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    Existimatum Criticizes the Critics

    A new site grades movies reviewers on their writing, and purports to separate the reliable from the un-.

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    Why 'Elysium's World Is Flat

    The under-imagined world of Neil Blomkamp's sci-fi allegory kills any attempt at political commentary.

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    Does Series TV Have a 'Godfather' Problem?

    Violent storylines and classic style have helped TV win respect. But is that formula holding the medium back?

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    The 'Threatening Fantasy' of 'Game of Thrones'

    Maris Kreizman's essay asks troubling questions about the place of women in Game of Thrones' universe.

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    'The World's End' and UK Censors

    Edgar Wright asked the British Board of Film Classification how many times he could use the c-word without getting an R. The response was thorough.

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    Jerry Bruckheimer and 'The Con Air Effect'

    "For films, the critic who loves 'My Dinner with Andre' is the same guy who is going to write a review on 'The Lone Ranger' and they're not gong to see the same movie. So, that's kind of what happens with movies."

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    From the Wire: In a World... of Trailer Articles

    Wired has a great series of articles on coming attractions.

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    From the Wire: CinemaScore and Critics

    "Can you spare a few minutes? This allows you to be the critic."

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    From the Wire: Biskind's Welles at Lunch Book Sounds Delicious

    Jordan Hoffman can't wait to read Peter Biskind's new book of lunch conversations between directors Orson Welles and Henry Jaglom.

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    Some Refined Discussion About Vulgar Auteurism

    "A well-rounded person is open to a Jean-Luc Godard and a Jean-Claude Van Damme."

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