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This Week on Criticwire: Moviemaking Movies and the Critics Who Get to Make Their Own

Photo of Steve Greene By Steve Greene | Criticwire October 14, 2012 at 2:26PM

We relaunched our Criticwire network, but there were plenty of other stories on the blog worth remembering over the past week.
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"Ratatouille"
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Between our second incarnation of the Critics Academy producing a number of quality insights into films from the New York Film Festival and our revamped Criticwire 2.0 making its debut, the past few days have been busy ones for us here at Criticwire. Amidst all the excitement, here were the other stories that we were looking at this week:

Weekend Reel Reads: Digging Deeper into Familiar Territory: Film vs. digital, adaptations and Fantastic Fest have been popular Criticwire issues discussed over the past few months; this collection of longer stories mostly deal with extensions of those topics.

The Criticwire Survey: Films About Filmmaking: Fellini seems to be the standout for many of our critics, but recent favorites by Tim Burton and David Mamet also garnered multiple responses in this week's poll.

'Lincoln' Addresses the New York Film Festival, to Mixed Response: The audience seemed to be divided into camps extolling the film's brilliance and those decrying its overly sentimental nature.

A Critic Experiences the Filmmaker's Side of the Press Tour: The industry whirlwind of interviews and food and interviews and food and sleep and interviews rarely plays out for a public audience, but with the experiences of C. Robert Cargill, we get all of it from a reviewer's perspective.

The Best Review I Ever Got: 'Hotel Noir''s Sebastian Gutierrez: As is sometimes the case, the harshest reviews can be the most welcome and memorable.

Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Ape': The web's favorite recurring blog feature returns with...a pull quote from a Critics Academy member!

Film Critic Turned Filmmaker C. Robert Cargill, On His New Movie 'Sinister' And the 3 Words He's Striking From His Film Critic Vocabulary: Within his repsonse to the mayhem surrounding his involvement in filmmaking is a sobering reminder regarding personal involvement in reviews and the realistic length of professional involvement.

Movie Culture Isn't Dead; Just Ask the Movies: As if in response to the growing slate of pieces decrying the slow death of film, a number of new releases this weekend are about films themselves.

Get Ready for the Criticwire Network 2.0: There are more features still to come, but the redesigned network will be a helpful hub for those looking to follow the critics they enjoy most.

For the rest of the stories that appeared on the blog this week, check out this week's special edition of Reel Reads, featuring the work of the NYFF Critics Academy. And while you're at it, head over to Criticwire 2.0, read some reviews and grade some films yourself!

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