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'Breaking Bad' and the Power of Vanity

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 24, 2013 3:05 PM
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  • 1 Comment
It's not enough for Walter White to win. He has to be seen.

'The Wolverine,' Post-Credits Scenes, and How Comic Books Have Changed Movie Storytelling

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 24, 2013 10:07 AM
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  • 3 Comments
How comic-book movies went from apologizing to newcomers to making them feel left out.

VODetails: 'Moon Man,' A Charming, Offbeat Adaptation of Tomi Ungerer's Children's Classic

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 23, 2013 4:27 PM
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A Charming, Offbeat Adaptation of Tomi Ungerer's Children's Classic

Defending 'Sex and the City'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 23, 2013 10:51 AM
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  • 3 Comments
The New Yorker's Emily Nussbaum offers full-throated and awfully convincing defense of Sex and the City, a show who's greatness, she argues, has been eclipsed by the redefinition of quality TV in the post-Sopranos era.
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Alyssa Rosenberg Talks Plans for Her New TV Column

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 22, 2013 3:49 PM
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Criticwire's sister site Women and Hollywood announced today that they've hired Alyssa Rosenberg to write a weekly television column. Given that she already writes sharp-eyed essays on TV for ThinkProgress, where she'll continue as Features Editor, we wondered what she had planned for the new gig and reached out with a few questions over email.
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Newsroom Watch -- 'The Genoa Tip': Will Remembers 9/11; Maggie Goes to a Laundromat

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 21, 2013 11:35 PM
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Will Remembers 9/11; Maggie Goes to a Laundromat

Criticwire Survey: Origin Stories

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 21, 2013 10:48 PM
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Every week, the Criticwire Survey asks film and TV critics and publishes the results on Monday morning. Send suggestions for future question to sam at indiewire dot com.

Cage Match: 'Only God Forgives'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 19, 2013 4:08 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Nicholas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'

'The Conjuring,' 'Beneath' and the Triumph of Old-School Horror

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 19, 2013 3:18 PM
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Without effects or gimmicks, two movies get scares the old-fashioned way.

Barbed Wire: 'R.I.P.D.'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 19, 2013 12:56 PM
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RIPD, Ryan Reynolds
"A half-hour into the film, and it feels like the eighth day of jury duty."

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