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Where to Watch 52 SXSW 2012 Alumni Online

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 5, 2013 12:54 PM
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If you're not going to be in Austin for South by Southwest this weekend, here's a decent alternative: watch last year's highlights from home.

VODetails: 'It's a Disaster'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 5, 2013 10:05 AM
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Is this disaster comedy worth your VODollars?
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From the Wire: R.I.P. The Romantic Comedy (1932-2013)

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 4, 2013 4:26 PM
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  • 6 Comments
One critic nails down a pretty compelling reason why the genre's gone to the dogs.

Film Critic Dennis Lim Replaces Robert Koehler as the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Director of Cinematheque Programming

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 4, 2013 11:53 AM
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Koehler, a former critic himself, is resigning "due to family health issues."

The Criticwire Survey: Best Rock Docs

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 4, 2013 10:06 AM
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Every week, Criticwire asks film critics a question and brings you their responses in The Criticwire Survey. We also ask each member of the poll to pick the best film currently playing in theaters. The most popular choices can be found at the bottom of this post. But first, this week's question:

Why Review a First-Time Filmmaker?: 5 Notes From First Time Fest Panel 'The Critical Eye'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • March 1, 2013 4:45 PM
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On this film festival panel, critics discussed when first features appeal to them.

VODetails: '6 Souls'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 1, 2013 4:00 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Is the thriller formerly known as "Shelter" worth your VODollars?
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What Would Happen If Filmmakers' Compensation Was Tied to Movie Reviews?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 1, 2013 3:25 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Believe it or not, it already happens in the world of video games.

The Review Report for Friday, March 1st

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • March 1, 2013 12:40 PM
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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.

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