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    A Troubling Statement on the State of Movie Projection

    A variety of factors have conspired to decimate the field of projectionists. But we might need them now more than ever.

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    From the Wire: Defending John Ford

    Kent Jones responds to Quentin Tarantino's charges of racism in the films of John Ford with a long and thoughtful essay.

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    Critics Accused of Missing the "Profoundly Religious" Message of 'To the Wonder'

    Did critics miss the boat and the message on "To the Wonder?"

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    From the Wire: Ebert's Last Interview

    A few weeks before he passed away, Roger Ebert emailed director Ramin Bahrani some questions for an interview about his new movie, "At Any Price." As it turned out, they were the last questions Ebert asked a filmmaker. The results have now been published at RogerEbert.com, but even better than the i...

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    Film Critics and 'The 20-Minute Rule'

    Film critic Marshall Fine says if a movie doesn't grab him after 20 minutes, he turns it off.

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    An Atlantic Short Story About An Aspiring Film Critic

    From author Thomas Pierce.

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    From the Wire: Explaining 'The Sitter'

    "We make a movie that appeals to a specific group of people."

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    From the Wire: Cockroaches and Coke

    Why does product placement survive the apocalypse?

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    From the Wire: Video Essays and Copyrights

    Nelson Carvajal writes about what happened when Disney took issue with his viral video about the history of the Oscars.

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    From the Wire: Critics and Twitter, Where An Instant Lasts Forever

    Twitter captures spontaneous 140 character commentary. But as an article on The Awl reminds us, those comments last forever.

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