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Critics

  1. first man
    Venice Is Over the Moon for Damien Chazelle’s First ManCritics say the Neil Armstrong biopic is a giant leap for the young director.
  2. encounter
    Talking Instagram, Trump, and Old New York With Michiko KakutaniFor three decades, hers was the most influential voice in publishing. With the release of The Death of Truth, she now finds herself being reviewed.
  3. criticism
    Comedy vs. CriticismOn the uneasy relationship between comedy and its critics.
  4. art and design 2017
    22 Artists, Critics, and Curators on What Makes Protest Art SuccessfulWe asked what works they’d found most powerful in the current climate — and what works from the past they felt inspiring in new ways.
  5. How Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar Reflected Black Lives Matter Music critic Greg Tate talks Prince, changing definitions of R&B, and more.
  6. fall preview 2016
    What Vulture’s Critics Are Most Excited for This FallTheir top five picks for the season.
  7. critics
    Suicide Squad Cast Defends Film From Bad Reviews“I just don’t think they like superhero movies.”
  8. movie critics
    Hollywood Bad-Boy Jesse Eisenberg Trolls Critics in New Yorker Piece“Based on an idea that I poorly executed in grad school.”
  9. Here’s What the Critics Are Saying About ‘Welcome to Me’ Starring Kristen […]Kristen Wiig’s latest film Welcome to Me hits theaters today, and so far the reviews are pretty mixed. Currently at 71% on Rotten Tomatoes, the […]
  10. Critics Are Having a Lot of Fun Destroying ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 hits theaters today, and as you might’ve guessed, it’s not getting the warmest reception from critics. Currently holding […]
  11. critics
    Roger Ebert Reviewed More Films This Year Than EverMore than 300. And Argo’s his favorite.
  12. majority opinions
    What the Critics Are Saying About The Hobbit’s High Frame Rate“It looks like Jehovah’s Witness art.”
  13. year in culture 2012
    Critics’ Roundtable: What Was the Cultural Event of 2012?And four other equally pertinent questions.
  14. omissions
    What’s Missing From The Casual Vacancy?Magic, Dumbledore, and really any Harry Potter references at all.
  15. Siskel and Ebert: Film Criticism’s Most Underrated Comedy DuoIn 1993, Al Jean and Mike Reiss left their position as showrunners of The Simpsons.  Over four seasons, they helped transform the cartoon from […]
  16. close reading
    Can The Hour Sate Your Mad Men Craving?Mostly critics just want people to stop comparing them.
  17. golden globes
    Every Golden Globes Prediction, EverNatalie Portman and Annette Bening were picks for the top actress categories.
  18. movies
    Breaking News: Critics Like Movies Again!Is ‘The Kids Are All Right’ one of the “most compelling portraits of an American marriage in film history”?
  19. the critics
    Edelstein on Greenberg: ‘Nothing to Do Except Wait for the Protagonist to Appall You One More Time’And more opinions from ‘New York’ critics.
  20. kudos
    Somebody From The Hurt Locker Probably Should Have Thanked Critics at the OscarsBigelow and Co. thanked everybody in their Oscar speeches except for, amazingly, the one group that proved most key in their awards-season success.
  21. critics
    Roger Ebert in His PrimeA bittersweet profile of our best movie critic.
  22. critics
    So, Did the Times Theater Critic Tear Scarlett Johansson a New One?Well, he began by talking about the “seeming effortlessness” of her work. This could go either way!
  23. Was 2009 the Worst Year of the Decade for Oscar-Bait Season? It Only Feels That WayRotten Tomatoes math doesn’t lie.
  24. critics
    Ben Brantley: Celebrity UnderminerThe ‘Times’ theater critic has reviewing movie stars on Broadway down to a formula.
  25. from cody to grody
    Diablo Codyspeak: A Critical TimelineFrom “delightful invented IM-speak” to “excruciating to listen to.”
  26. ranters and ravers
    Halloween II and Final Destination Close the Summer of Film-Critic IrrelevanceWarner Bros. and the Weinsteins make a big mistake.
  27. ranters and ravers
    Abbey Road ReconsideredThe two guys who reviewed the Beatles’ final album for ‘Rolling Stone’ have both changed their minds.
