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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

'Breaking Bad' Watch: In "Granite State" Walt Starts a New Life, But the Old One's Not Done With Him

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 23, 2013 1:34 PM
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Walt gets a new life in a New Hampshire cabin, but the mess he left behind keeps getting messier.

Criticwire Survey: Everyone (Else) Is Wrong

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 23, 2013 9:20 AM
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  • 8 Comments
Sometimes, being a critic means walking a lonely road. Critics reveal the movies where they disagree with (almost) everyone.

'Breaking Bad's Infamous Phone Call Becomes a Referendum on the Show and Its Audience

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 20, 2013 4:28 PM
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In the week since "Ozymandias" aired, interpretations of Walter White's call have become a referendum on the show and its audience.

'The Wizard of Oz' in IMAX 3D: A classic enhanced, or an assault withstood?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 20, 2013 12:59 PM
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Does 'The Wizard of Oz's IMAX 3D reissue add new depth to a beloved favorite? Or is the true test of a classic how it withstands changes made to lure new audiences in?

Who Criticizes the Critics? Existimatum, That's Who.

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 18, 2013 4:58 PM
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A new site grades movies reviewers on their writing, and purports to separate the reliable from the un-.

In TCM's 'The Story of Film,' Week Three, Expressionists and Surrealists Write Their Own Rules

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 17, 2013 2:40 PM
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In the third week of their series based around Mark Cousin's 15-part documentary, 'The Story of Film,' Turner Classic Movies features landmarks aplenty, including a Chinese masterpiece little known in the West and what some call the greatest film of the silent era.

Criticwire Survey: How Would You Solve the Problem of People Texting in Movie Theaters?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 16, 2013 9:23 AM
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A critic at the Toronto Film Festival called the police to report texting during a movie. This week's Criticwire Survey proposes less solutions to the problem: "Quiet car"-style screenings; shaming offenders with laser pointers; and good old-fashioned violence.

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