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A History of Movie Trailers Reveals How Filmmakers Have Made Marketing Part of Their Art

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 28, 2013 2:53 PM
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Surveying 80 years of movie trailers, it's clear that the best directors have made advance advertising a part of their art.

REMINDER: Applications For Indiewire | Sundance Institute Fellowship For Film Criticism Due Thursday! Plus: Your Application Questions Answered

  • By Eric Kohn
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  • October 28, 2013 12:31 PM
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Since the initial call for applications at the beginning of this month, several would-applicants have written us with questions about their qualifications. Here are a few important pointers.

Criticwire Survey: Off-Camera Info

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 28, 2013 9:21 AM
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Should critics only review what's on the screen? Or is what goes on behind the camera as much a part of the story as the film itself?

'The Good Wife's "Hitting the Fan" Pays Off Long-Running Conflicts and Starts New Ones

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 27, 2013 10:04 PM
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As Julianna Margulies' lawyer starts her own firm, 'The Good Wife' shows why it's one of the best shows on TV.

Cage Match: 'The Counselor'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 25, 2013 4:12 PM
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Two Sunshine State critics square off over the Michael Fassbender thriller, which is either "sleekly savage" or "silly, affected [and] self-important."

Is 'Bad Grandpa' "the Anti-'Borat'"?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 25, 2013 10:46 AM
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The 'Jackass' crew's hidden-camera feature makes a pointed contrast with Sasha Baron Cohen's, which depending who you ask is either a good or a bad thing.

"By Any Means Necessary": Dave Kehr Goes From Critic to Curator

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 24, 2013 4:35 PM
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The veteran critic talks about moving to New York's Museum of Modern Art, and the need to preserve film history "by any means necessary."

Should Teenagers See 'Blue Is the Warmest Color'? A.O. Scott's Has, Twice.

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 24, 2013 11:26 AM
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New York Times critic A.O. Scott calms the controversy by revealing his teenage daughter has seen the sexually explicit coming-of-age movie. Twice.

'Trophy Wife': The Hit Show No One's Watching

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 23, 2013 2:18 PM
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ABC's 'Trophy Wife' has the rave reviews to make it a hit show, but audiences aren't catching on.
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Blank Generations: 'Last of the Unjust' and 'The Missing Picture' Reconstruct Genocide's History

  • October 22, 2013 3:00 PM
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A victim of the Khmer Rouge and a Holocaust historian bring the past into the present.

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