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Ketchup Flies at Comic-Con as Rotten Tomatoes Pits Critics Against Fans

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 8, 2013 2:22 PM
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  • 0 Comments
A panel assembled by the review-aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes fostered antagonism rather than discussion.

Kristin Thompson Says 'Gravity' Is Better Than '2001' and 'Napoleon'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 7, 2013 12:51 PM
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  • 5 Comments
The great film theorist says Alfonso Cuaron elegantly balances avant-garde aesthetics and Hollywood classicism.

Do Christian Films Like 'Blood Brother' Face Heightened Scrutiny?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 7, 2013 11:00 AM
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  • 19 Comments
Does 'Blood Brother' dissemble about its director's faith? Or does that faith place an unfair burden on the film?

Don't Mourn Blockbuster. Weep for the Video-Store Era.

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 6, 2013 4:31 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Blockbuster put independent video stores out of business, but its closure marks the end of an era.

'The Wind Rises,' The Oscar Race, and Movie-Jounalist Stockholm Syndrome

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 6, 2013 11:00 AM
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  • 3 Comments
A New York Times article on "complaints" about Hayao Miyazaki's final film shows the way journalists who cover the movie industry internalize its values

Sweden Introduces Female-Focused Movie Ratings

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 6, 2013 9:57 AM
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  • 3 Comments
Instead of violence or profanity, a new system in Sweden rates moves according to whether female characters talk about something other than men.

'About Time' Sparks a Referendum on the Time-Travel Romance

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 5, 2013 11:18 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Richard Curtis' time-hopping love story has critics ruminating on the history and appeal of time-crossed romances.

Steven Soderbergh's Favorite James Bond Movie

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 4, 2013 4:20 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Everyone's a critic, and that includes Steven Soderbergh on James Bond, David Cronenberg on Stanley Kubrick and William Friedkin on Terrence Malick.

Did Kerry Washington's 'SNL' Stint Help Solve the Show's Race Problem, or Just Expose It?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 4, 2013 3:38 PM
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  • 4 Comments
'Saturday Night Live' took the bull by the horns by opening with a sketch owning up to the show's lack of black female cast members. But does that make a difference?

Criticwire Survey: Scary Movies That Don't Scare You

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 4, 2013 9:46 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Now that Halloween's past, Criticwire asks critics about the scary movies they don't mind watching with the lights off.

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