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Criticwire at the Toronto International Film Festival: At the Halfway Point What's a Hit and What's a Miss?

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 12, 2012 10:53 AM
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As grade averages from the first half of TIFF 2012 have coming in, we gather some of the notables, complete with excerpts from reviews from Criticwire members.

Criticwire Picks: 'Beauty is Embarrassing' and 'Detropia' Highlight Another Strong Week for Docs

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 6, 2012 1:45 PM
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Criticwire Picks: 'Chicken with Plums' is a Successful Return to Iran

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 30, 2012 10:00 AM
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The duo behind "Persepolis" returns with another critical success, this time with an original screenplay focusing on an Iran-set story.

Criticwire Picks: The Visuals of 'Samsara' Propel It Ahead of Strong Field

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 22, 2012 1:47 PM
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Chalk up another victory for the documentary. "Samsara," the new film from director Ron Fricke, begins its national tour of sorts on Friday with a solid string of advance reviews. Even against heavy competition, this feast-for-the-eyes doc currently has a B+ average among Criticwire grading members, good enough to secure its place as the Pick of the Week.

Criticwire Picks: 'Side by Side' Keeps Digital vs. Film at the Top

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 16, 2012 12:58 PM
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Two of the best-reviewed films of 2012's first half make their way to theaters this weekend, but it's the industry-centric documentary that takes this week's top spot.

Criticwire Picks: Renner and 'Bourne Legacy' Draw Favorable Early Returns

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 8, 2012 1:23 PM
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"The Bourne Legacy" wins favor among Indiewire's Criticwire Network participants.

Chris Rock Doesn't Care What Critics Say; Prefers 'Grown Ups' to 'The Artist'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 1, 2012 1:03 PM
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"'Grown Ups' is better than 'The Artist,' and it’s better than 'The Artist' ’cause the audience says so."
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The Original 'Total Recall' -- Classic or Crap?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 31, 2012 11:13 AM
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Get your ass to Mars. Or at least click through and read the piece.

Criticwire Picks: 'Searching for Sugar Man' Finds Strong Feedback

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 26, 2012 8:54 AM
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Continuing the recent trend of high performing documentaries, the saga of 1970s folk singer Rodriguez leads this week's upcoming releases.

Criticwire Picks: Forget 'The Dark Knight.' Another Billionaire Movie Tops This Week's List

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 18, 2012 2:40 PM
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When deciding which movie to go see in theaters, some weekends it’s best to just pull a name out of a hat. According to members of our Criticwire Network, you have plenty of solid options this week. The upcoming quintet of new releases hitting theaters in the days to come all have averages of a B- or higher. But, although one of the five has garnered an unbelievable amount of attention for its advance notices -- that would be a scrawny little movie called "The Dark Knight Rises" -- it’s another film about a troubled billionaire that has earned our overall top spot: With a B+ average, the Sundance documentary “The Queen of Versailles” is our Criticwire Pick of the week.