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Should Mike Tyson Have to Talk About His Rape Conviction Every Time He Meets the Press?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 26, 2013 5:14 PM
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  • 5 Comments
A soul-searching essay from NPR's Linda Holmes on questions asked and unasked.

Stanley Kubrick Loved 'White Men Can't Jump,' Hated 'The Wizard of Oz'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 26, 2013 9:37 AM
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  • 4 Comments
Thumbs-up, 'White Men Can't Jump.' Thumbs Down, 'The Wizard of Oz'

Joe Swanberg Takes Mumblecore Mainstream With 'Drinking Buddies'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 25, 2013 2:23 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Joe Swanberg takes mumblecore mainstream with Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick

Did The Lone Ranger Kill the Western, Again?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 25, 2013 12:40 PM
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  • 4 Comments
The Lone Ranger's box office failure once again prompts concern that the Western is dead. But it lives on in other forms, and those forms say as much about history as the traditional Western once did.

The Crop Thickens: Netflix Responds to Aspect-Ratio Controversy

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 25, 2013 11:33 AM
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  • 9 Comments
Netflix says they don't crop movies. So do the studios. So why does it happen. And who lets it?
More: NetFlix

'Breaking Bad' and the Power of Vanity

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 24, 2013 3:05 PM
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  • 1 Comment
It's not enough for Walter White to win. He has to be seen.

'The Wolverine,' Post-Credits Scenes, and How Comic Books Have Changed Movie Storytelling

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 24, 2013 10:07 AM
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  • 3 Comments
How comic-book movies went from apologizing to newcomers to making them feel left out.

VODetails: 'Moon Man,' A Charming, Offbeat Adaptation of Tomi Ungerer's Children's Classic

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 23, 2013 4:27 PM
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  • 0 Comments
A Charming, Offbeat Adaptation of Tomi Ungerer's Children's Classic

Defending 'Sex and the City'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 23, 2013 10:51 AM
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  • 3 Comments
The New Yorker's Emily Nussbaum offers full-throated and awfully convincing defense of Sex and the City, a show who's greatness, she argues, has been eclipsed by the redefinition of quality TV in the post-Sopranos era.
More: Reviews

Alyssa Rosenberg Talks Plans for Her New TV Column

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 22, 2013 3:49 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Criticwire's sister site Women and Hollywood announced today that they've hired Alyssa Rosenberg to write a weekly television column. Given that she already writes sharp-eyed essays on TV for ThinkProgress, where she'll continue as Features Editor, we wondered what she had planned for the new gig and reached out with a few questions over email.
More: News

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