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The 'Frozen' Short 'Get a Horse!' Insults the Disney History It Intends to Homage

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 29, 2013 10:16 AM
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  • 62 Comments
Breaking out of 2D black-and-white to 3D color, the short attached to Disney's 'Frozen' is the Poochie of Oscar contenders.

Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Doesn't Measure Up to Park Chan-wook's

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 27, 2013 1:46 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Spike Lee's latest film owes much to its 2003 predecessor, and that level of adaptation is an inescapable part of the reviews that hit the web yesterday.

Ahab Hoberman Throws His Latest Barb at the Coen Brothers

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 25, 2013 3:20 PM
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  • 13 Comments
J. Hoberman is one of the finest working critics, but when it comes to Joel and Ethan Coen, he's too mad to see straight.

How Do You Turn Someone On To Classic Film?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 25, 2013 1:56 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Tips on converting newbies from the Self-Styled Siren and her posse.

Hell Hath No 'Fury': New York Times Admits Other Countries Have DVDs Too

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 22, 2013 4:29 PM
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  • 0 Comments
In a guest column, Glenn Kenny compares the U.S. and U.K. versions of Brian De Palma's 'The Fury'

The Revolutionary Style of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 22, 2013 3:38 PM
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  • 1 Comment
In 'The Hunger Games' much-improved sequel, the seeds of rebellion are sown through fashion.

Who Will Save the Midwest From Alexander Payne?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 15, 2013 4:18 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' revives the perennial charges that the Omaha native holds the Midwest in contempt -- nearly always leveled by critics from the coasts.

CinemaScore F-estival Honors Great Movies "Real People" Hate

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 15, 2013 10:27 AM
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  • 5 Comments
Only eight movies have earned an F from the audience-rating service. That's as good a reason as any to see them.

'Catching Fire' Catches On: First Reviews of 'Hunger Games' Sequel

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 12, 2013 1:11 PM
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  • 0 Comments
First reviews says the 'Hunger Games' trilogy's new director takes it just where it needs to go.

Does 'Dallas Buyers Club's Exceptional Protagonist Distort History?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 8, 2013 4:31 PM
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  • 3 Comments
'Dallas Buyers Club' takes criticism for representing the AIDS crisis through a straight protagonist.

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