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John Goodman: The Coen Brothers' Common Man

  • October 3, 2013 1:47 PM
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With 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' John Goodman adds another chapter to a long collaboration with the Coen brothers.

The A.V. Club's Todd VanDerWerff on the State of TV Criticism

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 2, 2013 12:53 PM
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A.V. Club TV Editor Todd VanDerWerff talks about why he added long-form reviews to the site's well-read recaps, and how TV criticism is changing across the board.

Mark Kermode, 21st Century Film Criticism and the Fruitful Instability of Online Reputations

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 2, 2013 9:21 AM
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Negative reviews get people's attention, but in veteran U.K. critic Mark Kermode's forthcoming book, he argues that critics expose themselves more when they go to bat for a film, and it's the size of the risk -- not the outlet they write for -- that separates critics worth reading from those who aren't.

TCM's 'Story of Film' Reaches the Heights of 'Citizen Kane' and Draws a Few Wild Cards

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 30, 2013 5:06 PM
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In the fifth of its fifteen weeks, the Turner Classic Movies series built around Mark Cousins' fifteen-part documentary reaches undisputed classics and throws in a few wild cards.

Was 'Breaking Bad's Finale Too "Tidy"?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 30, 2013 2:53 PM
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Reaction to 'Breaking Bad's finale episode splits between those who found it satisfying and those who found it a little too much so.

With "Felina," 'Breaking Bad' Goes Out With a Bang, or Several

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 30, 2013 12:06 PM
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The series about a meth-dealing chemistry teacher comes to a thoroughly satisfying, if by definition anticlimactic, end.

If You Read One Review For Each of the NYFF 2013 Films...

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 27, 2013 4:07 PM
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All Is Lost, Robert Redford
We've picked out some of the best reviews from ten of the films playing at this year's New York Film Festival.

New York Film Festival Critics' Academy: The New Class

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 25, 2013 4:23 PM
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Meet the members of the New York Film Festival Critics Academy and find out which festival films they're most looking forward to.

Sound Comes to TCM's 'Story of Film' in Week Four

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 23, 2013 4:14 PM
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In its fourth week, the Turner Classic movies inspired by Mark Cousins' fifteen-part documentary showcases the first landmarks of the sound film era, including 'The Public Enemy' and 'Frankenstein.'

That New York Times Column in 'Breaking Bad's "Granite State"? Andrew Ross Sorkin Went and Wrote It

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 23, 2013 3:52 PM
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That New York Times column referenced in 'Breaking Bad's "Granite State"? Andrew Ross Sorkin went and wrote it

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