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The Criticwire Survey: The Oscars' Biggest Surprises

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 25, 2013 10:01 AM
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  • 1 Comment
We asked critics to predict the Academy Awards' biggest surprises. Let's see how they did.

'Argo' Wins Best Picture, I Lose My Oscar Pool

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 25, 2013 1:36 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Read the full results from this year's Oscars -- and see why I'm never to be trusted when it's time to best on the Oscars.

Weekend Reel Reads: Golden Statuette Edition

  • By Steve Greene
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  • February 24, 2013 2:51 PM
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  • 0 Comments
For your consideration -- five stories from around the web, with awards ceremony connections both explicit and tangential.

How to Win An Oscar Pool: Don't Listen to Me

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 22, 2013 3:58 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Seriously. I'm horrible at this. Look at my picks and then do the opposite.

Ken Loach Calls Film Critics "Stupid"

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 22, 2013 1:16 PM
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  • 13 Comments
He says they didn't see the pro-CIA bias in "Zero Dark Thirty."

The Review Report for Friday, February 22nd

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • February 22, 2013 12:08 PM
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  • 1 Comment
It's Friday, which means it's time for The Review Report, our weekly roundup of notable reviews for new films opening in theaters. 

The Long 'Dark Skies' Night of the Soul

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 22, 2013 11:22 AM
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  • 2 Comments
If a movie opens at midnight and no one is there to see it and it doesn't actually screen, does it exist?

From the Wire: Why We Love John McClane

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 21, 2013 5:23 PM
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  • 1 Comment
He is the rare action hero who is an agent of chaos, rather than order.

Nick Pinkerton Leaves The Village Voice

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 21, 2013 12:40 PM
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  • 3 Comments
And he calls the company that owns the paper "a dumb, wanton, soulless, and wicked corporate entity."

New and Reviewed on DVD For February 20th

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • February 21, 2013 11:34 AM
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  • 1 Comment
5 reviews of new home video releases.

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