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Film Critic Turned Filmmaker C. Robert Cargill, On His New Movie 'Sinister' And the 3 Words He's Striking From His Film Critic Vocabulary

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 11, 2012 10:11 AM
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A conversation with the critic-turned-writer of the new (very scary) movie, on what's wrong with criticism today and why he expects more critics to try their hand at filmmaking.

Love and Death in the Films of Michael Haneke

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • October 10, 2012 1:06 PM
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Sadistic? Maybe. Hard to watch? Sometimes. Familial? Definitely, though it may take a bit of work to notice.

Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Ape'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 10, 2012 11:45 AM
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And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

The Best Review I Ever Got: 'Hotel Noir''s Sebastian Gutierrez

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 10, 2012 9:52 AM
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The writer/director of "Women in Trouble" and "Girl Walks into a Bar" on the negative review he wanted to turn into a pull quote.

Dancing in the Rain: Nicole Kidman's Femme Fatales

  • By Caitlin Hughes
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  • October 9, 2012 5:00 PM
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In the New York Film Festival film "The Paperboy" Nicole Kidman returns to the role of a femme fatale. How her performance compares with the one she played 17 years ago in "To Die For."

Please Turn On Your Cell Phone: The Dark Side of Smartphones in New York Film Festival Movies

  • By Blair McClendon
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  • October 9, 2012 2:44 PM
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A pair of New York FIlm Festival movies put the spotlight on the role of smartphones in modern society.

A Critic Experiences the Filmmaker's Side of a Press Tour

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 9, 2012 9:58 AM
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C. Robert Cargill, longtime critic for Ain't It Cool News, has a new movie opening this week. Here what it was like for him to experience a junket from the other side of the microphone.

'Lincoln' Addresses the New York Film Festival, to Mixed Response

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 8, 2012 11:32 PM
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Tweets suggest some great performances and maybe a languid pace.

An Inconceivable 'Princess Bride' Reunion at New York Film Festival

  • By Corey O'Connell
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  • October 8, 2012 11:30 AM
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Plus: William Goldman and Rob Reiner talk about their dreams for a "Princess Bride" sequel.

The Criticwire Survey: Films About Filmmaking

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 8, 2012 10:08 AM
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This week in our survey, critics name the best movies about movies in honor of "Argo" and "Seven Psychopaths."

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