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'Jaws' Turns 38 With A Great 'Filmumentary'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 20, 2013 1:29 PM
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One part DVD commentary, one part behind the scenes featurette, one part deleted scenes, one part trivia, one part criticism, and three parts awesomeness.
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'Jaws' Selected As Best Steven Spielberg Film In Criticwire Poll

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 2, 2013 10:15 AM
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What do a shark, an archaeologist and a bunch of aliens have in common? They all feature prominently in the films that the members of our Criticwire network have selected as among Steven Spielberg's best.

Weekend Reel Reads: Modern Nostalgia and Acceptable Objectification

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 8, 2012 10:00 AM
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Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back in the Water, Celebrate July 4th With Vintage 'Jaws' Reviews

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 4, 2012 9:37 AM
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How did critics react to the all-time classic blockbuster when it first opened in 1975? Let's find out.
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Weekend Reel Reads: The Origins of Aliens, Drivers and One Scary Shark

  • By Steve Greene
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  • June 17, 2012 9:09 PM
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This week's octet of stories from around the web deals almost primarily with the beginning. In some cases, it's the genesis of a franchise, but in others, it's the spark that leads to a celebrated life in film.

Weekend Reel Reads: Selections from the Critics You Should Know

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 22, 2012 1:40 PM
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This week's selection of weekend reading comes from the results of last week's Critics Deserving of Wider Recognition survey. Topics include "Jaws," "Serenity," filmmaker teachers and a very funny plot pastiche.