Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Criticwire

The Secret Life of A.O. Scott

  • By Sam Adams
  • |
  • November 1, 2013 3:07 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Where does the New York Times critic like to sit? Does he enjoy popcorn? The answers, at last, revealed.

Culture Isn't Chick-fil-A: Why You Shouldn't Boycott 'Ender's Game'

  • By Sam Adams
  • |
  • November 1, 2013 1:31 PM
  • |
  • 24 Comments
Writing off the sci-fi blockbuster because of Orson Scott Card's anti-gay views is a mistake, not to mention politically counter-productive.

Today on Letterboxd: '12 Years a Slave' Criticism and Crazy 'Counselor' Theories

  • By Sam Adams
  • |
  • October 31, 2013 3:19 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Time Out New York's Keith Uhlich and The Cinephiliacs' Peter Labuza are among the many critics who use the site as a public journal.

'Garth Marenghi's Darkplace' Is Horror at Its Worst, Comedy at Its Best

  • By Sam Adams
  • |
  • October 31, 2013 2:31 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Enough with celebrating the best in horror. At Halloween approaches, savor the deliberate and glorious dreadfulness of this supremely well-made send-up.

The Thinking Dead: 'The Returned' Is a Zombie Show With (Delicious) Brains

  • By Sam Adams
  • |
  • October 31, 2013 12:16 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Living dead notwithstanding, Sundance Channel's eight-episode series, which begins its run tonight, is more about small-town tragedy than gory kills.

Is the Rise of Recaps Keeping TV Critics From Thinking Big?

  • By Sam Adams
  • |
  • October 30, 2013 4:56 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
A writer argues that episode-driven reviews limit their audiences and inhibit the discussion. Sam Adams disagrees.

Variety's Claudia Eller on Why the Veteran Pub is Adding Critics When Others Are Cutting Back

  • By Sam Adams
  • |
  • October 30, 2013 11:37 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
The veteran movie-industry publication's film editor, Claudia Eller, explains why they're beefing up their critics' ranks when others are cutting back.

Do Critics Understand Documentaries?

  • By Sam Adams
  • |
  • October 29, 2013 10:58 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
At a panel from the True/False Film Festival, critics weigh in on whether film criticism has kept pace with the steady growth of documentary film.

Cinema in the Round: The World's First 270-Degree Movie

  • By Sam Adams
  • |
  • October 28, 2013 4:31 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
A new format called ScreenX promises images that envelop viewers on all sides. But how easy is it to watch?

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

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

Email Updates