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Criticwire Survey: Does "Independent Film" Still Exist?

  • January 20, 2014 10:18 AM
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Sundance is in full swing, but does the category it popularized still mean anything?

Roger Ebert documentary 'Life Itself' Premieres to Laughter and Tears

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 19, 2014 10:46 PM
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Steve James' documentary was followed by a Q&A that served as a miniature seminar on Ebert's life and work.

Kristen Stewart and Miles Teller Topline Sundance's First Breakout Hits

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 17, 2014 9:32 PM
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As a Guantanamo guard and an obsessive jazz drummer, both actors reinvent themselves.

Armond White Speaks, Sort Of

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 17, 2014 7:33 PM
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In a New York Times interview, the ousted former chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle blames his enemies.

Meet the Indiewire | Sundance Institute Film Criticism Fellows for 2014

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 16, 2014 11:37 AM
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Six aspiring critics will spend the festival in Park City, courtesy of the Roger Ebert Scholarship for Film Criticism. Here's what they're looking forward to.

"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.