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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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  • 0 Comments
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.

On the Academy Awards and Kim Novak's Face

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 3, 2014 4:25 PM
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  • 17 Comments
Mocking Kim Novak for succumbing to the image industry's pressures isn't fair. But it might be better than letting it slide.

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...

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