This Week on Criticwire: Job Shifts and New Connections

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by Steve Greene
February 10, 2013 11:08 AM
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The Criticwire Survey: Soderbergh's Best Movie: As usual, the love gets spread around by our respondents, but a certain Elmore Leonard adaptation garnered a solid proportion of picks.

Michael Sragow Joins the Orange County Register As Film Critic: Score one for the New Critic Jobs beat!

From the Wire: Netflix Turns Art Into Math: If companies like Netflix have detailed data on when certain viewers stay watching, will that lead to more specified program development?

'Ocean's Twelve' Is a Great Sequel About How Hard It Is to Make a Great Sequel: Let's get past the "Julia Roberts" snark and look at the merits of "Ocean's Twelve" as a pantheon-level movie-about-movies.

VODetails: A double-dose of on-demand review roundups, with looks at 'The Playroom' and 'Would You Rather.'

VidCritz: The Out-of-Nowhere Bus Crash: So, this looks like a pretty normal blog post about people who--WHHHHEEIIIIRRRRRRRRR [crunch]

Production Underway on Ebert Documentary: In the capable hands of documentarian Steve James, Ebert's memoir "Life Itself" should get a fine film treatment.

VidCritz: Gwar Reviews 'Lincoln': I hope Oderus Ungurus is an Academy voter.

5 Reviews of New Video Releases: The latest films on DVD have been throroughly vetted by the Criticwire Network.

Lisa Schwarzbaum Leaves Entertainment Weekly: Have no fear: she'll still be writing in other outlets.

'Top Gun' and the Bruckheimer Hero: There's a common thread between the stars of the notable 80s films from the legendary producer.

Barbed Wire: 'Identity Thief': Critics have not been kind to the latest comedy - one of them described how the film "[saps] the audience's will to live."

A Toast to the Richest Woman in Town: Matt's cinematic tribute to a great woman who embodies everything about a great film.

The Review Report For Friday, February 8th: Debating what to take in at the theaters this weekend? We've got opinions on them all.

André Bazin Tops Complex's List of The Best Movie Critics of All Time: It's a subjective list, but given the topic, that might be appropriate...?

Division Division: 'Caesar Must Die': The Italian drama featuring a series of Shakepearean performances by real-life prisoners has some critics split.

Critic and Filmmaker Spar on Facebook over Sundance Review: It's not the cleanest, politest form of discourse, but filmmakers interfacing with critics is not the world's worst development.

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