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Popular Cannes Winner 'Blue is the Warmest Color' Receives Chillier Criticism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 6, 2013 3:16 PM
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It was a hit with critics and it won the Palme d'Or, but Abdellatif Kechiche's film about young lesbian lovers is now receiving its first taste of backlash.

Division Division: 'Post Tenebras Lux'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • May 9, 2013 11:20 AM
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"Post Tenebras Lux" was booed when it premiered at Cannes last year. It went on to earn Carlos Reygadas the "Best Director" award. The unofficial awards of the Criticwire Network might go somewhat similarly.

Division Division: 'Pain & Gain'

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

Division Division: 'Simon Killer'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 18, 2013 10:02 AM
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Still haven't seen the latest from Antonio Campos? Reviews from members of our Criticwire network tell you why you should (or possibly shouldn't) seek it out.

Division Division: 'To The Wonder'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 10, 2013 1:50 PM
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"To The Wonder" may be getting the "Tree of Life" comparisons, but not the acclaim to match.

Division Division: 'The Place Beyond The Pines'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 3, 2013 1:46 PM
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The ambitious film has been compared to the idea of the "Great American Novel," but not all critics agree.

Division Division: 'Wrong'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • March 29, 2013 4:56 PM
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Quentin Dupieux's "Wrong" is attracting diverse critical reaction.

Division Division: 'The Comedy'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • March 22, 2013 6:30 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The Comedy: Disgusting portrayal of a privileged lifestyle or a critique of one?

Division Division: 'Reality'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • March 15, 2013 4:30 PM
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Matteo Garrone first became known to many of us when his 2008 film "Gomorrah" won the Grand Prix at Cannes. His next film, "Reality," which opens in New York today and Los Angeles next week, achieved the same feat, but has nonetheless proved itself to be somewhat divisive; the grade snapshot shows twice as many C's and half as many D's as A's. Critics agree on a handful of elements, particularly Alexandre Desplat's score and the strength of Aniello Arena's performance as Luciano, a newlywed who attempts to appear on the Italian version of "Big Brother" only to see his dreams and delusions consume him. Many of the differences, however, are in the preference of what we are told and how it is told to us. These questions of style versus substance run much deeper than a pull quote, so click on the name of an outlet to be linked to the full review, and keep an eye on the Criticwire page for "Reality."PRO: It makes a good companion piece with a great film!

Division Division: 'Oz: The Great and Powerful'

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • March 8, 2013 3:02 PM
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The most divisive movie of the week is the new film from director Sam Raimi.