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    Roger Ebert, In His Own Words, on the Education of a Film Critic

    Ebert, in his own words, describes how he discovered many classic films, in this essay from Emanuel Levy's book, "Citizen Sarris: American Film Critic."

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    Nick Pinkerton Leaves The Village Voice

    And he calls the company that owns the paper "a dumb, wanton, soulless, and wicked corporate entity."

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    Honoring Andrew Sarris and Rejecting Steven Spielberg at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards

    Kathryn Bigelow called Andrew Sarris a "mentor" and Steven Spielberg read a letter Daniel Day-Lewis sent him turning down "Lincoln."

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    10 Highlights From the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, From Kathryn Bigelow on Torture to Armond White Heckling Michael Moore

    Unlike a lot of awards programs, critics awards tend to announce the winners in advance. As a result, the tension in the room involves not the identity of the winners but what might transpire as they accept their prizes. That was certainly the case at the 78th annual New York Film Critics Circle Awa...

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    Watch the Full Andrew Sarris Memorial

    This tribute at the Walter Reade Theater in New York City includes speeches by Kent Jones and David Thomson.

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    The Screening List and Highlights From Wednesday's Andrew Sarris Memorial Service (Video)

    Watch clips from the films chosen to honor the memory of the late film critic.

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    Critical Consensus: Anthony Kaufman and Peter Rainer on Steven Soderbergh, Oliver Stone and Today's Auteur Theory

    Editor’s note: Critical Consensus is a biweekly feature in which two critics from Indiewire’s Criticwire network discuss new releases with Indiewire’s chief film critic, Eric Kohn. Here, Indiewire contributor and ReelPolitik blogger Anthony Kaufman joins Christian Science Monito...

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    The Criticwire Survey: Underrated Auteurs

    This week the critics tell us who readers would be most surprised to find in in their personal pantheon of great directors.

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    Peter Bogdanovich Pays Tribute to Andrew Sarris

    Below filmmaker/writer Peter Bogdanovich (who heads his own blog on Indiewire) reflects on the passing of Andrew Sarris, the famed film critic responsible for introducing the auteur theory to America. Sarris died June 20 in New York.

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    Irreplaceable Andrew. Watch 'Andrew Sarris: Critic in Focus,' An Eloquent, Recent Short

    Andrew Sarris’ most recognizable influence may have been The American Cinema, the book that established the auteur theory’s importance. But it was his endlessly-searching intelligence that made him so vital to the last days of his wonderfully long career. The Andrew I knew as a crit...

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