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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.

Criticwire Picks: 'Cabin in the Woods' Tops a Busy Weekend

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 11, 2012 12:55 PM
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At least among members of Indiewire's Criticwire Network, "The Cabin in the Woods" is one of the best reviewed movies so far this year. The only catch is that most critics don't want to spoil it.

The Top 5 Criticwire Recommendations from ND/NF 2012

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 4, 2012 12:41 PM
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If there’s one thing that New Directors/New Films had trouble doing this year, it was generating a consensus. Out of the films that screened as part of this year’s festival, 12 received both A's and F's from critics who attended screenings at the MoMA/Film Society of Lincoln Center series, which concluded on Thursday.

Criticwire Picks: Stillman's 'Damsels in Distress' Mostly Worth the Wait

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 4, 2012 11:27 AM
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Fourteen years after "The Last Days of Disco," Whit Stillman has a movie in theaters again. And critics generally like it. With a "B" average from Indiewire's Criticwire Network, "Damsels in Distress" is this week’s Criticwire Pick of the Week.

Criticwire Picks: 'The Kid with a Bike' Headlines a Packed Weekend

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 14, 2012 6:15 PM
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Following in the path of "Attenberg" last week, the Dardennes Brothers' "The Kid with a Bike" is the Criticwire Pick of the Week.

VODetails: 'Echotone,' A Documentary About the Influence of SXSW

  • By Eric Kohn
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  • March 9, 2012 3:24 PM
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SXSW is here! And so's a documentary about its impact on Austin's creative class.
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From the Wire: "Sound of Noise" Delights in Different Ways

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 8, 2012 4:12 PM
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In reviews of films with musical elements, it's usually either the tunes or the telling that get the primary consideration.

Should "A Thousand Words" Get the "Margaret" Treatment?

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 8, 2012 2:33 PM
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Development hell is a very real (and very hot) place. From time to time, a movie will garner a theatrical release long after the cameras stopped rolling and the picture has been locked. A delayed release doesn't always invite discrimination against quality, but does an audience need to know about it either way?

Criticwire Picks: "Attenberg" Highlights a Week of Fish, Cabins and Sonic Rebellions

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 7, 2012 1:00 PM
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Fish diplomats, creepy cabin getaways and musical terrorists all figure into this week's new releases. Here's a look at some of the averages for new films rated by members of Indiewire's Criticwire Network.