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Ahab Hoberman Throws His Latest Barb at the Coen Brothers

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 25, 2013 3:20 PM
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  • 13 Comments
J. Hoberman is one of the finest working critics, but when it comes to Joel and Ethan Coen, he's too mad to see straight.

How Do You Turn Someone On To Classic Film?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 25, 2013 1:56 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Tips on converting newbies from the Self-Styled Siren and her posse.

Criticwire Survey: Cultural Gift Guide

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 25, 2013 8:56 AM
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  • 1 Comment
What are Criticwire's members giving this year?

Hell Hath No 'Fury': New York Times Admits Other Countries Have DVDs Too

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 22, 2013 4:29 PM
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  • 0 Comments
In a guest column, Glenn Kenny compares the U.S. and U.K. versions of Brian De Palma's 'The Fury'

The Revolutionary Style of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 22, 2013 3:38 PM
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  • 1 Comment
In 'The Hunger Games' much-improved sequel, the seeds of rebellion are sown through fashion.

Critic Tells Sarah Silverman to Watch Her Mouth; Internet Tells Him Where to Stick It.

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 21, 2013 11:45 AM
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  • 16 Comments
Variety's Brian Lowry offered Sarah Silverman some friendly career advice in his review of her new HBO special.

Crowdfunding Campaign Offers Early Look at Roger Ebert Documentary 'Life Itself'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 21, 2013 10:36 AM
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  • 0 Comments
The Roger Ebert documentary directed by 'Hoop Dreams's Steve James reaches out for finishing funds, with a pre-theatrical look at the finished film as a reward.

'Gravity's Companion Short, 'Aningaaq,' Finally Hits the Web

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 20, 2013 12:23 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Warner Bros. was planning to save Jonas Cuaron's short for 'Gravity's Blu-ray, but with short-film Oscar prospects heating up, it's gone public at last.

Criticwire Survey: Go-To Simpsons Quotes

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 18, 2013 9:10 AM
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  • 17 Comments
Critics on the Simpsons phrase they use more than any other.

Who Will Save the Midwest From Alexander Payne?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 15, 2013 4:18 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' revives the perennial charges that the Omaha native holds the Midwest in contempt -- nearly always leveled by critics from the coasts.

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