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Criticwire Survey: History Too Important for Fiction

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 14, 2013 9:09 AM
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Critics on the milestones they'd never want to see filmed. What's yours?

For 'The Walking Dead,' "30 Days Without an Accident," and Much Longer Without Real Change

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 13, 2013 10:06 PM
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  • 4 Comments
The show's fourth-season premiere introduces a new threat, but leaves its audience feeling far too safe.
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The Act We Act: Art and Performance in 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' and 'Exhibition'

  • October 11, 2013 4:25 PM
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Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' and Joanna Hogg's 'Exhibition' explore the crossover between performance and life.

Is Job Insecurity Making Film Critics Timid, Or Just Shallow?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 11, 2013 3:52 PM
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A wave of layoffs in the U.K. leads a British film critic to wonder if writers are afraid to risk their necks.

'CBGB' Makes Critics Want to Vomit

  • By Steve Greene
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  • October 11, 2013 1:02 PM
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  • 4 Comments
"Punk didn’t give a flying unprintable noun what you did or did not get."

A Lifelong Disneyland Fan Takes on Disneyworld Dystopia 'Escape From Tomorrow'

  • By Scott Renshaw
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  • October 11, 2013 9:47 AM
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Critic Scott Renshaw has been going to Disneyland since childhood, but for him Randy Moore's dystopian 'Escape From Tomorrow' is less an attack on the Mouse House than on "the way people do Disneyland wrong, as a metaphor for the way they do life wrong."

'Hail Mary,' 'First Name: Carmen' and Jean-Luc Godard's Forgotten '80s

  • October 10, 2013 2:53 PM
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Like many of Godard's best films, 'Hail Mary' and 'First Name: Carmen' were inspired by a woman.

Attention Aspiring Film Critics: Indiewire Could Send You to the Sundance Film Festival Next Year

  • By Eric Kohn
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  • October 10, 2013 2:48 PM
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At Indiewire, we have long believed that claims of film criticism being a profession in decline were misguided. While certainly not the easiest job market (has it ever been?), the desire among young critics to follow their passion hasn't waned.

The Music of Loss: How 'Inside Llewyn Davis' and 'The Wind Rises' Find Beauty in Sorrow

  • October 10, 2013 1:33 PM
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In their new movies, the Coen brothers and Hayao Miyazaki both reflect on the subject of loss.

Is Sexism Killing 'Survivor'?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 10, 2013 12:31 PM
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  • 1 Comment
NPR's Linda Holmes argues that "Blood vs. Water" has brought out the worst in the long-running reality show.

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