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    A Selected History of Sam Jackson's The New York Times Reviews

    The Criticwire staff dug through the Times archive to see if the actor's beef with the paper may have been caused by more than one review.

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    Cannes: Wicks and Fisher Explain How John Hillcoat's 'Lawless' Went Indie

    One of the many Weinstein films on parade at Cannes this year, John Hillcoat's "Lawless" (August 31), started out its life in development with husband-and-wife producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher's Red Wagon shingle at Sony. They brought in Hillcoat and Nick Cave, who wrote Hillcoa...

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    Joss Whedon's Batman, How Black Widow Nearly Got The Axe & 15 More Revelations From 'The Avengers' Press Tour

    If it's somehow escaped your notice, "The Avengers" is in theaters today. One of the biggest gambles in blockbuster history, it looks to have paid off: the reviews have been hugely positive, it's already closing on $300 million from the international box office, and stands to break records over this...

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    Another Missed Opportunity - Francis Lawrence Hired to Direct Catching Fire

    There are not many times where people have enough juice to make change in a lumbering system that is so resistant to it.  But the gig of directing Catching Fire, the second film in The Hunger Games trilogy was one of those golden opportunities and now it is gone.

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    New Details On "Faire l’amour" ("Making Love") - 2nd Feature From Djinn Carrenard ("Donoma")

    Profiled this Djinn Carrénard's sophomore effort Faire l’amour (or Making Love) late last week, although at the time details were limited. 

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    Critic's Notebook: Deleting 'The Avengers' and Other Misadventures From the Digital Frontier

    Journalists get used to perks, avoiding long lines chief among them. However, when a New York press screening for "The Avengers" ran into a technical snafu last week, we had no choice but to wait...

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    Cannes Watch: Special Screening of Bernard-Henri Levy's 'Le Serment de Tobrouk' ('The Oath of Tobruk')

    On Friday, May 25, the Cannes Film Festival will present a special screening of one of their Official Selection films, Bernard-Henri Lévy’s "Le Serment de Tobrouk" or "The Oath of Tobruk." French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy created the film during the eight-month conflict in Libya that put an en...

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    Watch: Aubrey Plaza Stars In The New Father John Misty Video "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings"

    For fans of the folk-minded ensemble Fleet Foxes, who put out their second album Helplessness Blues only a year ago, it may have come as a surprise to some when news circulated that the band’s drummer Josh Tillman had parted ways with that group after such success. It looks as if he’s la...

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    Nick Fury Rages Against New York Times Critic A.O. Scott Over Negative 'The Avengers' Review

    "The Avengers" hits theaters in North America today and besides probably breaking box office records, it seems to be the rare summer blockbuster that is loved by pretty much everyone. Critics and fanboys alike have, for the most part, aligned in their praise for Joss Whedon's superhero...

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    What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews This Week

    The summer movie season has officially begun. Kicking off the blockbuster barrage of the next few months is Joss Whedon's much anticipated superhero flick "The Avengers," which has been getting almost unanimously glowing reviews across the board. As is always the case with summer, a number of smal...

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