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From the Wire: A Next-Gen Film Criticism Symposium

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 8, 2013 3:45 PM
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A sampling of critics under the age of 35 talk about what it means to be a film critic in 2013.

Study Finds Angry Comments Shape Readers' Interpretations of Online Stories

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 8, 2013 12:10 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Rude Internet commenters aren't just lowering the level of discourse for all of us -- they're also shaping the way we think.

From the Wire: Book Critic Apologizes For His "Bitter" Reviews

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 7, 2013 5:53 PM
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Alexander Nazaryan admits that when he trashed some books in The Village Voice what he was really doing was venting his frustrations about his own struggling career as a novelist.

From the Wire: R.I.P. The Romantic Comedy (1932-2013)

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 4, 2013 4:26 PM
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  • 6 Comments
One critic nails down a pretty compelling reason why the genre's gone to the dogs.

Why I Hate Deleted Scenes

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 28, 2013 12:02 PM
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  • 4 Comments
And the dice roll of filmmaking.

From the Wire: Sundance Film Critics Accused of Anti-Female Bias

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 25, 2013 5:20 PM
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  • 4 Comments
The Nation says critics "paid less sustained and thoughtful attention to the films’ craft" when said films were made by women rather than men.

From the Wire: Why We Love John McClane

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 21, 2013 5:23 PM
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He is the rare action hero who is an agent of chaos, rather than order.

From the Wire: Film Critics Blamed For Gun Violence, Onscreen and Off

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 20, 2013 6:19 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Film critics, man.

From the Wire: Schwarzbaum on a Film Critic's Mission

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 19, 2013 12:58 PM
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"Read with an open mind, watch movies with an open mind, and use the places where we diverge as inspiration for an ongoing conversation about this ever-changing medium we love together."

From the Wire: When Spoilers Become Selling Points

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 15, 2013 7:03 PM
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The end of "Safe Haven" sounds so bonkers, I almost want to see it.