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Veteran Writers Bring Fresh Perspective With New Site, Critics a Go Go

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 15, 2013 12:34 PM
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Veterans critics are doing their own thing all over the place these days. Last week brought the launch of The Dissolve; now, Peter Keough, of the dearly departed Boston Phoenix, and Henry Sheehan, whose past outlets include the L.A. Reader and the Orange County Register, are trading cross-country posts at Critics a Go Go.

'The Newsroom' Season 2 Promises Less and Delivers It

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 15, 2013 12:13 AM
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The season-spanning story is designed to seem ambitious, but this Newsroom feels like a scaled-down show; there's less egregious overreach, but nothing's come in to replace it. It’s a tamed beast, no longer the unicorn of absurdity it once was. It's less of a disappointment, but mainly because we know not to get our hopes up now.

Do Summer Movies Suffer From Multiple Climax Syndrome?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 12, 2013 3:41 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Summer blockbusters keep getting bigger, but is there a better way?

Is 'Orange Is the New Black' the Year's Best New Show?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 11, 2013 1:09 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Is this women-in-prison series the year's best new show?

Rex Reed Still World's Worst Film Critic

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 10, 2013 10:22 AM
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  • 32 Comments
The movie reviews of Rex Reed inspire fierce debate: Questions like, Is he the worst critic alive, or the worst critic in history? Is he a terrible writer, or a terrible person who happens to write? Is he a a greater waste of column inches or oxygen?

Channel Guide: The Bridge

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 10, 2013 9:00 AM
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Reviews of FX's The Bridge are (near-)united in praise for Demian Bechir's performance and for the show's exploration of its border territory.

Forbidden Rolling Stones Documentary Makes Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll Look Like a Drag

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 9, 2013 12:44 PM
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With the Rolling Stones scouring their vaults and releasing every alternate mix and scrap of arcana as a high-priced collector's item, it's hard to believe there's anything left unissued. But as Jack Hamilton writes at Slate, there's one piece of Stones history that remains resolutely off-limits: Robert Frank's 1972 documentary Cocksucker Blues, which Hamilton calls "the most famous rock-and-roll movie that barely anyone has ever seen, the lost chord of the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band."

Channel Guide: Gasland Part II

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 8, 2013 3:50 PM
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Is Josh Fox's sequel to Gasland worth tuning in?

Does It Matter If Women Make Superhero Movies?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 8, 2013 3:15 PM
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  • 6 Comments
Would women making superhero movies change Hollywood? Or would it change them?

Critics Battle Over 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 8, 2013 11:27 AM
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  • 3 Comments

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