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A Streaming Bonanza for Chris Marker Fans: "Remembrance of Things to Come" and More On the Way

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 21, 2014 4:32 PM
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A new video essay celebrates the late master's late work, one of several Chris Marker masterpieces making their way to streaming outlets.

"Goodnight, Danny Trejo": Why "Muppets Most Wanted's" Too-Many Cameos Feel Just Right

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 21, 2014 1:45 PM
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"Muppets Most Wanted" casts an absurd number of celebrities for parts so brief they barely register. And that's perfect.

"Nymphomaniac" Isn't Pornography, Unless You're Into Some Pretty Weird Stuff

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 19, 2014 2:47 PM
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There's plenty of sex in Lars Von Trier's two-part, four-hour epic. But he wants to make you think, not get you off.

O Hai, Every Critics Roundtable Ever

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 19, 2014 12:24 PM
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A comedy album's viral video doubles as a hilarious and devastatingly insightful parody of the clash of critical egos.

Nominate This: Eva Green in "300: Rise of an Empire"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 18, 2014 3:59 PM
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In a new feature, Criticwire reminds voters to save space on their ballot when the end of the year rolls around.

Criticwire Survey: Background Research

  • March 17, 2014 8:57 AM
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How much research do critics have to do? Can you review "The Veronica Mars Movie" without seeing "Veronica Mars"?

Survey: The Best of Wes

  • March 10, 2014 8:11 AM
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Critics pick their favorite Wes Anderson movies, and struggle to call any his worst.

The GIF Budapest Hotel: Wes Anderson's Stylistic Building Blocks

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 5, 2014 9:25 AM
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Breaking down Wes Anderson's favorite devices, one GIF at a time.

Criticwire Survey: Oscar Moments

  • March 3, 2014 1:18 PM
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We pick the outstanding moments from the 2014 Academy Awards

Lies, Damned Lies and Cinemetrics: What Do the Numbers Say About Oscar's Gender Gap?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • February 27, 2014 12:27 PM
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Can mathematically analyzing movies yield valuable insights, or does it measure the trees and ignore the forest?