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Profiles in Criticism: Anne Thompson

  • By Katie Kilkenny
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  • January 27, 2014 2:37 PM
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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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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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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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In a New York Times interview, the ousted former chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle blames his enemies.

Meet the Indiewire | Sundance Institute Film Criticism Fellows for 2014

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 16, 2014 11:37 AM
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Six aspiring critics will spend the festival in Park City, courtesy of the Roger Ebert Scholarship for Film Criticism. Here's what they're looking forward to.

"Documentaries Were Medicine": An Oral History of 'Hoop Dreams'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 15, 2014 9:51 AM
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The subjects and creators of the movie about inner-city Chicago boys trying to break out through basketball recall how it changed the form, and their lives.

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