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'Far From Afghanistan,' Indeed

  • By Celluloid Liberation Front
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  • August 7, 2012 5:31 PM
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“Every spectator is either a coward or a traitor” -- Frantz Fanon

Judith Crist (1922-2012)

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 7, 2012 3:55 PM
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The long-time critic for New York Magazine and TV Guide was 90.

Toby Jones, Household Face

  • By Michael Nordine
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  • August 7, 2012 1:28 PM
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You might not know Toby Jones' name but you might recognize his face -- and you surely love his work.

Sequels: To Be (the Same) or Not to Be (the Same)?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 7, 2012 12:50 PM
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Should a sequel rehash the movie that ensured the making of a sequel?

Good Mothers and Bad Children at Locarno 2012

  • By Claudia Piwecki
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  • August 6, 2012 7:25 PM
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Reese Witherspoon Has Terrible Taste in Men

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 6, 2012 4:35 PM
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What started as a strange quirk has morphed into a major part of her persona.

Dueling Visions of Fantasy at the Locarno Film Festival

  • By Ari Gunnar Thorsteinsson
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  • August 6, 2012 11:48 AM
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Comparing the images of fantasy at two Locarno selections: "Ruby Sparks" and "Magic Mike."

The Criticwire Survey: Franchises Worth Continuing Without Their Star

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 6, 2012 9:53 AM
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This week, the critics choose another film series to carry on without its main subject, a la "The Bourne Legacy."

Weekend Reel Reads: Birds, Bears and Beasts

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 5, 2012 2:47 PM
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This week's roundup features a profile of actress Tippi Hedren, a look at social media marketing of recent studio films and an argument for the power of water's depiction in film.

This Week on Criticwire: Opening Locarno and Evaluating the Classics

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 4, 2012 2:26 PM
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The Sight & Sound poll dominated the late-week headlines, but there were other reasons over the past few days to look back at the films of the past.

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