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"Patterns, Boom." Using Will Smith's Vulture Interview to Better Understand His Movies

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 28, 2013 4:20 PM
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How the interview of the week (the year? the decade?) informs its subjects' filmography.
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Building a Better Movie Marathon

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 28, 2013 12:51 PM
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  • 3 Comments
The rules for making a truly great movie a marathon -- and a few franchises we want to try out.

The 2013 Cannes Review Report: 'Blue is the Warmest Color'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 27, 2013 2:44 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Critics' reviews of this year's Palme d'Or winner.

Here's Your Last Chance to Apply to This Year's Locarno Critics Academy

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 27, 2013 11:50 AM
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  • 5 Comments
The deadline to apply is June 1st.

The Criticwire Survey: Memorial Day Viewing

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 27, 2013 9:59 AM
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  • 1 Comment
This week critics offer some viewing suggestions in honor of Memorial Day.

Guys, 'Fast & Furious' is Now the Densest, Most Complicated Franchise in Hollywood

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 24, 2013 3:32 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Seriously. It's crazy.

VODetails: 'A Band Called Death'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 24, 2013 1:57 PM
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Is this documentary about a pioneering punk band worth your VODollars?
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Study Finds Fewer Reviews Written By Female Critics Than Five Years Ago

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 24, 2013 11:16 AM
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  • 2 Comments
According to a report at Variety, there's been a decline in the number of reviews written by female film critics in the last five years. Examining the results of a new study by Martha Lauzen of San Diego State University's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, Pat Saperstein says there are fewer working female critics today than there were five years ago, at least at the industry's top publications:

Barbed Wire: 'The Hangover Part III'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 24, 2013 10:04 AM
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Barbed Wire is the place where Criticwire celebrates the art of the pan. Here's where you'll find the roughest, toughest, funniest reviews, with easy access links to both article and author so you can follow more of their work.

A 500 Thumb Salute to Roger Ebert at Cannes

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 23, 2013 3:01 PM
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  • 1 Comment
A 500 Thumb Salute to Roger Ebert at Cannes

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