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Stand in the Lobby and Talk: Honoring Roger Ebert at Ebertfest 2013

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 17, 2013 10:05 AM
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I'm on my way to Eberfest, to watch movies and to talk.

VODetails: 'Tchoupitoulas'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 16, 2013 4:16 PM
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Is this indie drama from South by Southwest worth your VODollars? (Spoiler alert: YES.)
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Barbed Wire: 'Scary Movie V'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 16, 2013 2:39 PM
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The best lines from the worst reviews of the new horror spoof.

The Tribeca 2013 Criticwire Cheat Sheet

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 16, 2013 1:16 PM
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Tribeca Film Festival
Our complete list of all the films playing at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, complete with links to film pages so that you can follow along with all the coverage.

You Must Possess Criterion's New 'Repo Man' Blu-ray

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 16, 2013 11:23 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Alex Cox's cult classic comes to Blu-ray for the first time.

A.A. Dowd is The A.V. Club's New Film Editor

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 15, 2013 10:51 PM
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The former Time Out Chicago critic took over the position formerly held by Scott Tobias starting today.

The Search For More Money: The Sad, Slow Death of Spoof Movies

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 15, 2013 12:59 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Once a great, proud comedic tradition, parody films are now basically a joke. And not the kind they want to be, either.

The Criticwire Survey: One Movie to Save Humanity

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 15, 2013 10:06 AM
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You have to show invading aliens one movie to justify humanity's existence and save the world. What movie do you show? That's the subject of this week's Criticwire Survey.

Weekend Reel Reads: Reinterpretations of Classics Old and New

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 14, 2013 1:19 PM
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A tribute to the late Les Blank, the case for more Agatha Christie adaptations and a new look at "Saving Private Ryan": all on this week's edition of Weekend Reel Reads.

The Best Indiewire Film Criticism for the Week of April 8-12

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 12, 2013 5:05 PM
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Every week, for your easy-viewing pleasure, Criticwire will bring to you a roundup of all the reviews that appear on the various blogs on the Indiewire Network. This week is heavy on criticism of "42" and "To The Wonder," but The Playlist and Shadow And Act made time for much smaller releases, while Press Play took a look back at "Room 237." Click on the name of the film to be taken to the full review.

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