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Criticwire Survey: Go-To Simpsons Quotes

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 18, 2013 9:10 AM
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  • 17 Comments
Critics on the Simpsons phrase they use more than any other.

Time Out New York Lays Off Film Editor David Fear

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 14, 2013 10:09 AM
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  • 3 Comments
The magazine, which has published in New York since 1995, eliminated six positions in an attempt to "leverage global efficiencies."

Lena Dunham's Twitter Feed Becomes a Symposium on Lily Allen's "Hard Out Here"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 13, 2013 3:28 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Commentators rushed to weigh in on Lily Allen's video, which takes shots at Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke, but some of the smartest observations came from Dunham's followers.

Does It Matter If the Bechdel Test "Fails" Feminist Films?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 13, 2013 11:02 AM
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  • 5 Comments
Swedish theaters' decisions to rate movies according to the female-focused metric revives the debate over how to measure the presence of women in film.

'Blood Brother's Director Responds to Questions About His Documentary's Openness

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 12, 2013 2:05 PM
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  • 3 Comments
In an open letter, Steve Hoover answers the charge that his Sundance-winning documentary obscured his Christian faith.

New York Times DVD Column Goes to J. Hoberman

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 12, 2013 11:27 AM
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  • 0 Comments
The longtime Village Voice critic will fill Dave Kehr's position beginning in 2014.

Why Christian Artists Don't Want to Be "Christian Artists"

  • By Alissa Wilkinson
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  • November 11, 2013 3:47 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Christianity Today's film editor on why a documentary about a Christian human-rights worker barely mentions his faith.

Criticwire Survey: The Video Store That Changed My Life

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 11, 2013 2:46 PM
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  • 1 Comment
From Mondo Kim's to Felker's Tile & Carpet, critics remember the video stores that made them who they are today.

Ketchup Flies at Comic-Con as Rotten Tomatoes Pits Critics Against Fans

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 8, 2013 2:22 PM
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  • 0 Comments
A panel assembled by the review-aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes fostered antagonism rather than discussion.

Don't Mourn Blockbuster. Weep for the Video-Store Era.

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 6, 2013 4:31 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Blockbuster put independent video stores out of business, but its closure marks the end of an era.

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