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Lana Wachowski's HRC Speech -- And How It Highlights 'Cloud Atlas''s Most Important Theme

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 25, 2012 1:57 PM
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  • 3 Comments
“If I had remained invisible, the truth would have remained hidden and I couldn’t allow that.”

Olivier Assayas on the Difference Between Film Writing and Film Criticism

  • By Alec Kubas-Meyer
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  • October 25, 2012 11:35 AM
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The journalist turned director shared some thoughts on the world of movie culture with the Critics Academy.

VODetails: 'The Comedy'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 25, 2012 9:51 AM
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Is this controversial Sundance drama worth your VODollars?

From the Wire: Debate Over Its Inaccuracies Keeps 'Argo'-ing

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 24, 2012 2:07 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Continuing the conversation about truth and fiction in the Iranian hostage thriller.

Exposing Nudity Double Standards in 'The Sessions'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 24, 2012 11:38 AM
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  • 84 Comments
Why is Helen Hunt constantly naked and John Hawkes never naked in this new film about a man who hires a sex surrogate to help him lose his virginity?

Do Reviews of Kids Movies Affect Their Box Office?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 23, 2012 4:26 PM
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According to the numbers in recent years: not really.

Missives From the Substitute World

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • October 23, 2012 12:09 PM
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A member of our Critics Academy gets to "the core of the cinema" found in a trio of NYFF titles.

Silence, Golden, in Black and White: 'Tabu,' Gomes, and Cage

  • By Blair McClendon
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  • October 23, 2012 9:52 AM
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On the magic and music of nothingness in a remarkable New York FIlm Festival selection.

(After the) Disaster Films: 'Life of Pi' and 'Flight'

  • By Corey O'Connell
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  • October 22, 2012 3:33 PM
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The New York Film Festival opened with a shipwreck and closed with a plane crash. Here, a member of the Critics Academy considers the films in tandem.

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."

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