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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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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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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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"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?

The Review Report for Friday, May 10th: 'The Great Gatsby,' 'Stories We Tell,' and More

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • May 10, 2013 11:08 AM
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Today, a little movie about a man named Gatsby that you probably have heard a bit about arrives in theaters. It's far from the only major release, however, with Sarah Polley's latest feature (and first documentary) also hitting theaters as well. In addition, there are three very different kinds of horror/thrillers receiving modest reviews.

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