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Brian Collins On What It's Like to Watch a Horror Movie a Day, Every Day, For Six Years

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 3, 2013 10:39 AM
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That's right. A different horror movie every day. 365 days a year. For 6 years. 2500 movies in all. Our interview with the man behind Horror Movie a Day.

Roger Ebert Announces "Leave of Presence" Following Cancer Recurrence

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 3, 2013 1:38 AM
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The Chicago Sun-Times critic also announced the launch of a new venture, Ebert Digital, and an upcoming Kickstarter for the return of "At the Movies."

Scott Tobias Leaves A.V. Club, Site Looking For a New Film Editor

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 2, 2013 5:51 PM
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The critic and editor had been at the publication for 15 years.

Why Can't Pixar Make Sequels?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 2, 2013 4:20 PM
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  • 10 Comments
Our whole film world is built around sequels. So why do cinephiles get so angry when Pixar makes one?
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Wear Your Film Critic Nerdiness Like a Rock Star With This Pauline Kael T-Shirt

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 2, 2013 11:31 AM
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I'm not really in the habit of plugging products on this blog, but this one is just too cool -- okay, so cool may not be the right adjective so let's go with dorktastic -- to ignore.

'Jaws' Selected As Best Steven Spielberg Film In Criticwire Poll

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 2, 2013 10:15 AM
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What do a shark, an archaeologist and a bunch of aliens have in common? They all feature prominently in the films that the members of our Criticwire network have selected as among Steven Spielberg's best.

Pushing Through Walls: In Praise of 'The Adventures of Tintin'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 1, 2013 5:15 PM
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"Jurassic Park" comes to theaters this Friday in 3D. Here's a tribute to Spielberg's great, underrated 3D movie.

From the Wire: Sragow on a Critic's Value

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 1, 2013 11:55 AM
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"A critic's value lies in how a particular reader gauges his own opinions against those of the critic."

The Criticwire Survey: The Dud You Love

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 1, 2013 10:05 AM
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What movie widely regarded as a cinematic dud do you like (or maybe even love)? That's the subject of this week's Criticwire Survey.

Weekend Reel Reads: A Few Looks at How the Way We Watch Movies is Changing

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 31, 2013 10:42 AM
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This week on Reel Reads, we have a measured defense of a much-maligned filmmaker, a biography of the source novel of one of Hollywood's greatest epics and a look at funny documentaries. A pair of other pieces examine the double-edged swords in recent movie industry development: streaming and plot dissection.

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