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    This Week on Criticwire: Lingering Thoughts on Gotham and 'Beasts'

    Sifting through the persisting critic-related issues surrounding "The Dark Knight Rises," we also looked back on a polarizing film and looked ahead toward canoe hijinks and discovering lost musical legends.

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    This Week on Criticwire: Looking Back at a Challenging Week

    It's been a difficult week in many ways. Even though it might seem trivial now, here is a look back at how the world of criticism dealt with the past week.

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    This Week on Criticwire: Remembrance and a Definition of "Critic"

    As 2012 reaches its official halfway point, Criticwire continues to explore the fundamental critical issues that have dominated the last six months. Ratings decisions, overly instructive promotional material and the density of online critics led to some significant discussion this past week.

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    This Week on Criticwire: From Cannes Favorites to Will Smith

    One major theme this week seemed to be that many people are inherently drawn to the bad side of movies. But what can we learn from our fascination with the less-than-successful elements of the film world?

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    This Week on Criticwire: The Movies of Summer and The Festivals That Come Before It

    With June just around the corner, critics in the summertime were on full display this week, including Cannes dispatches of all kinds (trailers, reviews and rewinds).

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    This Week on Criticwire: Cannes Beginnings and Midnight Movies

    Our weekly look at the Criticwire stories of the week include the best of late-night cinema, the latest news in the "Margaret" saga and the beginning of the incoming flood of Cannes coverage.

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    This Week on Criticwire: "Avengers" Aftershock and Critics Who...Look Like Monkeys?

    A sympathetic plea for a re-evaluation of trailers, a look at the joys of multiple movies back-to-back and a call for young writers also dotted the busy Criticwire landscape over the past six days.

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    This Week on Criticwire: Ranking the Best and Making Criticism Personal

    From Samuel L. Jackson to Weird Pull Quote Theater, everything you need to know from Criticwire from the past five days.

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