Criticwire

From the Wire: The Lessons of 'John Carter'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 20, 2012 1:13 PM
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  • 10 Comments

From the Wire: An Intervention For Nicolas Cage

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 16, 2012 4:59 PM
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  • 0 Comments
"Please Nic! Put the paycheck down!"

Criticwire Picks: 'The Kid with a Bike' Headlines a Packed Weekend

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 14, 2012 6:15 PM
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Following in the path of "Attenberg" last week, the Dardennes Brothers' "The Kid with a Bike" is the Criticwire Pick of the Week.

The Top 10 Critics To Follow During SXSW (For Now)

  • By Eric Kohn
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  • March 9, 2012 2:37 PM
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Over the next week and a half, dozens of critics will report on the quality of films at this year's SXSW Film Festival, and so we've assembled this guide to a few of the reliable critical voices at this year's festival as a starting point.

From the Wire: "Sound of Noise" Delights in Different Ways

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 8, 2012 4:12 PM
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In reviews of films with musical elements, it's usually either the tunes or the telling that get the primary consideration.

Should "A Thousand Words" Get the "Margaret" Treatment?

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 8, 2012 2:33 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Development hell is a very real (and very hot) place. From time to time, a movie will garner a theatrical release long after the cameras stopped rolling and the picture has been locked. A delayed release doesn't always invite discrimination against quality, but does an audience need to know about it either way?

Criticwire Picks: "Attenberg" Highlights a Week of Fish, Cabins and Sonic Rebellions

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 7, 2012 1:00 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Fish diplomats, creepy cabin getaways and musical terrorists all figure into this week's new releases. Here's a look at some of the averages for new films rated by members of Indiewire's Criticwire Network.

From the Wire: Gilchrist on 'Tim and Eric'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 6, 2012 3:31 PM
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One critic finds value -- and Cameron Crowe parallels -- in the maligned cult comedy.

Ralph McQuarrie (1929-2012)

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 5, 2012 4:35 PM
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Remembering the most influential unknown film artist of the 20th century.

From the Wire: Ebert on 'Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 2, 2012 12:16 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Just one-half star for all that shrim? And is "Tim and Eric" the most divisive movie of the year so far?

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