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Ssshhh. Nobody Tell Michael Moore What Happened on "The Good Wife"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 24, 2014 5:11 PM
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The gadfly documentarian is none too happy his DVR cut off the end of last night's "The Good Wife."

Richard Lawson Upped to Film Critic at Vanity Fair

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 24, 2014 1:42 PM
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The former Atlantic Wire and Gawker writer will add reviewing to covering gossip and TV.

Is This the Best Performance of Bradley Cooper's Career?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 20, 2014 4:36 PM
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He may have just been an Actors' Studio student, but you get the feeling Bradley Cooper didn't sit in the middle of Sean Penn's reverse shot by accident.

The "Stop Making Indie Films!" Petition Needs Your Help -- to Fail

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 20, 2014 4:07 PM
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  • 1 Comment
NoBudge's Kentucker Audley started a petition to stop the flood of independent films. Now he's asking us to make sure it doesn't succeed.

The Movie-Theater Murder You Haven't Heard About

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 20, 2014 12:24 PM
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A dispute over the likelihood of another "300" sequel ended with a young man dead.

Why BuzzFeed Hired Its First Critic

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 20, 2014 10:59 AM
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The viral site's entertainment editor explains why criticism can be as "shareable" as a GIF or a quiz.

Indiewire's Alison Willmore Becomes BuzzFeed's First Film Critic

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 19, 2014 11:00 AM
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That the viral behemoth thinks there's a place for criticism in the new media economy is heartening news.
More: Television

Can Women Save Film Criticism -- and Is It Worth Saving?

  • By Tomris Laffly
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  • March 11, 2014 1:26 PM
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A panel featuring Slate's Dana Stevens, the New York Post's Farran Smith Nehme and other prominent female critics debates whether the system is worth breaking into or is simply broken.

SundanceNOW's Blog Shuts Its Doors -- For Now

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 7, 2014 1:35 PM
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Nick Pinkerton's last "Bombast" column serves as a farewell for the site's long-running, deep-diving editorial content.

New York Times Movie Reviews, $11,000 a Pop

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 7, 2014 9:32 AM
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  • 8 Comments
When a Manhattan theater openly offers to help filmmakers game the system, it might be time for the New York Times to rethink its policy of reviewing every movie that opens in the five boroughs.

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