several staffers who lost their positions. He had been with the magazine since its founding.

First Reviews of "Mad Men's" Season 7 Premiere

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 2, 2014 4:47 PM
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  • 1 Comment
A split decision on the long-awaited premiere of "Mad Men's" final season, airing April 13 on AMC.
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Is Watching Movies Too Hard, or Are Audiences Getting Soft?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 2, 2014 3:51 PM
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  • 10 Comments
There's too much talk about what we demand from movies, and not enough about what they demand from us.

TWoP Is A-OK: Television Without Pity Archives Will Stay Online

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 1, 2014 10:38 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Public outcry convinced NBC-Universal to keep the archives online after the site shuts down April 4.

Defending Anthony Lane's Scarlett Johansson Profile

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 1, 2014 12:05 PM
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  • 0 Comments
If an actor's body is an instrument, why can't we talk about how they play it?

"Showgirls": "It Doesn't Suck" Defends the (Nearly) Indefensible

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 1, 2014 9:54 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Adam Nayman's new book gives Paul Verhoeven's diasterpiece the scholarly study it deserves.

Introducing: The Critical Press' Tom Elrod

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 31, 2014 3:21 PM
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A new imprint will focus on short books about film. Publish Tom Elrod explains what he's looking for in new submissions.

Spike Lee's Open Letter to A.O. Scott

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 31, 2014 1:17 PM
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  • 4 Comments
In an essay on the changing face of Brooklyn, the New York Times critic invoked Lee's recent comments on gentrification. Lee shot back.

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