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Variety's Claudia Eller on Why the Veteran Pub is Adding Critics When Others Are Cutting Back

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 30, 2013 11:37 AM
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The veteran movie-industry publication's film editor, Claudia Eller, explains why they're beefing up their critics' ranks when others are cutting back.

Do Critics Understand Documentaries?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 29, 2013 10:58 AM
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At a panel from the True/False Film Festival, critics weigh in on whether film criticism has kept pace with the steady growth of documentary film.

Cinema in the Round: The World's First 270-Degree Movie

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 28, 2013 4:31 PM
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A new format called ScreenX promises images that envelop viewers on all sides. But how easy is it to watch?

Criticwire Survey: Off-Camera Info

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 28, 2013 9:21 AM
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Should critics only review what's on the screen? Or is what goes on behind the camera as much a part of the story as the film itself?

"By Any Means Necessary": Dave Kehr Goes From Critic to Curator

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 24, 2013 4:35 PM
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The veteran critic talks about moving to New York's Museum of Modern Art, and the need to preserve film history "by any means necessary."

Should Teenagers See 'Blue Is the Warmest Color'? A.O. Scott's Has, Twice.

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 24, 2013 11:26 AM
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New York Times critic A.O. Scott calms the controversy by revealing his teenage daughter has seen the sexually explicit coming-of-age movie. Twice.

Why Discussing '12 Years a Slave's Cinematography Is Better Than a "Conversation on Race"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 21, 2013 1:51 PM
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Rather than a nebulous "national conversation," '12 Years a Slave' sparks a discussion about racial bias built into the machinery of filmmaking itself.

Criticwire Survey: Lousy Film, Great Soundtrack

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 21, 2013 10:12 AM
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From 'TRON: Legacy' to 'Revenge of the Sith,' critics pick movies that don't measure up to their music.

'No Eulogies' Resurrects 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 18, 2013 4:51 PM
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'No Eulogies' aims to make Andrew Dominik's Brad Pitt-starring 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford' a repertory staple.

New York Film Critics Circle Adds Four, Including Indiewire's Eric Kohn

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 16, 2013 1:48 PM
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Graham Fuller, Rafer Guzman and Farran Smith Nehme also join the storied critics' organization's ranks.