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Criticwire Picks: 'The Do-Deca Pentathlon' Outlasts the Competition

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 4, 2012 12:51 PM
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In early March, when the Olympics were still months away, a different kind of athletic prowess made its debut at the South by Southwest Film Festival. “The Do-Deca Pentathlon,” a film by Jay and Mark Duplass, follows two brothers who attempt to create a definitive, 25-discipline event. As the second half of 2012 gets under way, that multifaceted show of competitive spirit is the Criticwire Pick of the Week.

Criticwire Picks: 'Marina Abramović' Doc Leads Slate of Sundance Vets

  • By Steve Greene
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  • June 13, 2012 1:38 PM
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Criticwire Picks: 'Safety Not Guaranteed' Tops This Week's New Releases

  • By Steve Greene
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  • June 6, 2012 1:05 PM
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While most media hype has been directed towards "Prometheus," another science fiction film has been voted our Criticwire Pick of the Week: "Safety Not Guaranteed," a romantic comedy about time travel, has received the highest score among Criticwire members this week.

Criticwire Picks: "5 Broken Cameras" Signals Good Week for Festival Docs

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 30, 2012 3:14 PM
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Criticwire Picks: Festival Hits 'Moonrise Kingdom' and 'Oslo, August' Top New Releases

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 24, 2012 1:38 AM
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With many moviegoers tuned to the news from Cannes this week, it's a light time for number of new U.S. releases. Appropriately, two former Cannes films are tied for the top score among our Criticwire members with B+ averages -- one that took the fast track to theaters and another that stopped at many different venues after opening a year ago.

Criticwire Picks: Russian Drama 'Elena' Celebrates Cannes-iversary

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 17, 2012 11:14 AM
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Twelve months after its premiere, Andrey Zvyagintsev's latest headlines the week of new releases.

Criticwire Picks: 'Sleepless Night' and a Paul Simon Doc

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 9, 2012 1:13 PM
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Amidst a solid weekend of new releases, "Sleepless Night" and "Under African Skies" lead the way with the highest averages.

Criticwire Picks: A Pair of Docs Lead the Way

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 2, 2012 2:52 PM
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Critics rarely seem to agree about the quality of documentaries. Perhaps it’s the volume of feedback or the way that buzz more gathers more easily around narrative features. Regardless, the two films with the highest averages this week break that trend.

Criticwire Picks: "Sound of My Voice" is Ready to Initiate

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 25, 2012 4:55 PM
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Last year, actress Brit Marling co-wrote and starred in “Another Earth,” a film that opened in theaters a year after premiering at Sundance. The pattern continues nine months later with “Sound of My Voice,” a mysterious offering that’s actually rated higher than its 2011 Park City counterpart. With an "A-" average, it’s Criticwire’s Pick of the Week.

Criticwire Picks: A Pair of Korean Films Take the Top Spots

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 18, 2012 2:03 PM
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This weekend’s newest offerings in theaters and on-demand are a tad more modest than past weeks. There’s no hyped-up meta-movie or Oscar-nominated foreign film. But there’s one release that has distinguished itself as our Criticwire pick of the week.