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Movie Review Intelligence Will Close

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 15, 2013 10:57 AM
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The review aggregator will shut down at the end of April.

The SXSW Review Report: 10 Notables After the First Week

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 14, 2013 11:53 AM
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The first week of SXSW 2013 is in the books! We have a wide assortment of feedback and reviews on 10 of the notable premieres, featuring over 50 different critics and film writers.

7 Classic Films Rescued From Obscurity

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • March 14, 2013 11:24 AM
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Last week, it was announced that "Warm Bodies" director Jonathan Levine's feature film debut, "All The Boys Love Mandy Lane," is finally getting U.S. distribution, seven years after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. "Mandy Lane" was purchased by The Weinstein Company and scheduled for a 2007 release, but the failure of the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez exploitation saga "Grindhouse" scared the company and led them to sell the film to Senator Entertainment. Senator Entertainment went out of business shortly thereafter, and so the film fell by the wayside until its rescue last week. This is not the first time an acclaimed film has been rescued from obscurity. Here are five other lucky enough to find an audience against all odds.

New and Reviewed on DVD/Blu-Ray: 'Life of Pi,' 'This Is Not a Film' and More

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • March 14, 2013 10:57 AM
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It's a big week for home video releases, with a major Oscar-winner making its way to the shelves and a number of award-nominated films coming along for the ride. Many of these films were fairly divisive; as usual click on the titles to browse more reviews.

As Embargoes Go, So Go the Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 12, 2013 1:04 PM
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  • 11 Comments
Are embargoes destroying film criticism? Or can they actually benefit critics?

The Criticwire Survey: Your Least Favorite Movie By Your Favorite Director

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 11, 2013 11:00 AM
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  • 14 Comments
Even greats make mistakes. That's the subject of this week's Criticwire Survey.

Weekend Reel Reads: Classic Photographers, Female Directors and Cronenberg the Seer

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 10, 2013 2:43 PM
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Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

From the Wire: A Next-Gen Film Criticism Symposium

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 8, 2013 3:45 PM
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A sampling of critics under the age of 35 talk about what it means to be a film critic in 2013.

Division Division: 'Oz: The Great and Powerful'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • March 8, 2013 3:02 PM
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The most divisive movie of the week is the new film from director Sam Raimi.

Study Finds Angry Comments Shape Readers' Interpretations of Online Stories

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 8, 2013 12:10 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Rude Internet commenters aren't just lowering the level of discourse for all of us -- they're also shaping the way we think.

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