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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.
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The Criticwire Survey: Movie Theater Memories: After the events of last week, our respondents shared the many happy moments that they've had at a theater, whether it was packed with excitement or empty for optimum film absorption.

Fernando Mereilles Calls '360' Review "Irresponsible" and "Destructive": If a particular review caused the film's screenwriter to nearly switch career paths, does the director have a point?

'Dark Knight Rises' Death Threats Now Inspiring Poetry: Early last week, it seemed the threats against critics were covered from every possible dimension. Now, we can say that definitively.

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'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' Pro and Con: Weighing the Arguments Around the Most Divisive Films of the Year: As Matt explains with many examples of both scathing and laudatory analyses, Benh Zeitlin's film is being praised for many of the same reasons as it's being panned.

The Best 'Dark Knight Rises' Writing So Far: From examinations of the film's final minutes to explanations of the entire film's political underpinnings, Matt collected ten of the best pieces of writing on the latest Batman film.

Meet the Members of the Locarno Critics Academy: Eight aspiring critics will be traveling to Switzerland to help in our Locarno coverage. Here are some of their vital details.

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Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'My Way' (Again!): America's favorite recurring blog feature is back! Greatest thing about it is that this is the film's second apearance.

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