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"Documentaries Were Medicine": An Oral History of 'Hoop Dreams'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 15, 2014 9:51 AM
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The subjects and creators of the movie about inner-city Chicago boys trying to break out through basketball recall how it changed the form, and their lives.

This Is Not About Texting: A Story of Movies, Men and Violence

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 14, 2014 10:56 AM
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Chad Oulson's murder isn't about texting in movie theaters. It's about what happens when you combine human nature and a deadly weapon.

Armond White Expelled From New York Film Critics' Circle

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 13, 2014 1:59 PM
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The three-time chairman was voted out at an "emergency session" after disrupting the organization's awards dinner.

Criticwire Survey: Should Critics Give Out Awards?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 13, 2014 10:16 AM
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In this week's Criticwire Survey, we weigh in on whether critics giving out awards celebrates film or corrupts the process.

Are There Too Many Movies -- And Is It the New York Times' Fault?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 9, 2014 3:40 PM
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Manhola Dargis asks theaters to stop booking so many movies, but some say her paper is the reason they do.

Jerry Lewis' Invaluable, Impossibly Rare 'The Total Filmmaker' Resurfaces

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 9, 2014 10:53 AM
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It's not 'The Day the Clown Cried,' but the (possibly temporary) appearance of Lewis' book is cause for rejoicing.

Polish Critics Climax for 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 8, 2014 2:36 PM
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Following in the footsteps of their Danish brethren, Poland's film critics get orgasmic for Lars Von Trier's movie.

"A Film That Touches the Depths of Who We Are": Harry Belafonte on '12 Years a Slave'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 8, 2014 1:42 PM
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Criticwire has the exclusive official audio of Harry Belafonte's moving presentation to director Steve McQueen.

New York Film Critics Circle to Vote on Armond White's Expulsion

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 8, 2014 11:20 AM
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White claims the uproar is an attempt to "squelch the strongest voice that exists in contemporary criticism."

'Wolf of Wall Street' Crowned All-Time F-Bomb Champion

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 8, 2014 10:02 AM
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Taking one -- or 500-plus -- for the team, a writer counts all the f-bombs in Scorsese's sweary epic.