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John Waters' Top 10: Almodovar, Woody Allen and Late-Term Abortionists

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 2, 2013 12:49 PM
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The Pope of Trash caps 2013 with a characteristically wide-ranging list of favorite films.

'Act of Killing,' 'Gravity' Lead Sight & Sound's Top 10 for 2013

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 29, 2013 11:55 AM
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  • 6 Comments
The British Film Institute's house publication weighs in with its best of the year.

The 'Frozen' Short 'Get a Horse!' Insults the Disney History It Intends to Homage

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 29, 2013 10:16 AM
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  • 70 Comments
Breaking out of 2D black-and-white to 3D color, the short attached to Disney's 'Frozen' is the Poochie of Oscar contenders.

Is 'Philomena' Anti-Catholic? The Real Judi Dench Says "No."

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 27, 2013 5:12 PM
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  • 4 Comments
The New York Post accused the awards contender of attacking Catholics and Republicans. The woman whose life it's based on begs to differ.

GoldieBlox Wants to Teach Our Daughters to Be Engineers. Can We Teach Them to Respect Art, Too?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 26, 2013 1:01 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The toy company wants to teach our daughters to be engineers. Can we teach them to respect art, too?

Cahiers du Cinema's Best of 2013

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 26, 2013 10:20 AM
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  • 2 Comments
The storied French journal gets a jump on the list-making season with a typically surprising Top 10.

How Do You Turn Someone On To Classic Film?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 25, 2013 1:56 PM
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Tips on converting newbies from the Self-Styled Siren and her posse.

Criticwire Survey: Cultural Gift Guide

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 25, 2013 8:56 AM
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  • 1 Comment
What are Criticwire's members giving this year?

Hell Hath No 'Fury': New York Times Admits Other Countries Have DVDs Too

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 22, 2013 4:29 PM
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In a guest column, Glenn Kenny compares the U.S. and U.K. versions of Brian De Palma's 'The Fury'

Critic Tells Sarah Silverman to Watch Her Mouth; Internet Tells Him Where to Stick It.

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 21, 2013 11:45 AM
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  • 16 Comments
Variety's Brian Lowry offered Sarah Silverman some friendly career advice in his review of her new HBO special.