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Criticwire Survey: Glaring Omissions

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 12, 2013 9:00 AM
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  • 7 Comments
Critics revealing the most surprising movies they've never seen.

'Breaking Bad' Watch: In 'Blood Money,' Tempers Flare and Bills Come Due

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 11, 2013 9:43 PM
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Tempers flare and bills come due in the first of the show's final eight-episode run.

Barbed Wire: 'Planes'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 9, 2013 1:59 PM
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"I assure you, we won't try anything new. Nothing."

Early Indications Show 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' is a Directorial Readjustment

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 9, 2013 12:30 PM
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Despite its title, "Lee Daniels' The Butler" doesn't feel like a Lee Daniels film. For some critics, that may actually be a plus.

The Top Documentaries on Criticwire's Best Indies of 2013 List

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 8, 2013 12:36 PM
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From this year's festival favorites to theatrical upstarts, these 11 docs are some of our Criticwire Members' favorite films of 2013.

The Criticwire Pull Quote Matching Game: 'On the Road'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 6, 2013 3:00 PM
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Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together, but hopefully this will help.

Meet the Locarno Critics Academy Class of 2013

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 6, 2013 1:28 PM
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For the second year running, Indiewire, in conjunction with the Swiss Association of Film Journalists and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, as well as new partner FRED Radio, is holding a Critics Academy at the Locarno Film Festival, giving nine young film writers a chance to cover one of the world's great festivals. They hail from locales as varied as Galway and Mumbai and bring with them a host of new and interesting perspectives. Next week, you'll be able to read the fruits of their labor right here on Criticwire, including a report from a master class with 2001: A Space Odyssey effects guru (and Silent Running director) Douglas Trumbull.

'The Newsroom' Goes to Africa, and A White Person Will Never Be the Same

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 5, 2013 2:15 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The reason for Maggie's trauma is revealed, and the show forces us to breath a sigh of relief along with the upset.

Criticwire Survey: Best Coming-of-Age Stories

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 5, 2013 8:56 AM
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  • 5 Comments
Critics weigh in on their favorite coming-of-age movies, books and songs.

Cage Match: 'The Canyons'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 2, 2013 12:31 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Stephanie Zacharek of the Village Voice and the New York Times' Manhola Dargis go G.L.O.W. over Paul Schrader's lament for a movie town gone to seed, starring one of its seediest products: Lindsay Lohan. Two reviews enter; one review leaves.

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