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Love and Death in the Films of Michael Haneke

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • October 10, 2012 1:06 PM
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Sadistic? Maybe. Hard to watch? Sometimes. Familial? Definitely, though it may take a bit of work to notice.

Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Ape'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 10, 2012 11:45 AM
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And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

The Best Review I Ever Got: 'Hotel Noir''s Sebastian Gutierrez

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 10, 2012 9:52 AM
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The writer/director of "Women in Trouble" and "Girl Walks into a Bar" on the negative review he wanted to turn into a pull quote.

Dancing in the Rain: Nicole Kidman's Femme Fatales

  • By Caitlin Hughes
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  • October 9, 2012 5:00 PM
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In the New York Film Festival film "The Paperboy" Nicole Kidman returns to the role of a femme fatale. How her performance compares with the one she played 17 years ago in "To Die For."

Please Turn On Your Cell Phone: The Dark Side of Smartphones in New York Film Festival Movies

  • By Blair McClendon
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  • October 9, 2012 2:44 PM
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A pair of New York FIlm Festival movies put the spotlight on the role of smartphones in modern society.

A Critic Experiences the Filmmaker's Side of a Press Tour

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 9, 2012 9:58 AM
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C. Robert Cargill, longtime critic for Ain't It Cool News, has a new movie opening this week. Here what it was like for him to experience a junket from the other side of the microphone.

'Lincoln' Addresses the New York Film Festival, to Mixed Response

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 8, 2012 11:32 PM
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Tweets suggest some great performances and maybe a languid pace.

An Inconceivable 'Princess Bride' Reunion at New York Film Festival

  • By Corey O'Connell
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  • October 8, 2012 11:30 AM
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Plus: William Goldman and Rob Reiner talk about their dreams for a "Princess Bride" sequel.

The Criticwire Survey: Films About Filmmaking

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 8, 2012 10:08 AM
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This week in our survey, critics name the best movies about movies in honor of "Argo" and "Seven Psychopaths."

Weekend Reel Reads: Digging Deeper in Familiar Territory

  • By Steve Greene
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  • October 7, 2012 9:46 AM
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Although some of this week's stories inhabit categories that might sound familiar, each piece brings a new perspective for your weekend perusal.

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