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From the Wire: A Critic Reconsiders His Negative Review

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 20, 2013 12:11 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Robbie Collin trashed "The Paperboy" at Cannes. Now he can't wait to see it again.

New and Reviewed on DVD/Blu-Ray: 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'The Hobbit,' and More

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • March 20, 2013 10:10 AM
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  • 1 Comment
You won't get any major Oscar winners in this week's batch of new DVDs, but that doesn't mean these new releases are light on acclaim. On the contrary, two of the year's best reviewed films arrive this week alongside the latest installment in a beloved franchise, making for a strong and broadly-appealing week in home video releases. First off, the movie many critics circle groups called the best of the 2012 can now be brought directly into your living room:

A Few Words of Wisdom About Journalism From Sam Fuller

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 19, 2013 5:03 PM
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  • 0 Comments
"The press is good or evil according to the character of those who direct it."

Dear Filmmakers: Please Stop Putting Horrible Stingers in the Closing Credits of Your Movies

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 19, 2013 1:32 PM
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  • 13 Comments
These little treats for "fans" are increasingly ruining otherwise satisfying movies.

VODetails: 'Starlet'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 19, 2013 10:04 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Is this Spirit Award winner for Best Ensemble worth your VODollars?
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Scott Foundas Leaves Village Voice to Join Variety as Chief Film Critic

  • By Eric Kohn and Matt Singer
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  • March 18, 2013 9:43 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Foundas joined the Voice in December of last year.

New Action Film Solicits 6 Second Video Reviews From Social Media

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 18, 2013 4:40 PM
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  • 2 Comments
"Your Quote Here" -- "Your Name Here."

Critics Pick The Best Scenes and Surprises of SXSW 2013

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 18, 2013 3:17 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Among the results of our SXSW wrap-up poll are two new categories: Best Scene and Biggest Surprise. For those wary of finding out too much about festival films before they make it to theaters, is this a perfect middle ground?

The Criticwire Survey: The Best 'Die Hard' Knock-Off

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 18, 2013 10:03 AM
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  • 2 Comments
In honor of "Olympus Has Fallen," the critics reveal which "Die Hard" ripoff they've fallen in love with.

What's Next? Too Much Hype.

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 15, 2013 3:43 PM
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  • 3 Comments
On the most dangerous thing in the film world today: too much hype.

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