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Brutal Truth: How Oscar Voters Pick the Winners

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 2, 2014 8:05 PM
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  • 10 Comments
Before you write the history of tonight's Oscars, take a look at the real reasons voters vote.

Out of Comp: Should Critics Follow a Festival's Big-Ticket Premieres, or Go Where Their Instincts Take Them?

  • By Tara Karajica
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  • February 26, 2014 12:38 PM
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  • 3 Comments
In Berlin, a panel of international critics wonder whether they have a responsibility, or a professional need, to see the films festivals want them to see.

Watch Steven Soderbergh Mash Up "Psycho" With... "Psycho"?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • February 25, 2014 1:49 PM
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  • 6 Comments
The busiest retiree in the world puts Alfred Hitchcock and Van Sant in the same frame.

Who Is Andy's Mom in the "Toy Story" Movies?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • February 25, 2014 10:08 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Is every Pixar movie connected, or do their preoccupation with the same themes just make it seem that way?

Harold Ramis, Dead at 69

  • By Sam Adams
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  • February 24, 2014 12:56 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Tributes to the "Groundhog Day" director and "Ghostbusters" star.

Iceland's Critics Get in on 'Nymphomaniac's Action

  • By Sam Adams
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  • February 12, 2014 4:25 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Denmark. Poland. Hungary. Now Iceland. That's a lot of naked film critics.

News Anchor Mistakes Samuel L. Jackson for Laurence Fishburne

  • By Sam Adams
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  • February 10, 2014 2:48 PM
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  • 18 Comments
A local news correspondent congratulated the RoboCop star on his Matrix-themed Super Bowl spot. Just one problem...

Profiles in Criticism: B. Ruby Rich

  • By Emma Myers
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  • February 7, 2014 9:46 AM
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The critic who coined the term "New Queer Cinema" on what queer cinema now could learn from 'Girls.'

Profiles in Criticism: Scott Foundas

  • By Robert Cameron Fowler
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  • February 6, 2014 2:31 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The Variety scribe on the jump from would-be filmmaker to film critic.

Profiles in Criticism: Wesley Morris

  • By Kyle Burton
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  • February 5, 2014 9:26 AM
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic on why writing about film means writing about the world.