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Watch Tilda Swinton Turns Ebertfest into a Dance Party

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 24, 2013 11:55 AM
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The Academy Award winner gets down to the tune of Barry White's "You're the First, the Last, My Everything."

New and Reviewed on DVD/Blu-Ray for April 24th: 'Wuthering Heights', 'The Central Park Five', 'Any Day Now', and More

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 24, 2013 11:15 AM
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After a couple weeks short on big names entering the home video market, this week brings award contenders, acclaimed indies, and even a couple critical disappointments. Best, however, is the genre diversity throughout. Disaster movies, docs, and disparately set period dramas should ensure something for everybody.

Critics Marvel at 'Iron Man 3' in Early Reviews

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 24, 2013 10:37 AM
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So far, critics seem mighty impressed with the third film in the 'Iron Man' franchise -- the first written and directed by Shane Black.

Criticwire TV: 'Top of the Lake' concludes, 'Mad Men' Bounces Back, and 'Game of Thrones' Holds Strong

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 24, 2013 10:04 AM
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Jane Campion's Sundance mini-series "Top of the Lake" aired its final installment last week, and Beth Hanna of Thompson On Hollywood argued that it ended on "a beautiful note," making use of mise-en-scene to enhance (and foreshadow) the narrative, while Alan Sepinwall wrote for HitFix that the ambiguity "doesn't feel like a cheat." For the majority of critics writing about the show, the finale was an immensely satisfying conclusion.

Are Spoilers Spoiling Film Criticism?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 23, 2013 3:37 PM
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  • 13 Comments
Or are critics *complaining* about spoilers spoiling film criticism?

The First Reviews of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Are Out

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 23, 2013 12:12 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Find out what critics down under have to say about J.J. Abrams' second "Star Trek" film.

VODetails: 'Wild in the Streets'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 23, 2013 11:29 AM
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Is this documentary about an ancient game English game that inspired rugby, soccer, and football worth your VODollars?
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Support Critic Ed Douglas' Fight Against Cancer

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 22, 2013 3:59 PM
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The writer and critic for Coming Soon was recently diagnosed with acute leukemia and has no insurance.
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Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow: Ebertfest 2013, Days Three and Four

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 22, 2013 2:06 PM
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Our final dispatch from a deeply personal film festival.

The Criticwire Survey: The Best Film of the Last 25 Years

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 22, 2013 10:05 AM
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  • 30 Comments

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