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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.

'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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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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On a disarming, and disarmingly entertaining television series about great film artists.

Read the Gotham Award Nominating Committees' Reviews of Their Favorite Movies

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 18, 2012 3:05 PM
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Find out how the jurors felt about the movies they picked for the Gotham Awards. (SPOILER ALERT: They liked them.)

Covert Affairs: Why 'Haywire' is the Most Sneakily Political Movie of the Year

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 18, 2012 11:54 AM
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Read why it makes for a great double feature with the 2012 President Debates.

Like the Last Time I Saw Someone in Love in Macao

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • October 17, 2012 4:31 PM
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Comparing two portraits of urban loneliness from the New York Film Festival.

Looking For Reasons to Believe in 'Life of Pi'

  • By Max Nelson
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  • October 17, 2012 1:05 PM
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On the difference between "It's visual stunning, but..." and "It's visually stunning, because..."

Harris Savides Remembered, In Ten Incredible Images From 'Zodiac'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 17, 2012 11:48 AM
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The cinematographer of remarkable films like "Elephant" and "Last Days" was just 55 years old.

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