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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.

"Don't Be a Dick, Dick." On the Increasingly (and Disturbingly) Angry Movies of Uwe Boll

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 10, 2013 10:02 AM
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"Assault on Wall Street" is Boll's best movie yet -- and I mean that as an insult.
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Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'And Now a Word From Our Sponsor'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 9, 2013 4:36 PM
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And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

Roger Ebert To be Honored With Posthumous Award From Sundance Institute

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 9, 2013 3:16 PM
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The Vanguard Leadership Award in Memoriam will be presented to Ebert's wife Chaz at benefit in Los Angeles.

Division Division: 'Post Tenebras Lux'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • May 9, 2013 11:20 AM
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"Post Tenebras Lux" was booed when it premiered at Cannes last year. It went on to earn Carlos Reygadas the "Best Director" award. The unofficial awards of the Criticwire Network might go somewhat similarly.

From the Wire: Zacharek on Criticism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 9, 2013 10:40 AM
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"Sometimes there's real artistry in crap."

Matthew McConaughey Credits Critics With Helping His Career

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 8, 2013 6:37 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Reading negative reviews of his work helped the actor figure out what roles to take.

New and Reviewed on DVD/Blu-Ray For May 8th: 'Upstream Color', 'Mama', and More

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • May 8, 2013 1:02 PM
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If you're like me, you're head over heels for this week's home video releases. My favorite film of the year so far, "Upstream Color," and one of my favorites of last year, "Starlet," both arrive on Blu-ray. If you're less like me, you still have a solid horror film and an action film, both with big name stars. If you're not like me at all, don't fear: Nicholas Sparks is here.After only a month in theaters, the year's most talked about release is making its way into your home."Upstream Color"Criticwire Average: B+ (65 grades)

Alec Baldwin Says Times Theater Critic "Is Not a Good Writer"

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 8, 2013 11:58 AM
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This would be Ben Brantley, the New York Times' longtime lead theater critic.

"Why Is This Movie Famous Again?" My Wife Watches 'Star Wars' For the First Time

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 8, 2013 9:57 AM
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  • 12 Comments
A pair of "Star Wars" geeks invite their "Star Wars" neophyte wives into the cult. But will they accept the invitation?
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