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Manohla Dargis on 'Her': Wrong on Pants, Wrong for America

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 18, 2013 11:28 AM
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  • 2 Comments
There will be time to debate the merits of Spike Jonze's futuristic love story. But for now, let's talk about those pants.

'Pulp Fiction,' 'The Quiet Man' Added to National Film Registry

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 18, 2013 9:59 AM
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  • 0 Comments
The Library of Congress announced 25 new titles for permanent preservation.

"The Dead Hand of Walt Disney": Harlan Ellison Reviews 'Saving Mr. Banks'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 17, 2013 5:26 PM
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  • 31 Comments
The author and lifelong Disney fan saw the Tom Hanks/Emma Thompson production, and he was not charmed.

Shia LaBeouf Loves Plagiarism, Irony

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 17, 2013 9:55 AM
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  • 1 Comment
LaBoeuf apologized for lifting much of his short film about an online film critic from a Daniel Clowes comic.

Richard Corliss' Roger Ebert Tribute: "He went out fighting, and writing."

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 12, 2013 3:13 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Time's critic says Ebert "went out fighting, and writing."

Debate Actually: Battle Lines Drawn for 'Love Actually' Showdown

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 12, 2013 12:25 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The bloody battle royale is set for 1 p.m. Eastern.

Dargis Cites 'The Counselor' and 'Rush' Among 2013's Best, Rails Against Box-Office Champs

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 11, 2013 2:04 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Another Top 15 (or 16) from a New York Times critic, including two movies that never played theaters.

Steven Soderbergh Has a Few Things to Say About Scorsese's 'After Hours,' Is a Fan of 'Smash'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 10, 2013 12:24 PM
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  • 4 Comments
The director posts an essay and his 2012 viewing log

RogerEbert.com Announces "Woman Power" Week Dedicated to Female Contributors

  • December 9, 2013 9:10 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Publisher Chaz Ebert announced the site would devote an entire week to female contributors.

First Reviews for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Hail a Big Improvement

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 7, 2013 10:07 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Initial notices for the sequel to 'An Unexpected Journey' say it's far superior to its little-loved predecessor.