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First 'Django' Reviews Unchained From Their Embargo

  • By Matt Singer
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  • December 12, 2012 12:58 AM
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The new film from Quentin Tarantino is a hit with critics.

Criticwire Picks: Like 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'? 'Tchoupitoulas' is Another Successful Trip to New Orleans

  • By Steve Greene
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  • December 7, 2012 11:22 AM
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Months after "Beasts of the Southern Wild" reached its theatrical apex, Criticwire Picks returns to the Crescent City to look at the extremely positive reactions to the Ross Brothers' new documentary. Plus: a new documentary available on Netflix Instant, possible future successes with audiences and another "A+" film from the past.

Criticwire Picks: "Beware of Mr. Baker" Delivers Another Music Doc Hit, Plus: Netflix Docs, Fan Picks & More

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 30, 2012 9:38 AM
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Another 2012 documentary of a musical enigma finds its way into Criticwire Picks this week. Also, we single out a documentary on Netflix that has gained traction among Indiewire's Criticwire members.

Early 'Zero Dark Thirty' Reviews Suggest a Bright Future For the Film With Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 26, 2012 11:31 AM
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  • 1 Comment
"If 'Argo' and 'United 93' had a baby, it would be 'Zero Dark Thirty.'"

Criticwire Picks: 'Rust and Bone,' 'Bad 25' and 'Central Park Five' Top a Crowded Holiday Weekend

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 21, 2012 10:13 AM
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Another literary adaptation tops this week's new releases, but a pair of Thanksgiving Day documentaries tie in second place.

Criticwire Picks: "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Anna Karenina" Mark Great Week for Literary Adaptations, Plus: Top Fan Grades

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 16, 2012 8:01 AM
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  • 3 Comments
Although their source novels were released thirteen decades apart, both films have fared well with pre-release reviews and festival runs. Also this week: a look at a few documentaries in theaters and on Netflix plus what film has the Criticwire Fan Seal of Approval.

Criticwire Picks: Surprise! It's 'Skyfall.' Plus: How To Avoid 'Starlet' Spoilers

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 7, 2012 3:47 PM
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We knew from the first wave of "Skyfall" reviews that this film would be a positive entry into the Bond canon. Weeks later, it's the current pick of the week for this week's roundup of activity among critics in the Criticwire network.

'Cloud Atlas' Sharply (and Kind of Weirdly) Divides Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 26, 2012 1:31 PM
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  • 1 Comment
They generally agree about what this sci-fi epic is -- they just can't agree whether they like it or not.

The Screening List and Highlights From Wednesday's Andrew Sarris Memorial Service (Video)

  • By Eric Kohn
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  • October 26, 2012 11:14 AM
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Watch clips from the films chosen to honor the memory of the late film critic.

Nothing Surfaces: Cristian Mungiu's 'Beyond the Hills'

  • By Fariha Roisin
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  • October 22, 2012 2:31 PM
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  • 1 Comment
A Critics Academy investigation of a "perilous but rewarding film."

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