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'Blancanieves': Grimm tale, rendered silently, beautifully ★★★ 1/2

From Spain, here's a miracle of fairy tale repurposing: a version of the Brothers Grimm's "Snow White," set in Spanish bullfighting country in the late 1920s.<p>Writer-director Pablo Berger's "Blancanieves" goes all the way with its concept, and then further. This is a black-and-white silent film, …

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In praise of … Robert Redford

Opening the second Sundance London this week, Robert Redford said he is starting to step back from running the film festival he founded more than 30 …

Armie Hammer Joins Tom Cruise In THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E

An Atlantic Short Story About An Aspiring Film Critic

In fourteen months doing Criticwire, I’ve linked to a lot of film criticism articles — but never, to my knowledge, to a film criticism short story. …

Mike Nichols to Direct J.J. Abrams' ONE LAST THING BEFORE I GO

A Book for Movie Lovers: Suspects by David Thomson

Sometimes it feels as if classic Hollywood movies serve as a last bastion of concision in popular culture. They tend to be well under two hours. They …

2013 Summer Movies: 10 Underdog Movies You Shouldn’t Miss

We've seen 'You're Next.' We've reviewed 'You're Next.' And we'll be perfectly blunt about it: 'You're Next' is pretty terrific. However, 'You're …

‘The Rocket,’ ‘The Kill Team’ and ‘Broken Circle Breakdown’ Top 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Awards

'The Rocket,' 'The Kill Team' and 'Broken Circle Breakdown' Top 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Awards<p>The 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival presented the …

Scarlett Johansson To Lead Luc Besson’s Next Action Flick ‘Lucy’

Scarlett Johansson To Lead Luc Besson's Next Action Flick 'Lucy'<p>Remember when <b>Luc Besson</b> said he was retiring? That was pretty funny (and …

Summer Movie Preview: The 50 Indies You Must See (Part 5)

Indiewire’s epic summer movie preview is completed today with part 5 of our series highlighting 50 indie films we think you should see this<br>summer. …

The Review Report for Friday, April 26th: ‘Pain & Gain’, ‘Mud’, ‘Sun Don’t Shine’ & More

The Review Report for Friday, April 26th: 'Pain & Gain', 'Mud', 'Sun Don't Shine' & More<p>It doesn’t matter who you are, this week’s new releases …

A.O. Scott and David Denby Discuss the Fate of Film and Criticism in Tribeca Talk Series

Throughout the ongoing Tribeca Film Festival, technology website The Verge has hosted The Future of Film Live series with panel talks exploring every …

A Voyage Worth Taking: Kon-Tiki

Thor Heyerdahl made history by traveling nearly 5,000 miles<br>on a balsa-wood raft in 1947. His book about the adventure sold more than 50<br>million copies …