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Most Moviegoers Still Depend On Reviews When Selecting Films

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Social media has made inroads into shaping moviegoers' choices at the multiplex, but a new poll finds that an overwhelming majority ...

Ari and Emma Review Movies They've Never Seen: The Lord of the Rings

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

As Ari and Emma get increasingly inebriated, they proceed to interweave the plots of movies they've never seen, across genres, spaces, and times.

Commentary: Are the '70s Movies Overrated?

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Lists of the greatest this or the best that are provocations and nothing more. Whether it's a critic offering his 10-best list of films (or books ...

Toronto Film Festival 2013: Don't Give Me the Business

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I used to anticipate the Toronto International Film Festival (or TIFF, as it were) with something approaching glee. But as I prepare to head north on Sunday, I feel, well, not dread or even trepidation -- I guess resignation is the word I'm looking for.

The More Movie Critics Think They Know About Now You See Me, the Less They Know

Brian Ross | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

I'm not going to do a movie review of the sleeper summer hit Now You See Me, and the less I tell you, the more that you will know about this magical movie, and why it annoys critics and delights audiences.

I Found It at the Movies

Warren Adler | Posted 12.29.2011 | Entertainment
Warren Adler

Pauline Kael, who reviewed movies for The New Yorker for many years, was considered by many to be the goddess of film critics. Her comments on movies were both insightful and controversial.

Are Newspaper Critics Obsolete?

Howard Kurtz | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Scott is a full-service film critic for the New York Times. But are he and his colleagues -- who opine on cinema, theater, television, books, music, a...

Texas Publication Slams Fuel - Austin Viewers Fight Back

Josh Tickell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Josh Tickell

Meanwhile, the film's box office numbers in Portland, Seattle and Austin have been better than just about any documentary this year, making theaters around the world notice.

Two White Guys "At the Movies"

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

It's 2008 and some black dude is running for president, but the movie review show based in Chicago - which has one of the largest black and Latino populations in America--couldn't find one single movie writer, reviewer, or blogger "of color" to fill one of the seats?

Are Critically Acclaimed Movies More Popular? They Were Last Year

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

Both critics and moviegoers seem to like quality and not crap. Is this revelatory? In a society that dismisses quality, and that holds up crap for imitation, it certainly feels revelatory.