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In a Country Without a Culture of Film Criticism, Its Value Is Clear

  • By Celluloid Liberation Front
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  • June 6, 2014 10:45 AM
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  • 7 Comments
It's fashionable for Americans to claim that film criticism is "over," but at a workshop in Kenya, filmmakers say building a culture of film criticism is essential.

Are Critics Losing Their Jobs Because Reviews Are "Money-Losers"?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 4, 2014 4:37 PM
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  • 10 Comments
A publisher says movie critics get fired because reviews lose money. But shouldn't we blame the people they work for instead?

Criticwire Survey: Halftime Top 5

  • June 2, 2014 8:59 AM
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The Criticwire Survey on the best movies, TV shows, music and more of 2014 so far.

Paul Walker's Digital "Fast & Furious" Double and the Troubling Future of Film Acting

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 21, 2014 1:19 PM
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  • 9 Comments
The late Paul Walker's scenes in "Fast 7" will be completed by a digital doppelganger. Who's next?

Criticwire Survey: The Rating Game

  • May 12, 2014 9:36 AM
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  • 2 Comments
How do critics feel about having to rate movies? And when they do, how much thought goes into the star rating or grade as opposed to the review as a whole?

Memo to the New York Times: Quit Reviewing Every Movie

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 7, 2014 5:07 PM
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  • 22 Comments
The New York Times' AO Scott and Manohla Dargis offered Hollywood their suggestions this week. Now we've got one for their employer.

Are There Too Many Superhero Movies? A Chart and a Comment

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 7, 2014 2:20 PM
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  • 1 Comment
It's not that there are too many movies based on comic books, but there are too many drawing on the same ones.

The Musicology of "Let It Go"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 6, 2014 10:44 AM
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"Frozen's" signature song is still inescapable, but there are still news ways to look at it.
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Criticwire Survey: Are There Too Many Superhero Movies?

  • May 5, 2014 9:15 AM
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  • 11 Comments
With two "Spider-Man 2"s in a decades, critics weigh in on whether the four-color fad has gotten out of hand.

Why Ranking Critics by the Numbers Doesn't Tell You Squat

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 30, 2014 11:40 AM
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  • 12 Comments
A new study divides critics into shills and haters based on how often they agree with the herd.