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Criticwire Survey: Are There Too Many Superhero Movies?

  • May 5, 2014 9:15 AM
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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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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.

Criticwire Survey: Right the First Time

  • April 22, 2014 11:31 AM
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It seems like every day there's some once-derided movie being hailed as a misunderstood classic. But what about movies that were terrible then are are terrible now?

"Accuracy Is the Poor Man's Authenticity": (A Few) More Thoughts on the Expert Review

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 21, 2014 4:52 PM
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The responses to Sam Adams' attack on the Expert Review debate the tension between history and art.

Criticwire Survey: Spoiler Alert

  • April 14, 2014 3:36 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Should critics avoid divulging plot details, or is the audience responsible for keeping up with things they don't want spoiled?

Ask a Pornographer: "Nymphomaniac"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 11, 2014 1:37 PM
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  • 6 Comments
One of the best analyses of Lars von Trier's brutal, sexually explicit epic comes from someone who makes a living making porn.

This Is How Entertainment Weekly Says "I'm Sorry"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 11, 2014 10:15 AM
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  • 5 Comments
It's not exactly an apology, but EW's 2000-word essay on "Under the Skin" feels a lot like a make-up for last week's controversial non-review.