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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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  • 0 Comments
"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.

Advice to Critics, Young and Otherwise

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 29, 2014 4:19 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Want to be a critic? Don't quit your day job, and don't forget to have a life.

Criticwire Survey: UnRomantic Comedies

  • April 28, 2014 9:21 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Sometimes you feel like the couples romantic comedies push together would be better off apart.

Steven Soderbergh Cuts "Heaven's Gate" Down to Size

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 22, 2014 4:27 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Michael Cimino's infamously sprawling Western gets some tough love in Soderbergh's 108-minute edit.