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    Armond White Will Now Have a Whole Magazine in Which to Tell You Why Your Favorite Movie SucksCongrats, Armond.
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    Vulture Critics’ Poll: The Complete BallotsFifty critics, 107 terrible movies!
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    Vulture Critics’ Poll: What’s the Worst Movie of 2010?The definitive survey of terribleness in film, with ballots and commentary from 50 of America’s most prominent critics.
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    Secretariat Smackdown: Ebert vs. O’HehirIs ‘Secretariat’ a “work of creepy, half-hilarious master-race propaganda almost worthy of Leni Riefenstahl”?
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    Matthew Weiner Furious About Mad Men Spoiler He May Have Already SpoiledHe was “shocked — really shocked” by Alessandra Stanley’s spoiler-filled review.
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    Is Inception the Anti-Avatar?Yes.
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    1st Review: Inception Will Be Awesome, Confusing“Trusting the intelligence of the audience can cost Nolan at the box office.”
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    Critics Split on Cruise’s Face in Knight and Day“Each subpar quip delivered with a cocksure grin that makes you wish the bad guys were better at hitting back.”
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    Armond White: Sex and the City 2 Not As Good As Jay-Z“[’Sex and the City 2’] lacks the insightful love-hate ambivalence that emerges so crucially when Jay-Z’s hip-hop cynicism contrasts Keys’ soaring, unstoppable aspiration.”
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    Jon Hamm’s Only Bad Review Ever Not As Bad As Jon Hamm Remembers“I can viscerally remember Tom Shales’ review of the first season … “
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    Times Sends Poor Jeannette Catsoulis to Human CentipedeA.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis both wussed out.
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    Zacharek Out at SalonAfter eleven years at the site, film critic Stephanie Zacharek is leaving Salon, she announced in a farewell post tonight.
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    Early Date Night Reviews Suggest Missed OpportunityThe film “illustrates the current disparity between television and big-screen comedy,” ‘Hollywood Reporter’ says.
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    Miley Cyrus Savaged by Critics of The Last SongNo wonder they wouldn’t let her speak in the trailer!
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    ‘Scoundrel-Czar’ Responds to WhiteJ. Hoberman on Armond White: “Imagine if I had written something about him rather than making available something he wrote.”
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    Armond White’s Greenberg Review: As Epic As You’d HopedObviously you’ll want to read this whole thing, but here are some highlights.
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    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.
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    What’s the Worst Movie of 2009?With ballots and commentary from 43 critics, the Vulture Critics’ Poll is the definitive survey of crappiness in film.
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    Vulture’s Critics’ Poll: The Complete BallotsForty-three critics! One-hundred-and-seven movies! Find out who hated what and why.
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    Good News for Avatar: Armond White Hated It“The corniest movie ever made about the white man’s need to lose his identity and assuage racial, political, sexual and historical guilt.”
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    Manohla Dargis Has Some Choice Words for HollywoodNot even Paul Dergarabedian can escape her barbs.
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    Can Letterman Help Brothers Out at the Oscars?Dave: “I don’t remember when I saw a movie that I was this impressed with … It’s the finest movie made in the last twelve, twenty years.”
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    Lovely Bones Not Murder-y or Rape-y Enough?’The Guardian’ thought it could’ve used more rape and murder.
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    2012 Receives Four Stars From Single Critic“‘2012’ is, pardon the expression, a revelation. It gets everything right.”
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    Armond White: Precious Worse Than Norbit“Not since ‘The Birth of a Nation’ has a mainstream movie demeaned the idea of black American life as much as ‘Precious.’”
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    Michael Bolton of Broadway Musicals IdentifiedCharles Isherwood: “Dare I suggest that ‘Memphis’ is the Michael Bolton of Broadway musicals? I do.”
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    One Last Way to Insult All About Steve?Say you’re a film critic, and you were unable to file your review of ‘All About Steve’ until today …
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    Halloween II and Final Destination Close the Summer of Film-Critic IrrelevanceWarner Bros. and the Weinsteins make a big mistake.
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    Roger Ebert Retracts Defense of ‘Troll’ Armond WhiteLast night, on his blog, Ebert posted a thoughtful defense of White. This morning he took it back.
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    Abbey Road ReconsideredThe two guys who reviewed the Beatles’ final album for ‘Rolling Stone’ have both changed their minds.
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    New Yorker Critic James Wood Books New Gig: ‘Guest Percussionist’On July 1, Wood will add “guest percussion” to a concert by author John Jeremiah Sullivan’s band, Fayaway.
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    Up Set to Break the TomatometerIt’s already earned spotless raves from both trades, Roger Ebert, and Richard Corliss.
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    NPR Censors Outrage Review, Sparks OutrageCiting some apparently bogus policy, NPR has removed the names of Larry Craig and Charlie Crist from Nathan Lee’s review of Kirby Dick’s documentary.
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    What’s Wrong With Bob Dylan’s New Album? The Last Song, ProbablyUnlike David Fricke, we’d have only docked him half a star for it.
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    Is Observe and Report’s Ending More Divisive Than Its Sex Scene?Lou Lumenick: “Is the ending a cop-out or welcome restraint? There will be debates about this.”
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    Charles Isherwood: ‘Seriously Guys, I Used to Have Really Cool Taste in Music’“I was an adolescent pop snob in the ‘80s, turning up my nose at the vulgarity of straight-up guitar-driven rock to seek out adventurers on the fringe.”
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    James Wood SpoofedColson Whitehead parodies ‘How Fiction Works’ in the new ‘Harper’s.’
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    Vulture’s Critics’ Poll: The Complete BallotsComplete ballots from all 57 critics participating in our poll, whether they knew it or not.
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    Vulture’s Critics’ Poll: What’s the Worst Movie of 2008?Vulture checks with 57 of America’s top critics to find out.
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    Is Manohla Dargis Lightening Up?It certainly seems like it!
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    Lou Lumenick Spoils Surprise Ending of Seven PoundsTo give away the film’s premise is to ruin its surprise ending, allegedly, and Lou just did.
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    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.
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    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?
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    Critics Agree: ‘Zach and Miri’ Money Shot Is Gross!’One memorable poop joke!’
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    John Sutherland Chickens Out, Will Not Eat His Copy of ‘The Enchantress of Florence’!Sutherland vowed to eat his copy of Rushdie’s novel if it didn’t win the Booker — and now he’s backing out!
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    Can America’s Film Critics Make Anna Faris a Star?Wait, is she really as good as Lucille Freaking Ball?
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    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?
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    (Some of) The Critics Love Tom Cruise in ‘Tropic Thunder’We’ve taken the liberty of preparing Tom Cruise’s For Your Consideration ad.
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    Can Horny Movie Critics Make Woody Allen’s ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ a Hit?If Andrew Sarris’s review is anything like we think it’ll be, this movie could crack $20 million at the box office!
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    ‘Step Brothers’ Review Makes Us Worried About Roger Ebert’Sometimes I think I am living in a nightmare.’
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