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Who Killed The Woman's Picture?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 29, 2014 9:41 AM
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Are romantic comedies dying because they're lousy, or because male-driven popular and critical culture ignores them?

Profiles in Criticism: Anne Thompson

  • By Katie Kilkenny
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  • January 27, 2014 2:37 PM
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Thompson on Hollywood's namesake explains why aspiring undergrad film writers should focus on anything but movies.

'Boyhood,' 'Life Itself,' 'Dear White People' Top Indiewire's Sundance Critics Poll

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 27, 2014 10:58 AM
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Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making 'Boyhood' emerged as the overall champ, with three category-topping finishes.

Criticwire Survey: Linklater's Best and Worst

  • January 27, 2014 10:12 AM
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The raves of Richard Linklater's decade-plus-spanning 'Boyhood' prompt critics to muse on the high- and lowlights of the director's career.

In 'The Voices' and 'Listen Up Philip,' Two Flavors of Sundance Misanthropy

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 24, 2014 3:36 PM
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In 'Listen Up Philip' and 'The Voices,' Jason Schwartzman is a self-loathing novelist, and Ryan Reynold's cat tells him to kill.

Roger Ebert documentary 'Life Itself' Premieres to Laughter and Tears

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 19, 2014 10:46 PM
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Steve James' documentary was followed by a Q&A that served as a miniature seminar on Ebert's life and work.

Kristen Stewart and Miles Teller Topline Sundance's First Breakout Hits

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 17, 2014 9:32 PM
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As a Guantanamo guard and an obsessive jazz drummer, both actors reinvent themselves.

Catch Up on Last Year's Festival With Our Sundance Streaming Guide

  • By Steve Greene
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  • January 16, 2014 3:59 PM
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Even if your plans for the next two weeks don't involve a trip to Utah, 77 titles from last year's slate are available for you to watch in the privacy of your own home.

Meet the Indiewire | Sundance Institute Film Criticism Fellows for 2014

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 16, 2014 11:37 AM
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Six aspiring critics will spend the festival in Park City, courtesy of the Roger Ebert Scholarship for Film Criticism. Here's what they're looking forward to.

REMINDER: Applications For Indiewire | Sundance Institute Fellowship For Film Criticism Due Thursday! Plus: Your Application Questions Answered

  • By Eric Kohn
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  • October 28, 2013 12:31 PM
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  • 6 Comments
Since the initial call for applications at the beginning of this month, several would-applicants have written us with questions about their qualifications. Here are a few important pointers.

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