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Why the Unanimous Praise for 'Boyhood' Is Bad for Film Criticism — and for 'Boyhood'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 4, 2014 4:19 PM
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  • 60 Comments
"Boyhood's" near-perfect scores on Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes drown out the voices of critics who want to take a closer look.

The Matter-of-Fact Multiculturalism of 'Turbo'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 17, 2013 11:17 AM
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  • 0 Comments
The reviews for Turbo, DreamWorks' animated tale of a snail with a dream to race in the Indy 500, are in, and for the most part, well, "lukewarm" would be overselling them. As City Weeklys Scott Renshaw put it on Twitter, "Turbo strives for nothing, says nothing, accomplishes nothing. It's not 'bad.' It simply is."