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Profiles in Criticism: Thelma Adams

  • By Mary Sollosi
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  • January 30, 2014 9:59 AM
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  • 3 Comments
The Yahoo! Movies writer says female writers have to support each other in an industry dominated by men.

Louis CK's First Movie, 'Tomorrow Night,' Now Available for Streaming and Download

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 29, 2014 2:58 PM
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Premiered at Sundance but never picked up for distribution, the 'Louie' auteur's movie features Steve Carrell, Amy Poehler and Wanda Sykes.

Profiles in Criticism: Anne Thompson

  • By Katie Kilkenny
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  • January 27, 2014 2:37 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Thompson on Hollywood's namesake explains why aspiring undergrad film writers should focus on anything but movies.

'Boyhood,' 'Life Itself,' 'Dear White People' Top Indiewire's Sundance Critics Poll

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 27, 2014 10:58 AM
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Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making 'Boyhood' emerged as the overall champ, with three category-topping finishes.

Criticwire Survey: Linklater's Best and Worst

  • January 27, 2014 10:12 AM
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The raves of Richard Linklater's decade-plus-spanning 'Boyhood' prompt critics to muse on the high- and lowlights of the director's career.

How 'Short Term 12' Squares With Nathan Rabin's Life in a Group Home

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 24, 2014 10:40 AM
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The author of 'The Big Rewind' says the movie was "painful for all the right reasons."

Criticwire Survey: Does "Independent Film" Still Exist?

  • January 20, 2014 10:18 AM
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  • 7 Comments
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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  • 1 Comment
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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  • 2 Comments
In a New York Times interview, the ousted former chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle blames his enemies.