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Are There So Few Female Film Critics Because Women Don't Want to "Tell People What to Do"?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 8, 2014 4:48 PM
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Or is the gender disparity the result of a system where men make movies and women watch them?

The Case for Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 8, 2014 3:33 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Melissa McCarthy's movie stiffed at the box office and got lousy reviews — but it's generating some of the most interesting discussion around.

Should We Rate Activist Documentaries by Whether They Inspire People to Act?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 8, 2014 11:28 AM
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A new method of measuring a film's political effectiveness suggests "preaching to the choir" gets a bad rap.

Watch: Film Critics Try to Say Something Good About Michael Bay

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 7, 2014 1:17 PM
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Five critics tried to put their best spin on "Transformers: Age of Extinction." They really did.

Criticwire Survey: Ebert's Influence

  • July 7, 2014 9:20 AM
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Critics weigh in on the good — and bad — ways Roger Ebert changed the culture.

The 13 Funniest Lines from Some of Roger Ebert’s Most Scathing Reviews

  • By Casey Cipriani
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  • July 4, 2014 9:54 AM
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"Life Itself" celebrates Roger Ebert as a defender of cinema. Sometimes, that required fighting back against movies that did it wrong.

The Personal Side of 'Life Itself' Reviews

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 3, 2014 4:54 PM
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When critics write about "Life Itself," they're writing about how Roger Ebert inspired them, befriended them, and taught them how to live.

Rex Reed Still Hates Melissa McCarthy, Fat People

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 3, 2014 2:46 PM
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  • 17 Comments
The critic, who called McCarthy a "hippo" in his "Identity Thief" review, says he gave her new movie the benefit of the doubt. We disagree.

Move Over, 'Transformers': Your Fourth of July Blockbuster Is 'Snowpiercer'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 3, 2014 1:46 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Don't see this post-apocalyptic action movie because it needs your support. See it because it's great.

'Louie's' Pamela Adlon Says Calling That Controversial Scene Rape Is "Nuts"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 2, 2014 2:05 PM
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'Louie's producer and the co-star of a controversial arc says the show doesn't aim to get laughs so much as provoke feelings.

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