Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Criticwire

In 'Jealousy' and 'Bucharest,' Actors' Romances Cause Performance Anxiety

  • October 7, 2013 1:08 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Philippe Garrel's 'Jealousy'
New films from Philippe Garrel and Corneliu Poromboiu wonder whether love is just an act.

'A Touch of Sin,' 'Burning Bush' and the Violent Cost of Change

  • By Greg Cwik
  • |
  • October 4, 2013 4:21 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
In Jia Zhang-ke's China and Agniezska Holland's Czechoslovakia, political change comes at a bloody cost.

In Joanna Hogg's 'Exhibition,' Echoes of Mumblecore and David Lynch

  • October 4, 2013 9:10 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
The three films in the New York Film Festival's "Emerging Artist: Joanna Hogg" are sometimes mundane, sometimes bizarre, but always feature Tom Hiddleston.

'Gravity's Companion Short Is a Masterpiece As Well. Too Bad You Can't See It.

  • By Sam Adams
  • |
  • October 3, 2013 4:03 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
A seven-minute short called 'Aningaaq' serves as a worthy companion to the much-lauded 'Gravity,' but apart from the lucky few who saw it at film festivals, most viewers will have to wait for the DVD.

John Goodman: The Coen Brothers' Common Man

  • By Greg Cwik
  • |
  • October 3, 2013 1:47 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
With 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' John Goodman adds another chapter to a long collaboration with the Coen brothers.

The A.V. Club's Todd VanDerWerff on the State of TV Criticism

  • By Sam Adams
  • |
  • October 2, 2013 12:53 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
A.V. Club TV Editor Todd VanDerWerff talks about why he added long-form reviews to the site's well-read recaps, and how TV criticism is changing across the board.

Mark Kermode, 21st Century Film Criticism and the Fruitful Instability of Online Reputations

  • By Sam Adams
  • |
  • October 2, 2013 9:21 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Negative reviews get people's attention, but in veteran U.K. critic Mark Kermode's forthcoming book, he argues that critics expose themselves more when they go to bat for a film, and it's the size of the risk -- not the outlet they write for -- that separates critics worth reading from those who aren't.

Was 'Breaking Bad's Finale Too "Tidy"?

  • By Sam Adams
  • |
  • September 30, 2013 2:53 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Reaction to 'Breaking Bad's finale episode splits between those who found it satisfying and those who found it a little too much so.

With "Felina," 'Breaking Bad' Goes Out With a Bang, or Several

  • By Sam Adams
  • |
  • September 30, 2013 12:06 PM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
The series about a meth-dealing chemistry teacher comes to a thoroughly satisfying, if by definition anticlimactic, end.

'Breaking Bad' Watch: In "Granite State" Walt Starts a New Life, But the Old One's Not Done With Him

  • By Sam Adams
  • |
  • September 23, 2013 1:34 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Walt gets a new life in a New Hampshire cabin, but the mess he left behind keeps getting messier.