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National Society of Film Critics Love 'Amour'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 6, 2013 8:27 PM
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With the Academy Award nominations just four days away, the National Society of Film Critics announced their own 2012 awards, topped by Michael Haneke's "Amour." It received three trophies: Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva), Best Director (Haneke) and Best Picture.

Weekend Reel Reads: New Looks at Entrenched Favorites

  • By Steve Greene
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  • January 6, 2013 12:35 PM
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Chances are, you probably know someone who loves "Good Will Hunting," "The Hobbit" or Tarantino films - perhaps all three. This week's edition of Reel Reads offers some different perspectives on some beloved (and not so beloved) recent films.

This Week on Criticwire: Welcome to 2013

  • By Steve Greene
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  • January 5, 2013 11:45 AM
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As we embrace a new calendar year, we're not quite done with the great films and debates of 2012.

From the Wire: 'Back to the Future' Newspapers

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 4, 2013 3:41 PM
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Where a local crackpot inventor getting committed to a mental hospital rates above President Nixon running for a fifth term as big news.

Wesley Morris Leaves Boston Globe

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 4, 2013 2:04 PM
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  • 2 Comments
The Pulitzer Prize winner is joining the staff of ESPN's Grantland.

The Other Best Films of 2012

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 4, 2013 12:11 PM
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Ten movies just weren't enough last year -- here Matt counts down his honorable mention list.

Will Critics Regret Trashing 'The Hobbit?'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 3, 2013 4:33 PM
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  • 25 Comments
Is "No!" an acceptable response?

From the Wire: Critics as 'Morally Engaged Viewers'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 3, 2013 12:31 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Should critics be less focused on aesthetics and more on morality?

The Best Writing About 'Django Unchained' So Far

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 3, 2013 10:03 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Our favorite reactions to what is proving to be one of the most controversial films in recent memory.

'The Master' Remastered

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 2, 2013 4:43 PM
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  • 14 Comments
A second look at, and new interpretation of, Paul Thomas Anderson's magnificent film.

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