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'Dracula: Dead and Loving It' (and Loving It)

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 15, 2013 10:22 AM
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Defending one of the most maligned comedies of the 1990s (seriously -- it rates on Rotten Tomatoes lower than "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."
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American Cinematheque Honors Roger Ebert With Film Series

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 14, 2013 11:55 AM
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"The Great Movies" kicks off on May 24th with a 70mm screening of Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo."

Five Favorite Underrated Comedies

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 14, 2013 10:06 AM
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  • 9 Comments
Some beloved (by me, if not anybody else) comedies.

VODetails: 'Sightseers'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 13, 2013 2:04 PM
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Is the new black comedy from the director of "Kill List" worth your VODollars?
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Two AP Film Critics Resign in One Week

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 13, 2013 11:24 AM
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Full-time film critic jobs are hard to come by under optimal circumstances -- and the state of print media these days makes these significantly less than optimal circumstances. So it's always sort of surprising to hear when a working film critic resigns. When a film critic leaves a job it's almost never their choice; it's typically a layoff or a buyout or a forced retirement. You get one of these positions, you hold on to it for dear life. Or maybe even harder than that.

The Criticwire Survey: Childhood Favorites

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 13, 2013 10:03 AM
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  • 2 Comments

Weekend Reel Reads: Radio Plays, Complete Works and Malickian Absences

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 12, 2013 1:01 PM
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This week's edition of some of the best stories from around the web include some film-related pieces covering other media, including books and radio. Also featured: coming of age stories, the Malick films that never were and a slasher movie without the slash.

'Gatsby,' 'Stories We Tell,' 'Peeples' and Beyond: Criticism From the Indiewire Community

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • May 10, 2013 3:02 PM
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A recap of how everything from "Gatsby" to "Stories We Tell" has fared across the Indiewire blog network.

From the Wire: Shots That Need To Be Retired

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 10, 2013 2:31 PM
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  • 2 Comments
"12. Shots of people dropping objects from the perspective of the object being dropped."

VODetails: 'Aftershock'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 10, 2013 12:15 PM
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Is this new horror movie starring Eli Roth worth your VODollars?

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