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Criticwire TV: Critics React to 'Girls' Finale, 'Bates Motel' and 'Parks and Rec'

  • By Zach Wigon
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  • March 21, 2013 9:00 AM
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Our first installment of Criticwire TV rounds up critics' reactions to "Girls" and other recently aired shows.

From the Wire: The Ethics of Critics-Turned-Filmmakers

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 20, 2013 6:16 PM
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"Grow Up, Tony Phillips"' Peter Hall and "Zero Charisma"'s John Gholson compare notes on what it's like to work as a journalist at SXSW while your film is playing at the festival.

My Attempt to Source Every Pull Quote In This Week's Village Voice

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 20, 2013 4:48 PM
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  • 2 Comments
This was admittedly not one of my brightest ideas.

From the Wire: A Critic Reconsiders His Negative Review

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 20, 2013 12:11 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Robbie Collin trashed "The Paperboy" at Cannes. Now he can't wait to see it again.

New and Reviewed on DVD/Blu-Ray: 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'The Hobbit,' and More

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • March 20, 2013 10:10 AM
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You won't get any major Oscar winners in this week's batch of new DVDs, but that doesn't mean these new releases are light on acclaim. On the contrary, two of the year's best reviewed films arrive this week alongside the latest installment in a beloved franchise, making for a strong and broadly-appealing week in home video releases. First off, the movie many critics circle groups called the best of the 2012 can now be brought directly into your living room:

A Few Words of Wisdom About Journalism From Sam Fuller

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 19, 2013 5:03 PM
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"The press is good or evil according to the character of those who direct it."

Dear Filmmakers: Please Stop Putting Horrible Stingers in the Closing Credits of Your Movies

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 19, 2013 1:32 PM
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  • 13 Comments
These little treats for "fans" are increasingly ruining otherwise satisfying movies.

VODetails: 'Starlet'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 19, 2013 10:04 AM
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Is this Spirit Award winner for Best Ensemble worth your VODollars?
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Scott Foundas Leaves Village Voice to Join Variety as Chief Film Critic

  • By Eric Kohn and Matt Singer
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  • March 18, 2013 9:43 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Foundas joined the Voice in December of last year.

New Action Film Solicits 6 Second Video Reviews From Social Media

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 18, 2013 4:40 PM
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  • 2 Comments
"Your Quote Here" -- "Your Name Here."

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