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Critics Marvel at 'Iron Man 3' in Early Reviews

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 24, 2013 10:37 AM
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So far, critics seem mighty impressed with the third film in the 'Iron Man' franchise -- the first written and directed by Shane Black.

Criticwire TV: 'Top of the Lake' concludes, 'Mad Men' Bounces Back, and 'Game of Thrones' Holds Strong

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 24, 2013 10:04 AM
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Jane Campion's Sundance mini-series "Top of the Lake" aired its final installment last week, and Beth Hanna of Thompson On Hollywood argued that it ended on "a beautiful note," making use of mise-en-scene to enhance (and foreshadow) the narrative, while Alan Sepinwall wrote for HitFix that the ambiguity "doesn't feel like a cheat." For the majority of critics writing about the show, the finale was an immensely satisfying conclusion.

Are Spoilers Spoiling Film Criticism?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 23, 2013 3:37 PM
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  • 13 Comments
Or are critics *complaining* about spoilers spoiling film criticism?

The First Reviews of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Are Out

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 23, 2013 12:12 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Find out what critics down under have to say about J.J. Abrams' second "Star Trek" film.

VODetails: 'Wild in the Streets'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 23, 2013 11:29 AM
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Is this documentary about an ancient game English game that inspired rugby, soccer, and football worth your VODollars?
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Support Critic Ed Douglas' Fight Against Cancer

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 22, 2013 3:59 PM
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The writer and critic for Coming Soon was recently diagnosed with acute leukemia and has no insurance.
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Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow: Ebertfest 2013, Days Three and Four

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 22, 2013 2:06 PM
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Our final dispatch from a deeply personal film festival.

The Criticwire Survey: The Best Film of the Last 25 Years

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 22, 2013 10:05 AM
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  • 30 Comments

Weekend Reel Reads: Perry, Pop and Politics

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 21, 2013 11:14 AM
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Pop music in horror films and a tribute to one of the most celebrated living critics: that and more on this edition of Weekend Reel Reads.

New Openings at L.A. Weekly and Ain't It Cool

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 19, 2013 4:02 PM
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  • 1 Comment
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