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Who Criticizes the Critics? Existimatum, That's Who.

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 18, 2013 4:58 PM
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  • 10 Comments
A new site grades movies reviewers on their writing, and purports to separate the reliable from the un-.

The World Is Flat: How 'Elysium's Under-Imagined Dystopia Kills Its Would-Be Allegory

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 13, 2013 12:10 PM
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  • 2 Comments
The under-imagined world of Neil Blomkamp's sci-fi allegory kills any attempt at political commentary.

Does Series TV Have a 'Godfather' Problem?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 1, 2013 1:11 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Violent storylines and classic style have helped TV win respect. But is that formula holding the medium back?

The 'Threatening Fantasy' of 'Game of Thrones'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 31, 2013 4:31 PM
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  • 14 Comments
Maris Kreizman's essay asks troubling questions about the place of women in Game of Thrones' universe.

The 'C-Word' Is Cordial: Edgar Wright, 'The World's End' and the British Censors

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 31, 2013 4:05 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Edgar Wright asked the British Board of Film Classification how many times he could use the c-word without getting an R. The response was thorough.

Jerry Bruckheimer and 'The Con Air Effect'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 26, 2013 10:02 AM
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  • 1 Comment
"For films, the critic who loves 'My Dinner with Andre' is the same guy who is going to write a review on 'The Lone Ranger' and they're not gong to see the same movie. So, that's kind of what happens with movies."

From the Wire: In a World... of Trailer Articles

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 19, 2013 12:46 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Wired has a great series of articles on coming attractions.

From the Wire: CinemaScore and Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 18, 2013 12:32 PM
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  • 3 Comments
"Can you spare a few minutes? This allows you to be the critic."

From the Wire: Biskind's Welles at Lunch Book Sounds Delicious

  • By Jordan Hoffman
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  • June 17, 2013 3:45 PM
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Jordan Hoffman can't wait to read Peter Biskind's new book of lunch conversations between directors Orson Welles and Henry Jaglom.

Some Refined Discussion About Vulgar Auteurism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 10, 2013 6:23 PM
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  • 1 Comment
"A well-rounded person is open to a Jean-Luc Godard and a Jean-Claude Van Damme."