  28. pink slips
    Jeffrey Lyons Out at WNBCJeffrey Lyons, longtime film critic for WNBC and host of the nationally syndicated ‘Reel Talk,’ has been sacked.
  29. debate
    Nazi-Sex Novel The Kindly Ones Polarizes Western CivilizationReactions to the confession of an SS officer, a sort of evil Forrest Gump, who reminisces about sleeping with his twin sister and possibly killing his mother.
  30. ranters and ravers
    Vulture’s Critics’ Poll: The Complete BallotsComplete ballots from all 57 critics participating in our poll, whether they knew it or not.
  31. ranters and ravers
    Vulture’s Critics’ Poll: What’s the Worst Movie of 2008?Vulture checks with 57 of America’s top critics to find out.
  32. ranters and ravers
    Thin-Slicing Malcolm Gladwell’s CriticsEvery critic wants to be Malcolm Gladwell. We thin-slice his critics into the following categories: Prigs, Wannabes, Accountants, and Haters.
  33. ranters and ravers
    The ‘Times’ Public Editor Plays Theater CriticSince when is a critic obligated to frame his review in such a way that it’s unobjectionable to anti-gay interest groups?
  34. elvis lives
    Official: Elvis Mitchell Has a Dicey SideMitchell has a perfectly good explanation for the $12,000 in cash he has stashed in that cigar box.
  35. ranters and ravers
    Can America’s Film Critics Make Anna Faris a Star?Wait, is she really as good as Lucille Freaking Ball?
  36. the projectionist
    David Edelstein Remembers Manny FarberPlus, a 1994 profile of Farber the artist.
  37. the take
    German Producers Put 100,000-Euro Bounty on Reviewers of ‘Der Baader Meinhof Komplex’German critics are rolling up their sleeves to hate on the biggest German-language movie of the year.
  38. ranters and ravers
    Ascetic Recluse Anthony Lane Had No Idea Tom Cruise Is in ‘Tropic Thunder’’I suspect that there will be gasps during the end credits.’ Wha?
  39. ranters and ravers
    ‘Step Brothers’ Review Makes Us Worried About Roger Ebert’Sometimes I think I am living in a nightmare.’
  40. ranters and ravers
    James Wood Objects to Descriptions of His Book But Does Not Deny He Is Raising an ArmyThe ‘New Yorker’ critic comments on our claims that his army will soon take over New York.
  41. ranters and ravers
    Is ‘New Yorker’ Critic James Wood Creating an Army of Like-minded Young Novelists?But what will James Wood do with his power???
  42. ranters and ravers
    Ebert and Roeper Leaving ‘Ebert & Roeper’And Ebert seems to give Disney a thumbs-down.
  43. ranters and ravers
    ‘Space Chimps’: the ‘Times’ Takes a Courageous StandWe still don’t want to see ‘Space Chimps,’ but we do want to see Neil Genzlinger write more movie reviews!
  44. ranters and ravers
    For Lisa de Moraes’s Sake, Please Don’t Cancel the TV Critics Tour!The annual junket might be useless, but it provides the Washington ‘Post”s sharpest critic with a big, fat target.
  45. ranters and ravers
    Michiko Kakutani Writes Worst-Ever Jacket Copy for ‘The Sister’A first-time novelist gets a Donna Tartt comparison, but Knopf publicists are likely slapping their foreheads nonetheless.
  46. ranters and ravers
    French Critics, Even Snootier Than Expected, Pan Cronenberg OperaWe assumed critics would take to ‘The Fly’ like flies to … you know. We were wrong.
  47. the early-evening news
    Great Moments in Movie Marketing: Hellboy vs. GodPlus: Movie critics matter, Harvey’s 1996 phone call, and James Lipton.
  48. ranters and ravers
    Manohla Dargis, Ever the Contrarian, Is About the Only One Who Likes ‘The Happening’ Finally, Manohla Dargis finds a summer movie to love! Well, not hate so much.
  49. apropos of nothing
    Is ‘The Happening’ So Bad It Defeats Math?Could bad buzz somehow be affecting ‘The Happening”s Metascore beyond the laws of mathematics?
  50. ranters and ravers
    Rushdie, Burroughs, Palahniuk: Whose ‘TBR’ Review Was the Worst?It was a busy week, apparently, for whichever intern is in charge of hatchet-sharpening duties at the ‘Times Book Review.’
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