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Giving Birth to a New Appreciation of 'Junior'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 15, 2013 3:56 PM
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Why one of Schwarzenegger's most notorious flops is one of his most interesting movies.

From the Wire: An Internet Activist's Film Criticism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 15, 2013 11:43 AM
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  • 0 Comments
The Reddit co-founder wrote film criticism on his blog.

On the Reaction to Jodie Foster's Golden Globes Speech

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 14, 2013 4:03 PM
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  • 1 Comment
It's the most talked-about moment from last night's awards? Was it a brave moment or a cop out?

The Criticwire Survey: The Best 'Terminator'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 14, 2013 10:04 AM
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Which is better: "The Terminator" or "Terminator 2?" This week in our Survey, the critics decide once and for all.

'Argo' and 'Les Miserables' Top the 2013 Golden Globes

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 13, 2013 11:40 PM
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It's our obligatory Golden Globes post!
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Barbed Wire: 'A Haunted House'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 11, 2013 3:26 PM
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  • 0 Comments
The best lines from the worst reviews of the new horror spoof starring Marlon Wayans.

Guys, 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' Is Kind of Not Terrible

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 11, 2013 12:49 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Was this Golden Globe nominee really one of the best comedies of the year?

Critics Choice Awards Choose 'Argo'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 10, 2013 11:52 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Meanwhile, Iowa Film Critics named "Lincoln" the best film of 2012.

From the Wire: How to Write Negative Criticism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 10, 2013 4:15 PM
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  • 1 Comment
With Oscar nominations come Oscar reactions, where people tell you what movies were unfairly overlooked or foolishly overrated and why. People take these awards very seriously, and they can engender some strong feelings. If you see something today that drives you crazy -- whether it's a defense of "Zero Dark Thirty" or an assault on "Argo" -- and you want to respond to it, you may first want to read the new blog post by Vadim Rizov, a how-to guide to writing "fiery negative" criticism, specifically in reaction to other people's bogus arguments.

If Critics Picked the Oscars, Here's Who Would Win on February 24th

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 10, 2013 11:43 AM
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  • 2 Comments
And if they picked the Oscars the world would be a better place, don't you think?

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