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    From the Wire: A Next-Gen Film Criticism Symposium

    A sampling of critics under the age of 35 talk about what it means to be a film critic in 2013.

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    Study Finds Angry Comments Shape Readers' Interpretations of Online Stories

    Rude Internet commenters aren't just lowering the level of discourse for all of us -- they're also shaping the way we think.

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    From the Wire: Book Critic Apologizes For His "Bitter" Reviews

    Alexander Nazaryan admits that when he trashed some books in The Village Voice what he was really doing was venting his frustrations about his own struggling career as a novelist.

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    From the Wire: R.I.P. The Romantic Comedy (1932-2013)

    One critic nails down a pretty compelling reason why the genre's gone to the dogs.

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    Why I Hate Deleted Scenes

    And the dice roll of filmmaking.

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    From the Wire: Sundance Film Critics Accused of Anti-Female Bias

    The Nation says critics "paid less sustained and thoughtful attention to the films’ craft" when said films were made by women rather than men.

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    From the Wire: Why We Love John McClane

    He is the rare action hero who is an agent of chaos, rather than order.

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    From the Wire: Schwarzbaum on a Film Critic's Mission

    "Read with an open mind, watch movies with an open mind, and use the places where we diverge as inspiration for an ongoing conversation about this ever-changing medium we love together."

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    From the Wire: When Spoilers Become Selling Points

    The end of "Safe Haven" sounds so bonkers, I almost want to see it.

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