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A Few Words From Silent Bob – An Interview With Kevin Smith

Five years ago, Clerks and Chasing Amy writer/director Kevin Smith visited my small college in central New Jersey. The College of New Jersey was a classic suitcase school: The campus looked like an east coast version of The Last Picture…

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Am I Hot Or Not? “The Hot Chick”s Rob Schneider, Anna Faris, and Tom Brady

Jessica Spencer is the hottest, most popular girl in high school. As captain of the cheerleading squad and girlfriend of a dreamy quarterback, Jessica is convinced she has the perfect life. That is, until one day she wakes up in…

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Dear Santa: Another Film Critics’ Christmas, 2002

Dear Santa: It looks like last year’s letter reached you. This year we saw movies with interesting, well-rounded female characters (Secretary, The Good Girl, Far From Heaven) and got an entertaining blockbuster (Spider-Man). Spirited Away finally got released in the…

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When We Were Jerks: On Film Criticism and Hate Mail

We get lots of mail from readers. Some of it is fan mail. Lots of it is incoherent. And tons of it is hate mail. ‘How can you give my favorite movie 2 stars!?!?!’ ‘How can you disrespect some dead…

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Sparring on Mt. Ararat – Christopher Null Faces JoBlo on Egoyan’s Latest

The filmcritic.com mailbag never goes for wanting of material to fill it. Usually people jot off a fan letter or some hate mail and disappear into the shadows. But when the venerable JoBlo, of JoBlo’s Movie Emporium, took me to…

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Institutionalized: The 2002 AFI Film Festival

You haven’t attended a real Hollywood party until you see scores of well-to-do film people aggressively crowding around a free gift bag table. This is the one thing that stood out at the opening night party and it’s one of…

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Respectfully, Yours – Part 3: Six Critics Review the Reviewers

Live and let live, we say. But with a staff as large as filmcritic.com’s, you’ve got to be prepared for some difference in opinion. The missiles went flying over Thirteen Days, and signals were crossed on Mulholland Drive (in fact,…

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Santa Finally Ties the Knot: A Conversation with Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Michael Lembeck

Eight years ago, Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) inadvertently killed Santa Claus. Ever since, he’s worn the bright red suit himself, delivering countless toys and goodies to children all over the world on one special night a year. This Christmas, however,…

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Critics’ Conversation: The 2002 New York Film Festival

RACHEL GORDON: I look forward to the New York Film Festival, especially because the past couple of years have brought some strong work enough recognition to get theatrical releases, or gave more attention to deserving filmmakers who would otherwise be…

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Welcome to Hollywood — The Russos & William H. Macy Introduce “Welcome to Collinwood”

There are a couple of things you may want to know about the guys behind the madcap comedy, Welcome to Collinwood. First, William H. Macy, one of the film’s top-notch ensemble players, is the nice fella you think he is,…

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