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An Interview With Film Critic Laremy Legel on His New Book "Film Critic"

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 1, 2013 11:41 AM
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Laremy Legel's Twitter bio proclaims that he "wrote the book on film criticism." It sounds like bragging, but it's true -- after looking around for books to read on the subject, Legel, a writer for Film.com, was surprised to find there wasn't one simply called "Film Critic" that outlined what this job looks like in the 21st century.

The Embarrassing Spider-Fans

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 28, 2013 2:53 PM
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  • 25 Comments
Once again, comic book fans seem shockingly oblivious to the lessons of the comics they read.

Why I Hate Deleted Scenes

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 28, 2013 12:02 PM
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And the dice roll of filmmaking.

VODetails: 'Family Weekend'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 28, 2013 10:03 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Is this family comedy with Matthew Modine and Kristin Chenoweth worth your VODollars?
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Why Are So Many Found Footage Movies Also Horror Movies?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 27, 2013 4:49 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Of all genres, why horror?

New and Reviewed on DVD For February 27th

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • February 27, 2013 3:15 PM
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It’s a great week for home video releases, with a few of 2012’s best reviewed, heavily discussed, and most unforgettable films hitting DVD and Blu-ray starting today. The Criticwire Network has a lot to say about all of these films, so make sure you click on the titles below to redirect to the film's page and read more reviews.

Watch 'Jonathan Rosenbaum, Present,' A Video Interview Celebrating the Critic's 70th Birthday

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 27, 2013 10:27 AM
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The author of "Placing Movies," "Essential Cinema," and many more on his life and career at age 70.

What Makes a Sequel Worthy of a 'Part 2' Title?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 26, 2013 3:54 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Can something really be the LAST exorcism part 2?

Film Critic Turned Author C. Robert Cargill's Top 5 Books

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 26, 2013 10:03 AM
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Former Ain't It Cool News contributor turned "Sinister" screenwriter turned "Dreams and Shadows" novelists on the his favorite books of all time.

From the Wire: Sundance Film Critics Accused of Anti-Female Bias

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 25, 2013 5:20 PM
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  • 4 Comments
The Nation says critics "paid less sustained and thoughtful attention to the films’ craft" when said films were made by women rather than men.

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