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VODetails: 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 30, 2013 10:31 AM
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Is this thriller from director Mira Nair worth your VODollars?
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From the Wire: Ebert's Last Interview

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 29, 2013 4:27 PM
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A few weeks before he passed away, Roger Ebert emailed director Ramin Bahrani some questions for an interview about his new movie, "At Any Price." As it turned out, they were the last questions Ebert asked a filmmaker. The results have now been published at RogerEbert.com, but even better than the interview itself is a very personal letter written by Bahrani to Ebert on the news of his death. Ebert was an early and frequent champion of Bahrani, giving each of his last four movies four star reviews and calling him "the new great American director."

Film Critics and 'The 20-Minute Rule'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 29, 2013 12:44 PM
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Film critic Marshall Fine says if a movie doesn't grab him after 20 minutes, he turns it off.

The Criticwire Survey: The Best Comic Book Movie

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 29, 2013 10:04 AM
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Graphic novel, sequential art, superheroes, indies -- whatever you want to call it: what inspired the best movie?

Tribeca Reviews: Criticism From the Indiewire Community

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 26, 2013 5:30 PM
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With Tribeca in full force and just now starting to wind down, it's been a busy week for the Indiewire blog network. For your convenience, we have compiled all of the Tribeca reviews that have appeared anywhere on the site since the afternoon of Friday the 19th. Enjoy!

The Internet Troll of Filmmakers

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 26, 2013 5:04 PM
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At this point, he's either he's willfully dumb or he's purposefully trolling us all.

A.O. Scott and David Denby Discuss the Fate of Film and Criticism in Tribeca Talk Series

  • By Erin Whitney
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  • April 26, 2013 3:38 PM
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On Wednesday, The Verge's Joshua Topolsky sat down with film critics A.O. Scott of The New York Times and David Denby of The New Yorker to discuss the big question looming over 2013: Is film dead?

Picking Our Favorites From the Last Five Years of the Tribeca Film Festival

  • By Forrest Cardamenis and Steve Greene
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  • April 26, 2013 2:34 PM
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As Tribeca 2013 reaches its final weekend, we look back at some of our favorite films from the past few years of the festival. Monsters and girlfriends and docs, oh my!

Criticwire Picks: 'Sun Don't Shine' Appeals to All of Critics' Five Senses

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 26, 2013 12:10 PM
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Can you feel a movie? Not really, but critics explain why Amy Seimetz' debut film brings you about as close as you can get.

The Review Report for Friday, April 26th: 'Pain & Gain', 'Mud', 'Sun Don't Shine' & More

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 26, 2013 11:10 AM
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It doesn't matter who you are, this week's new releases promise something you will like. It's one of the most crowded weekends in recent memory, so here's to hoping you can get to a nearby theater and take advantage of it.

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