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Roger Ebert, In His Own Words, on the Education of a Film Critic

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 5, 2013 1:50 PM
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Ebert, in his own words, describes how he discovered many classic films, in this essay from Emanuel Levy's book, "Citizen Sarris: American Film Critic."

Nick Pinkerton Leaves The Village Voice

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 21, 2013 12:40 PM
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And he calls the company that owns the paper "a dumb, wanton, soulless, and wicked corporate entity."

Honoring Andrew Sarris and Rejecting Steven Spielberg at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 8, 2013 10:58 AM
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Kathryn Bigelow called Andrew Sarris a "mentor" and Steven Spielberg read a letter Daniel Day-Lewis sent him turning down "Lincoln."

Watch the Full Andrew Sarris Memorial

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 1, 2012 3:19 PM
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This tribute at the Walter Reade Theater in New York City includes speeches by Kent Jones and David Thomson.

The Screening List and Highlights From Wednesday's Andrew Sarris Memorial Service (Video)

  • By Eric Kohn
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  • October 26, 2012 11:14 AM
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Watch clips from the films chosen to honor the memory of the late film critic.

The Criticwire Survey: Underrated Auteurs

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 2, 2012 9:43 AM
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This week the critics tell us who readers would be most surprised to find in in their personal pantheon of great directors.

An Andrew Sarris Primer

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 22, 2012 9:33 AM
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If you haven't read the work of the late critic Andrew Sarris, here are some good places to begin.

Film Critics Remember Andrew Sarris

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 21, 2012 9:41 AM
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All over the Internet, critics are honoring a great critic with heartfelt appreciations -- and we've got links to as many of them as we could find.

Andrew Sarris (1928-2012)

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 20, 2012 2:44 PM
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The legendary Village Voice and New York Observer critic was 83.