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Criticwire

Is Michael Bay "The Most Important Director in Hollywood"?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 9, 2014 10:04 AM
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  • 12 Comments
Love them or hate them — or both — Michael Bay's movies can no longer be ignored.

Watch: Film Critics Try to Say Something Good About Michael Bay

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 7, 2014 1:17 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Five critics tried to put their best spin on "Transformers: Age of Extinction." They really did.

Criticwire Survey: A Michael Bay-ferendum

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 30, 2014 1:58 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Is Michael Bay an artist or a threat to cinema? And what, if any, purpose do critics have with regard to a movie like "Transformers: Age of Extinction"?

Division Division: 'Pain & Gain'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • May 1, 2013 4:04 PM
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  • 0 Comments
On both sides of the critical divide of this polarizing Michael Bay movie.

The Internet Troll of Filmmakers

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 26, 2013 5:04 PM
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  • 5 Comments
At this point, he's either he's willfully dumb or he's purposefully trolling us all.

Of Turtles and Men: The Rush to Judge Movies Before They're Made

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 27, 2012 7:29 PM
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  • 8 Comments
Michael Bay's plans for a new "Ninja Turtles" movie have pissed off fans before it's even been made.