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Sundance and Indiewire Announce Roger Ebert Scholarship For Film Criticism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 6, 2013 12:56 AM
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At tonight's Celebrate Sundance Institute benefit in Los Angeles, where late film critic Roger Ebert was honored with a Vanguard Leadership Award in Memoriam, the Sundance Film Festival announced the creation of the Roger Ebert Scholarship For Film Criticism. The program, which will begin at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, "will make grants to 6 to 8 emerging critics to enable them to participate in the Indiewire Critics Academy program at 2014 Sundance Film Festival."

Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Violet & Daisy'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 5, 2013 2:30 PM
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And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

A Place For Product Placement Discussion in Film Criticism

  • By Vadim Rizov
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  • June 5, 2013 1:07 PM
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Faced with blatant and overwhelming product placement, is it the writer's place to draw attention to the hamhandedness of the execution and/or the demerits of the company independent of the film?

A Few Things Movie Critics Will Tell You

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 5, 2013 11:12 AM
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A polite response to a recent article about all the things a film critic *won't* tell you.

Matt Zoller Seitz Named New Editor of RogerEbert.com

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 4, 2013 1:06 PM
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The Vulture TV critic will edit and contribute reviews to the late film critic's website.

Death to Overly Expository Opening Voiceover Narration

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 4, 2013 9:41 AM
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  • 10 Comments
Having Jaden Smith or Tom Cruise explaining the story is not the right way to start a movie.

Watch the Teaser For Film Critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky's 'Ellie Lumme'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 3, 2013 2:07 PM
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Over the weekend, MUBI and "Ebert Presents At the Movies" critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky released the first teaser for his first film, "Ellie Lumme." Here it is:

'World War Z' Receives Mixed Early Reviews

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 3, 2013 11:40 AM
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The first reviews for Brad Pitt's new zombie movie are mixed.

The Criticwire Survey: Great Shakespeare Adaptations

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 3, 2013 10:02 AM
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What's the best big-screen adaptation of a Shakespeare play? That's the subject of this week's Criticwire Survey.

Barbed Wire: 'After Earth'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 31, 2013 12:23 PM
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  • 4 Comments

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