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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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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.

A New Way of Looking at '12 Years a Slave': Through Its Music

  • November 15, 2013 1:50 PM
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A pop critic and a music scholar examine how the much-lauded movie explores the history of black music, and whether its score simplifies its complex emotions.

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