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Nothing Surfaces: Cristian Mungiu's 'Beyond the Hills'

  • By Fariha Roisin
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  • October 22, 2012 2:31 PM
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  • 1 Comment
A Critics Academy investigation of a "perilous but rewarding film."

An 'Alex Cross' Crosstalk With Singer & Ryan

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 22, 2012 12:02 PM
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  • 0 Comments
A SPOILER-filled chat about one of the year's strangest movies.

The Criticwire Survey: The Perfect Halloween Double Feature

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 22, 2012 10:04 AM
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  • 5 Comments
If you're planning a horror movie double feature this Halloween, the critics have some suggestions.

Weekend Reel Reads: Reporters, Villains and History On-Screen

  • By Steve Greene
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  • October 21, 2012 4:59 PM
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Romanticized reporters, Javier Bardem and E.T. are all on display in this week's edition of Reel Reads.

This Week on Criticwire: The First Salvo of Awards Season and Continuing NYFF Wrap-Up

  • By Steve Greene
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  • October 21, 2012 1:58 PM
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Among the key topics covered this week are coming-of-age films, the helpful inaccuracies of "Argo," and the absolute best place to sit in a movie theater.

A Critics Academy Conversation: New York Film Festival Wrap-Up

  • By Fariha Roisin and Blair McClendon
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  • October 19, 2012 3:57 PM
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  • 0 Comments

Joaquin Phoenix Calling "Bullshit" on Awards Season Might Hurt His Oscar Chances -- But It Shouldn't

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 19, 2012 12:25 PM
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  • 0 Comments
In an interview, Phoenix bashes the entire spectacle of awards season. He still deserves the Oscar.

'Argo' Is Totally Inaccurate - Which Is Exactly Why It's Great

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 19, 2012 11:09 AM
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  • 13 Comments
Ben Affleck's CIA thriller, which has tremendous awards buzz surrounding it as the fall deepens, deviates wildly from true events. Is that a good thing?

Olivier Assayas Returns to His Summer of Marx

  • By Peter Labuza
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  • October 19, 2012 10:02 AM
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Olivier Assayas' revolutionary cinema -- in two films about revolutionaries.

The Movie Talk Show of Our Time

  • By Caitlin Hughes
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  • October 18, 2012 4:21 PM
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  • 0 Comments
On a disarming, and disarmingly entertaining television series about great film artists.

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