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.
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.