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This Week on Criticwire: Lingering Thoughts on Gotham and 'Beasts'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 28, 2012 1:49 PM
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Sifting through the persisting critic-related issues surrounding "The Dark Knight Rises," we also looked back on a polarizing film and looked ahead toward canoe hijinks and discovering lost musical legends.

This Week on Criticwire: Looking Back at a Challenging Week

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 21, 2012 1:59 PM
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It's been a difficult week in many ways. Even though it might seem trivial now, here is a look back at how the world of criticism dealt with the past week.

This Week on Criticwire: Underrated Auteurs, Documentary Biases and Tom Cruise

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 7, 2012 10:02 AM
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This Week on Criticwire: Remembrance and a Definition of "Critic"

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 1, 2012 10:50 AM
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As 2012 reaches its official halfway point, Criticwire continues to explore the fundamental critical issues that have dominated the last six months. Ratings decisions, overly instructive promotional material and the density of online critics led to some significant discussion this past week.

This Week on Criticwire: Previews, Prospective Critics and Protecting the Art Form

  • By Steve Greene
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  • June 16, 2012 12:05 PM
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This Week on Criticwire: From Cannes Favorites to Will Smith

  • By Steve Greene
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  • June 2, 2012 11:50 AM
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One major theme this week seemed to be that many people are inherently drawn to the bad side of movies. But what can we learn from our fascination with the less-than-successful elements of the film world?

This Week on Criticwire: The Movies of Summer and The Festivals That Come Before It

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 26, 2012 10:16 PM
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With June just around the corner, critics in the summertime were on full display this week, including Cannes dispatches of all kinds (trailers, reviews and rewinds).

This Week on Criticwire: Cannes Beginnings and Midnight Movies

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 19, 2012 11:32 AM
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Our weekly look at the Criticwire stories of the week include the best of late-night cinema, the latest news in the "Margaret" saga and the beginning of the incoming flood of Cannes coverage.

This Week on Criticwire: "Avengers" Aftershock and Critics Who...Look Like Monkeys?

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 12, 2012 8:37 PM
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A sympathetic plea for a re-evaluation of trailers, a look at the joys of multiple movies back-to-back and a call for young writers also dotted the busy Criticwire landscape over the past six days.

This Week on Criticwire: Ranking the Best and Making Criticism Personal

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 5, 2012 3:07 PM
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From Samuel L. Jackson to Weird Pull Quote Theater, everything you need to know from Criticwire from the past five days.