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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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"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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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."

Criticwire Picks: "The House I Live In" Headlines a Packed, Promising Weekend

  • By Steve Greene
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  • October 3, 2012 1:19 PM
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Eugene Jarecki's look at America's drug war tops a full and varied list of critical successes finally making their way to theaters.

Fantastic Fest Review: 'Sightseers'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 28, 2012 12:37 PM
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  • 1 Comment
A review of one of Fantastic Fest 2012's surprise screenings.

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