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Criticwire Survey: The Movie Purge

  • July 21, 2014 9:57 AM
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For the next 12 hours, all film-related crime is legal. How will you Purge?

The Semiotics of 'Siskel & Ebert'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 17, 2014 11:56 AM
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The co-host of "Ebert Presents" explains why "At the Movies" worked with Roger Ebert, and couldn't with anyone else.

Dawn of the Planet of the Dudes: How 'Apes' Failed Evolution

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 16, 2014 2:39 PM
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  • 28 Comments
In "Dawn of the Planet the Apes," human society is profoundly changed, and ape society is just beginning. How come neither has room for women?

Daily Reads: IFC Rebrands, the Disappearing Indie Genre Film and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 15, 2014 9:45 AM
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IFC rebrands, smart genre films get the short shrift, and other essential stories for the day.

Criticwire Survey: Beyond 'Boyhood,' The Best Movies About The Passage of Time

  • July 14, 2014 9:19 AM
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Richard Linklater says the real subject of "Boyhood" is time itself. These are the movies that capture it best.

Is Michael Bay "The Most Important Director in Hollywood"?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 9, 2014 10:04 AM
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  • 12 Comments
Love them or hate them — or both — Michael Bay's movies can no longer be ignored.

Criticwire Survey: Ebert's Influence

  • July 7, 2014 9:20 AM
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Critics weigh in on the good — and bad — ways Roger Ebert changed the culture.

The 13 Funniest Lines from Some of Roger Ebert’s Most Scathing Reviews

  • By Casey Cipriani
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  • July 4, 2014 9:54 AM
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"Life Itself" celebrates Roger Ebert as a defender of cinema. Sometimes, that required fighting back against movies that did it wrong.

Criticwire Survey: A Michael Bay-ferendum

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 30, 2014 1:58 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Is Michael Bay an artist or a threat to cinema? And what, if any, purpose do critics have with regard to a movie like "Transformers: Age of Extinction"?

'Batman' Won the Battle. Have We Lost the War?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 23, 2014 1:27 PM
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The success of Tim Burton's "Batman" meant acceptance for serious comic books. Too bad "serious" turned out to be so narrowly defined.