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Sorting Out 'The Attack' and 'A Hijacking'

  • By Jordan Hoffman
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  • June 19, 2013 10:11 AM
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Figuring out which of this weekend's two foreign language movie with the somewhat blank, declarative title about an act of violence's devastating psychological effects is which.

Celebrate Roger Ebert's Birthday With Some Vintage 'Siskel & Ebert' Clips

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 18, 2013 4:14 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The late critic would have been 71 years old today.

Popping a Cork With Filmdrunk's Vince Mancini

  • By Jordan Hoffman
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  • June 18, 2013 2:16 PM
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  • 1 Comment
A chat with the humorist and film critic from Filmdrunk.com.

From the Wire: CinemaScore and Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 18, 2013 12:32 PM
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  • 3 Comments
"Can you spare a few minutes? This allows you to be the critic."

VODetails: 'How to Make Money Selling Drugs'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 18, 2013 10:03 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Is this documentary about the war on drugs worth your VODollars?
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From the Wire: Biskind's Welles at Lunch Book Sounds Delicious

  • By Jordan Hoffman
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  • June 17, 2013 3:45 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Jordan Hoffman can't wait to read Peter Biskind's new book of lunch conversations between directors Orson Welles and Henry Jaglom.

A 'Man of Steel' Ending Spiel

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 17, 2013 1:16 PM
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  • 20 Comments

Can Critics Make Their Mark on 'Man of Steel?'

  • By Jordan Hoffman
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  • June 17, 2013 11:45 AM
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  • 9 Comments
A field report from one New York City movie theater, where Jordan Hoffman investigates whether "Man of Steel" fans are engaging with the ongoing critical debate about the film.
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The Criticwire Survey: Best Criterion Essays

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 17, 2013 10:02 AM
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What's the best essay featured in a Criterion Collection DVD or Blu-ray? That's the subject of this week's Criticwire Survey.

Two Refreshing Twists on Familiar Territory from the Seattle International Film Festival

  • By Steve Greene
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  • June 14, 2013 5:04 PM
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  • 1 Comment
One of the most ubiquitous athletes of all time and another story about friends on a retreat turned out to be two of the strongest films to play at SIFF 2013.

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