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A Potential Record Breaker on Rotten Tomatoes

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 11, 2013 11:29 AM
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  • 4 Comments
In two more reviews (assuming they're not positive), the film will break the RT record for the biggest gulf between critics and audiences.

Early 'Man of Steel' Reviews Are Strong But Not Super

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 11, 2013 12:47 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Most critics like Zack Snyder's Superman reboot a lot. But it's not a unanimous verdict for the Last Son of Krypton.

Some Refined Discussion About Vulgar Auteurism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 10, 2013 6:23 PM
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  • 1 Comment
"A well-rounded person is open to a Jean-Luc Godard and a Jean-Claude Van Damme."

Early Reviews Give 'Monsters University' a Decent Grade

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 10, 2013 11:37 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Critics are mixed but mostly positive about the new Pixar prequel.
More: Pixar

The Criticwire Survey: Where Is Ferris Bueller Now?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 10, 2013 10:10 AM
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  • 2 Comments
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was released on this week in 1986. Where is Ferris now? Critics share their guesses.

Emma Watson and Two Tales of Hollywood Survival

  • By William Goss
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  • June 7, 2013 7:30 PM
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  • 1 Comment

The Dude Days of Summer: How 'Mud,' 'The Kings of Summer' and 'The Way, Way Back' Get Us Away From It All

  • By William Goss
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  • June 7, 2013 6:02 PM
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  • 1 Comment

From the Wire: Pinkerton's Notes on Vulgar Auteurism

  • By Ben Kenigsberg
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  • June 7, 2013 5:23 PM
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  • 0 Comments

The Politics of 'The Purge'

  • By Ben Kenigsberg
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  • June 7, 2013 4:01 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Is murky topicality a function of genre?

Need Some Web Traffic? Bash Some Film Critics

  • By Vadim Rizov
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  • June 7, 2013 3:16 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Vadim Rizov identifies (and critiques) some recent pieces attacking film critics and their "bad taste."

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