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Criticwire's Editor Takes the Criticwire Survey

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 30, 2013 10:22 AM
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Sam Adams has been asking questions of film and TV critics since July. Time for him to answer them all.

The Scorsese Movie That's Free on iTunes

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 30, 2013 9:01 AM
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Hint: It does not involve hookers and blow.

Letters to the Library of Congress: Viewers' Passionate, Personal Suggestions for the National Film Registry

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 26, 2013 1:58 PM
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A staffer at the Library of Congress digs into the archives to show how people suggest movies for permanent preservation.

Meet the Real Star of '12 Years a Slave': Brad Pitt's Floating Head

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 26, 2013 12:44 PM
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Lionsgate is asking the film's Italian distributors to stop using posters that reduce the film's black subject to a visual footnote.

Criticwire Survey: Best Non-2013 Culture of 2013

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 23, 2013 9:25 AM
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Top 10 lists filed, the Criticwire Survey looks back on the best non-new things we discovered in 2013.

"Fun Fact": Awards Site Smears Utah Critics

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 20, 2013 4:35 PM
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Clichés about coastal elitism are even worse when they're right.

'Voice' Poll Crowns the Wrong Actor; Ejiofor Edges Isaac in Updated Totals

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 19, 2013 9:50 AM
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Two ballots misspelled Chiwetel Ejiofor's given name, which let Oscar Isaac sneak out a win.

The Dissolve's Movie of the Year Is 'Her'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 19, 2013 9:37 AM
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Spike Jonze's futuristic romance topped the first year-end list from Pitchfork's movie-focused sister site.

'Act of Killing,' 'Stories We Tell' Lead Nonfics' First Documentary Poll

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 18, 2013 3:54 PM
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The site's first poll of documentary makers and critics also placed 'Leviathan,' 'Blackfish' and 'Room 237' in its Top 10.

The Voice Film Poll: 'Llewyn Davis,' '12 Years a Slave,' 'Before Midnight' Win Big

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 18, 2013 12:40 PM
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Acting honors went to Oscar Isaac, Adele Exarchopoulos, Lupita N'yongo and James Franco.