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Who Killed The Woman's Picture?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 29, 2014 9:41 AM
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  • 10 Comments
Are romantic comedies dying because they're lousy, or because male-driven popular and critical culture ignores them?

Does Nicolas Cage Know What He's Doing?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 28, 2014 11:41 AM
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  • 0 Comments
A marathon of Cage's films reveals a method to his madness.

In 'The Voices' and 'Listen Up Philip,' Two Flavors of Sundance Misanthropy

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 24, 2014 3:36 PM
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  • 3 Comments
In 'Listen Up Philip' and 'The Voices,' Jason Schwartzman is a self-loathing novelist, and Ryan Reynold's cat tells him to kill.

J. Hoberman Opens His New York Times DVD Column With a Shot at The New York Times

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 24, 2014 11:37 AM
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  • 7 Comments
Lest anyone fear the longtime 'Voice' critic has lost his alt-weekly edge, he uses his review of Tarkovsky's 'Nostalghia' to shoot an arrow at his new employer.

With 'The Babadook' and 'Frank,' Sundance Launches Thrilling New Talents

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 18, 2014 6:33 PM
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In the space of five hours, Sundance 2014 went from a good festival to a great one.

How 'Los Angeles Plays Itself' and 'The Act of Killing' Find the Truth Through Movies

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 10, 2014 2:10 PM
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Two documentaries explore how we find ourselves through watching movies, and making them.

The 'Wolf of Wall Street' Debate in a Single Tweet

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 30, 2013 2:11 PM
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  • 11 Comments
Many great words have been written about Martin Scorsese's epic of debauchery, but it only takes 140 characters to sum them up.

'Frozen' Doesn't Treat Its Audience Like Children. Good.

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 30, 2013 12:26 PM
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  • 15 Comments
Some critics are concerned the Disney movie may be too sophisticated or unsettling for children. They are wrong.

How Ebert Chose His Top 10

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 26, 2013 9:40 AM
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  • 3 Comments
The late critic's wife, Chaz, writes about how Roger chose his annual list, and suggests some films that might have been on it this year.

Beyond "Documentary": The Year in Cinematic Nonfiction

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 24, 2013 10:42 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Robert Greene's Sight & Sound overview pushes the definition of documentary, leaving plenty to get excited about in 2014.
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