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    Do Critics Favor Documentaries?

    Documentaries tend to receive higher grades in our Criticwire network. Does this indicate a bias toward the non-fiction form?

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    5 Things You May Not Know About 'The Third Man'

    Thirty-six years ago today, on April 25th, 1976, filmmaker Carol Reed passed away. One of the greatest directors ever to come out of the U.K, Reed started out as an actor, but gained fame as a writer-director in the late 1930s and 1940s, thanks to films like "Night Train To Munich," and the outstand...

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    Rewind: Orson Welles Was Victorious In Ad For Board Game 'Dark Tower'

    Orson Welles is essentially known for three things: 1) making The Greatest Movie Of All Time with "Citizen Kane" 2) forever being plagued by a variety of issues on pretty much every movie he made afterward (weep for the lost 30 minutes of "The Magnificent Ambersons") and 3) making a handful of bizar...

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    PICTURES OF LOSS: Introduction

    Ever since I began writing professionally about film, my father nearly always read what I wrote. Yet it was only recently that it hit me: Before he died in January of 2010, the last article he read by me concerned the death of a parent, and most of the films I have thought to write about since then ...

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    Orson Welles' 'Chimes At Midnight' Is Restored & Will Screen Next Month At The Screen Arts Festival

    The body of work that enigmatic genius Orson Welles produced in his time on Earth is probably more than most of today’s best filmmakers will ever produce in their lives. While that may be a bit of an overstatement, there is no denying that there’s a reason Welles’ work is still preached in film schools around the world. For a man who did so much, it’s also a shame that some of his best work hasn’t been seen in a such a long time. Back in January we reported that his unfinished film “The Other Side of the Wind,” which features an insane ensemble that includes names like John Huston and Dennis Hopper, would finally see the light of day, but lit...

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    Orson Welles' 'The Other Side of the Wind' May See The Light Of Day (Again)

    They've been saying this for years, so while we're excited, we're also cautious, but according to the Guardian a deal for Orson Welles' lost film "The Other Side Of The Wind" may be hashed out in a matter of weeks leading to a proper release for the film.

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