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    From the Wire: Stanley Kubrick, the Elephantine Termite

    A clever turn of phrase used to pinpoint the precise pleasures of Stanley Kubrick's unusual aesthetic.

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    From the Wire: On 'the Myth' of So-Bad-It's-Good

    If we love a movie, how can it be bad?

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    From the Wire: A Major Video Game Critic Controversy

    Writers are trading accusations and threats about their connections to various PR firms and game publishers.

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    From the Wire: Debate Over Its Inaccuracies Keeps 'Argo'-ing

    Continuing the conversation about truth and fiction in the Iranian hostage thriller.

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    Joaquin Phoenix Calling "Bullshit" on Awards Season Might Hurt His Oscar Chances -- But It Shouldn't

    In an interview, Phoenix bashes the entire spectacle of awards season. He still deserves the Oscar.

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    From the Wire: P.T. Anderson's Sad Decline (of Amazing Movies)

    Why it's okay he's never made another movie as good as "Boogie Nights" -- and probably never will.

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    From the Wire: A, Um, Handy Guide to the Year's "Kinky" Oscar Movies

    Kinky sex and prestige movies go, er, hand in hand this Oscar season.

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    In the Battle for Paul Anderson Supremacy, Armond White Sides With W.S.

    The controversial critic prefers "Resident Evil: Retribution" to "The Master." What else is new?

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    Towards A Critic's Bill of Rights

    Most film critics look down their noses at publicists, sizing them up the way sprinters size up hurdles. But maybe they could use some. Critics don't have anyone handling their PR, and as a consequence, their public image isn't so great. In a piece for the School Library Journal's C...

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    From the Wire: Awkward Moviegoing Experiences

    What's the weirdest thing you've seen in a theater?

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