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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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  • 0 Comments
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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  • 2 Comments
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

Todd Phillips Responds to 'Hangover' Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 23, 2013 12:24 PM
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  • 0 Comments
"So we were like, 'Oh yeah? It’s going to happen three times. Fuck you.'"

The 2013 Cannes Review Report: 'Nebraska'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 23, 2013 11:03 AM
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  • 1 Comment
"Nebraska"
Here's what critics are saying about the latest film from "Election" director Alexander Payne.

The 2013 Cannes Review Report: 'Jodorowsky's Dune'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 22, 2013 5:57 PM
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  • 1 Comment

The 2013 Cannes Review Report: 'All is Lost'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 22, 2013 1:29 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Minimal dialogue and an even smaller cast list isn't stopping critics from praising director J.C. Chandor and star Robert Redford as some of the best work of Cannes 2013 so far.

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