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Need Some Web Traffic? Bash Some Film Critics

  • By Vadim Rizov
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  • June 7, 2013 3:16 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Vadim Rizov identifies (and critiques) some recent pieces attacking film critics and their "bad taste."

Vince Vaughn: The Salesman's Actor

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 7, 2013 12:56 PM
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  • 2 Comments
A brief history of Vince Vaughn selling products (and Applebee's) in his movies.

Young Critics Respond to a "Stereotypical View"

  • By Ben Kenigsberg
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  • June 7, 2013 10:58 AM
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  • 0 Comments

Barbed Wire: 'The Internship'

  • By William Goss
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  • June 7, 2013 10:02 AM
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"Maybe 'The Internship' was secretly funded by Bing."

Popular Cannes Winner 'Blue is the Warmest Color' Receives Chillier Criticism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 6, 2013 3:16 PM
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  • 6 Comments
It was a hit with critics and it won the Palme d'Or, but Abdellatif Kechiche's film about young lesbian lovers is now receiving its first taste of backlash.

Cause For Celebration For Film Critics

  • By Vadim Rizov
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  • June 6, 2013 12:05 PM
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Vadim Rizov on how this week has given the critical hivemind cause for momentary celebration.

VODetails: 'V/H/S/2'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 6, 2013 10:16 AM
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Is this sequel to the popular found footage horror anthology worth your VODollars?

Sundance and Indiewire Announce Roger Ebert Scholarship For Film Criticism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 6, 2013 12:56 AM
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  • 1 Comment
At tonight's Celebrate Sundance Institute benefit in Los Angeles, where late film critic Roger Ebert was honored with a Vanguard Leadership Award in Memoriam, the Sundance Film Festival announced the creation of the Roger Ebert Scholarship For Film Criticism. The program, which will begin at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, "will make grants to 6 to 8 emerging critics to enable them to participate in the Indiewire Critics Academy program at 2014 Sundance Film Festival."

Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Violet & Daisy'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 5, 2013 2:30 PM
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And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

A Place For Product Placement Discussion in Film Criticism

  • By Vadim Rizov
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  • June 5, 2013 1:07 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Faced with blatant and overwhelming product placement, is it the writer's place to draw attention to the hamhandedness of the execution and/or the demerits of the company independent of the film?

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