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Is 'Dead Poets Society' Ruining Our Schools?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • February 20, 2014 12:24 PM
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  • 9 Comments
Okay, it's not. But its vision of the humanities makes them awfully hard to defend.

'Wolf of Wall Street' Crowned All-Time F-Bomb Champion

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 8, 2014 10:02 AM
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  • 4 Comments
Taking one -- or 500-plus -- for the team, a writer counts all the f-bombs in Scorsese's sweary epic.

The Greatest Quote Whore of All Time Will Make You Laugh, Make You Cry and Make You Think

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 3, 2014 10:38 AM
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  • 1 Comment
eFilmCritic regularly "honors" the critics most willing to furnish studios with poster-ready quotes, but this year, one is in a category all his own.

Netflix's 77,000 "Alt-Genres"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 2, 2014 3:19 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Care to pick from "Irreverent Reunited Lovers Werewolf Movies" tonight? The Atlantic breaks down how Netflix micro-organizes its titles.

A Film Critic Reached Out for Help in Hard Times. What Happened Next Will (Genuinely) Restore Your Faith in Humanity

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 2, 2014 9:28 AM
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  • 1 Comment
With rent coming due and no way to pay, Craig D. Lindsey asked for assistance. He got much more than that.

The 'Wolf of Wall Street' Debate in a Single Tweet

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 30, 2013 2:11 PM
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  • 11 Comments
Many great words have been written about Martin Scorsese's epic of debauchery, but it only takes 140 characters to sum them up.

'Frozen' Doesn't Treat Its Audience Like Children. Good.

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 30, 2013 12:26 PM
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  • 15 Comments
Some critics are concerned the Disney movie may be too sophisticated or unsettling for children. They are wrong.

Letters to the Library of Congress: Viewers' Passionate, Personal Suggestions for the National Film Registry

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 26, 2013 1:58 PM
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  • 0 Comments
A staffer at the Library of Congress digs into the archives to show how people suggest movies for permanent preservation.

Meet the Real Star of '12 Years a Slave': Brad Pitt's Floating Head

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 26, 2013 12:44 PM
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  • 13 Comments
Lionsgate is asking the film's Italian distributors to stop using posters that reduce the film's black subject to a visual footnote.

The Dissolve's Movie of the Year Is 'Her'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 19, 2013 9:37 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Spike Jonze's futuristic romance topped the first year-end list from Pitchfork's movie-focused sister site.