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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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  • 3 Comments
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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  • 1 Comment
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

Some Best Scene Selections From the Cannes Critics Poll - Featuring Cats!

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 31, 2013 11:18 AM
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Quick! What do these things have in common?

Todd Phillips Says He Doesn't Make Movies For Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 31, 2013 9:58 AM
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  • 0 Comments
"You never want to force a person to see a movie, the movies are made for the people who want to see the movies."

Changes Are Coming to Criticwire

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 30, 2013 5:39 PM
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  • 3 Comments
(But ultimately, things will basically stay the same.)

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