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From the Wire: Netflix Turns Art into Math

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 4, 2013 2:58 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Every time you pick something to watch, every time you pause or stop or pick something else, Netflix is watching.

From the Wire: Eff Deliberate Mediocrity

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 31, 2013 10:54 AM
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  • 1 Comment
On why a D- is actually a worse rating than an F.

From the Wire: A Nun and a Film Critic

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 29, 2013 2:45 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Rose Pacatte, a nun of the Daughters of St. Paul, covered the Sundance Film Festival for The National Catholic Reporter.

Steven Soderbergh Doesn't Read Reviews; Compares Film Criticism to Air Guitar

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 28, 2013 1:14 PM
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  • 0 Comments
He says critics readings of films are "very superficial."

From the Wire: Jonathan Rosenbaum on the State of Film Criticism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 25, 2013 2:27 PM
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  • 1 Comment
"Film criticism can’t and should never be restricted to reviews."

From the Wire: You Gotta See 'Mama'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 23, 2013 1:22 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Don't let this beautiful and smart horror movie get lost like its wayward characters.

From the Wire: In-Theater Cell Phone Use Epidemic Spreads to Sundance

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 22, 2013 3:19 PM
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  • 11 Comments
And can it be stopped?

From the Wire: Movie Ad Quotes Random People on Twitter

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 17, 2013 1:38 PM
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  • 1 Comment
"Mark Wahlberg is a bad ass!" raves someone who hasn't seen "Broken City" yet.

From the Wire: An Internet Activist's Film Criticism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 15, 2013 11:43 AM
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  • 0 Comments
The Reddit co-founder wrote film criticism on his blog.

From the Wire: How to Write Negative Criticism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 10, 2013 4:15 PM
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  • 1 Comment
With Oscar nominations come Oscar reactions, where people tell you what movies were unfairly overlooked or foolishly overrated and why. People take these awards very seriously, and they can engender some strong feelings. If you see something today that drives you crazy -- whether it's a defense of "Zero Dark Thirty" or an assault on "Argo" -- and you want to respond to it, you may first want to read the new blog post by Vadim Rizov, a how-to guide to writing "fiery negative" criticism, specifically in reaction to other people's bogus arguments.