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'Inside Llewyn Davis' Wins the National Society of Film Critics' Top Prize

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 4, 2014 4:12 PM
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  • 6 Comments
Joel and Ethan Coen scored their first major U.S. victory at the close of the critics awards season, winning Best Picture and Best Director.

Vulture Bids Good Riddance to the Worst Movies of 2013

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 31, 2013 1:24 PM
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  • 13 Comments
Vulture's Critics Poll picks the worst of the worst.

'Scandal' and the Year of the Female TV Antihero

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 27, 2013 9:56 AM
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  • 5 Comments
Walter White notwithstanding, TV wasn't the year the antihero died, but the familiar character was reborn in a new (skirt) suit.

How Ebert Chose His Top 10

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 26, 2013 9:40 AM
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  • 3 Comments
The late critic's wife, Chaz, writes about how Roger chose his annual list, and suggests some films that might have been on it this year.

Criticwire Survey: Best Non-2013 Culture of 2013

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 23, 2013 9:25 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Top 10 lists filed, the Criticwire Survey looks back on the best non-new things we discovered in 2013.

'Enlightened' Edges 'Breaking Bad' For Top Spot on The A.V. Club's Long List of TV Faves

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 20, 2013 9:37 AM
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  • 0 Comments
A Top 15 plus 25 honorable mentions reflected a banner year for great TV.

'Voice' Poll Crowns the Wrong Actor; Ejiofor Edges Isaac in Updated Totals

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 19, 2013 9:50 AM
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Two ballots misspelled Chiwetel Ejiofor's given name, which let Oscar Isaac sneak out a win.

'Act of Killing,' 'Stories We Tell' Lead Nonfics' First Documentary Poll

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 18, 2013 3:54 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The site's first poll of documentary makers and critics also placed 'Leviathan,' 'Blackfish' and 'Room 237' in its Top 10.

The Voice Film Poll: 'Llewyn Davis,' '12 Years a Slave,' 'Before Midnight' Win Big

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 18, 2013 12:40 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Acting honors went to Oscar Isaac, Adele Exarchopoulos, Lupita N'yongo and James Franco.

'Breaking Bad' Crushes the Competition in HitFix's TV Poll

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 17, 2013 12:18 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Every other show was in a battle for second.