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First Reviews: 'The Purge: Anarchy'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 17, 2014 2:45 PM
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Shades of John Carpenter in the sequel to "The Purge," with a standout performance by Frank Grillo

Criticwire Classic of the Week: Buster Keaton's 'The General'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 14, 2014 12:34 PM
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Revisiting Buster Keaton's 1926 stunt spectacular.

As the Central Couple Comes Into Sharper Focus, 'Masters of Sex' Amps Up the Acclaim for Season 2

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 13, 2014 8:14 PM
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The primary couple in "Masters of Sex" continues to be the main attraction, but the show around them seems to have improved going into Season 2.

Why the 'Planet of the Apes' Franchise Makes the Marvel Universe Look Simple

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 11, 2014 12:43 PM
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Over the course of the past decade and a half, the "Planet of the Apes" series has turned the reboot sequel from a threat into a promise.

Season 2's an Improvement, But Reviews for 'The Bridge' Paint a Show Still Searching for a Center

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 9, 2014 2:19 PM
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Season 2 of the Scandinavian import premieres tonight - here's the cautious optimism being offered by some of the top TV critics for the newest batch of episodes.

The Case for Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 8, 2014 3:33 PM
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Melissa McCarthy's movie stiffed at the box office and got lousy reviews — but it's generating some of the most interesting discussion around.

The Personal Side of 'Life Itself' Reviews

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 3, 2014 4:54 PM
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When critics write about "Life Itself," they're writing about how Roger Ebert inspired them, befriended them, and taught them how to live.

Rex Reed Still Hates Melissa McCarthy, Fat People

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 3, 2014 2:46 PM
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The critic, who called McCarthy a "hippo" in his "Identity Thief" review, says he gave her new movie the benefit of the doubt. We disagree.

Move Over, 'Transformers': Your Fourth of July Blockbuster Is 'Snowpiercer'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 3, 2014 1:46 PM
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Don't see this post-apocalyptic action movie because it needs your support. See it because it's great.

Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy' Is Likable, and Not Much Else

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 1, 2014 3:55 PM
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Melissa McCarthy calls in some impressive favors, but her star vehicle never gets out of second gear.