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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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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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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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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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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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In an interview, Phoenix bashes the entire spectacle of awards season. He still deserves the Oscar.

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