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The Search For More Money: The Sad, Slow Death of Spoof Movies

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 15, 2013 12:59 PM
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Once a great, proud comedic tradition, parody films are now basically a joke. And not the kind they want to be, either.

The Criticwire Survey: One Movie to Save Humanity

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 15, 2013 10:06 AM
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  • 4 Comments
You have to show invading aliens one movie to justify humanity's existence and save the world. What movie do you show? That's the subject of this week's Criticwire Survey.

Weekend Reel Reads: Reinterpretations of Classics Old and New

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 14, 2013 1:19 PM
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A tribute to the late Les Blank, the case for more Agatha Christie adaptations and a new look at "Saving Private Ryan": all on this week's edition of Weekend Reel Reads.

The Best Indiewire Film Criticism for the Week of April 8-12

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 12, 2013 5:05 PM
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Every week, for your easy-viewing pleasure, Criticwire will bring to you a roundup of all the reviews that appear on the various blogs on the Indiewire Network. This week is heavy on criticism of "42" and "To The Wonder," but The Playlist and Shadow And Act made time for much smaller releases, while Press Play took a look back at "Room 237." Click on the name of the film to be taken to the full review.

Rob Schneider On Critics: "You Have to Be Zen About It"

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 12, 2013 3:02 PM
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The "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" star told WTF's Marc Maron how he's learned to deal with bad reviews.

Criticwire Picks: Would 'The Place Beyond the Pines' Work Better as a Trilogy?

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 12, 2013 12:55 PM
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Last week, Derek Cianfrance's latest film "The Place Beyond the Pines" made a brief reappearance on our Best Indies of the Year So Far list. While newcomer "Sound City" made its way on to the list this week, the second film from the "Blue Valentine" director has been dropped for the second time, going from a B+ average to a B after opening on more screens.

The Review Report for Friday, April 12th: 'To The Wonder,' '42,' 'Antiviral,' and more

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 12, 2013 11:04 AM
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A great week for new releases, with Terrence Malick's latest divisive work and Ken Loach's Jury Prize winner joined by a biopic, an acclaimed comedy, and Brandon Cronenberg's futuristic, celebrity-obsessed satire. Many of these films are dividing critics (to varying degrees), but with such a wide range of genre and style, there's something for everybody this week.

VODetails: 'Antiviral'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 12, 2013 10:04 AM
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Is this body horror movie from Brandon Cronenberg, son of director David Cronenberg, worth your VODollars?

Roger Ebert Remembered in Chicago By Family and Friends

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 12, 2013 12:45 AM
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The three hour tribute from the Chicago Theatre featured tributes from John and Joan Cusack, Andrew Davis, Richard Roeper, and many more.

From the Wire: Ebert's Editor Remembers

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 11, 2013 6:29 PM
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"He was unflappable in the face of pressure."

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