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    From the Wire: A Critic's Tips For Writing a Bad Review

    One book critic suggests the right way to write a pan.

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    From the Wire: Remakes Totally Recall the Greatness of Folklore

    Are remakes actually one of our civilization's "greatest achievements?"

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    From the Wire: Was '12 Angry Men' Guilty of the Wrong Verdict?

    Is that great feel-good ending all wrong for the case it's about?

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    From the Wire: Big Directors, Bigger Franchises

    Who's more attached to franchises? Directors or studios?

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    From the Wire: Batman Begins, Empathy Ends

    Pop culture isn't to blame for James Holmes' attack in Colorado. But maybe it's affecting us anyway.

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    From the Wire: 'I'm Still Here' and the Brothers Phoenix

    A great piece about the interplay between fiction, autobiography, and real life.

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    From the Wire: How It Feels to Get Panned

    The screenwriter of "The O.J. Simpson Story" shares what it was like to get brutally panned.

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    From the Wire: Soderbergh's Assault on Heterosexuality

    Soderbergh's final films find the director deconstructing traditional masculine roles onscreen.

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    From the Wire: Bad Theaters, Good Memories

    Why do we get nostalgic for crummy movie theaters with bad projection and broken seats?

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    From the Wire: Is 'Brave' Pixar's First "Disney Movie?"

    One writer argues that "Brave" represents a turning point at the vaunted animation studio.

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