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REMINDER: Applications For Indiewire | Sundance Institute Fellowship For Film Criticism Due Thursday! Plus: Your Application Questions Answered

  • By Eric Kohn
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  • October 28, 2013 12:31 PM
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Since the initial call for applications at the beginning of this month, several would-applicants have written us with questions about their qualifications. Here are a few important pointers.

Attention Aspiring Film Critics: Indiewire Could Send You to the Sundance Film Festival Next Year

  • By Eric Kohn
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  • October 10, 2013 2:48 PM
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At Indiewire, we have long believed that claims of film criticism being a profession in decline were misguided. While certainly not the easiest job market (has it ever been?), the desire among young critics to follow their passion hasn't waned.

Veteran Writers Bring Fresh Perspective With New Site, Critics a Go Go

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 15, 2013 12:34 PM
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Veterans critics are doing their own thing all over the place these days. Last week brought the launch of The Dissolve; now, Peter Keough, of the dearly departed Boston Phoenix, and Henry Sheehan, whose past outlets include the L.A. Reader and the Orange County Register, are trading cross-country posts at Critics a Go Go.

Young Critics Respond to a "Stereotypical View"

  • By Ben Kenigsberg
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  • June 7, 2013 10:58 AM
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Cause For Celebration For Film Critics

  • By Vadim Rizov
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  • June 6, 2013 12:05 PM
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Vadim Rizov on how this week has given the critical hivemind cause for momentary celebration.

Matt Zoller Seitz Named New Editor of RogerEbert.com

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 4, 2013 1:06 PM
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The Vulture TV critic will edit and contribute reviews to the late film critic's website.

Study Finds Fewer Reviews Written By Female Critics Than Five Years Ago

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 24, 2013 11:16 AM
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According to a report at Variety, there's been a decline in the number of reviews written by female film critics in the last five years. Examining the results of a new study by Martha Lauzen of San Diego State University's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, Pat Saperstein says there are fewer working female critics today than there were five years ago, at least at the industry's top publications:

Two AP Film Critics Resign in One Week

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 13, 2013 11:24 AM
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Full-time film critic jobs are hard to come by under optimal circumstances -- and the state of print media these days makes these significantly less than optimal circumstances. So it's always sort of surprising to hear when a working film critic resigns. When a film critic leaves a job it's almost never their choice; it's typically a layoff or a buyout or a forced retirement. You get one of these positions, you hold on to it for dear life. Or maybe even harder than that.

Observer Film Critic Philip French Announces Retirement

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 6, 2013 12:02 PM
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After a fifty year career, French will file his last column this August.

A.O. Scott and David Denby Discuss the Fate of Film and Criticism in Tribeca Talk Series

  • By Erin Whitney
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  • April 26, 2013 3:38 PM
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On Wednesday, The Verge's Joshua Topolsky sat down with film critics A.O. Scott of The New York Times and David Denby of The New Yorker to discuss the big question looming over 2013: Is film dead?

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