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From the Wire: Remakes Totally Recall the Greatness of Folklore

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 10, 2012 2:11 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Are remakes actually one of our civilization's "greatest achievements?"

Interview: Apichatpong Weerasethakul Recalls His Past Films and Future Plans

  • By Marc Menichini
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  • August 10, 2012 10:31 AM
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The director of "Uncle Boonmee" on upcoming projects, his cinematic inspiration, and how it feels to be the president of the jury at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival.

Some Theories About Rodney Ascher's 'Room 237'

  • By Ari Gunnar Thorsteinsson
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  • August 9, 2012 5:41 PM
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Is this documentary about Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" a work of criticism, or a critique of criticism?

A 'Godfather' Falls From Grace

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 9, 2012 4:44 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Apparently his offer wasn't all that difficult to refuse.

Telling the Story of Cinema

  • By Adam Cook
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  • August 9, 2012 9:57 AM
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Making sense of the Locarno Film Festival's sprawling new sidebar, Histoire(s) du Cinéma.

Seeing the Sights in the Films of Ben Wheatley

  • By Beatrice Behn
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  • August 8, 2012 5:29 PM
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Considering the uniquely personal aesthetic of one of the most talented young genre filmmakers in the world.

Criticwire Picks: Renner and 'Bourne Legacy' Draw Favorable Early Returns

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 8, 2012 1:23 PM
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"The Bourne Legacy" wins favor among Indiewire's Criticwire Network participants.

Of Bridesmaids and Manic Pixies: Female Archetypes in 'Ruby Sparks' and 'Bachelorette'

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • August 8, 2012 1:10 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Considering the evolution of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl figure in two films at the Locarno Film Festival.

A Critic's Dilemma

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 8, 2012 12:17 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Should a critic tell an audience their favorite parts of the movie? Or will that ruin the surprise?

'Far From Afghanistan,' Indeed

  • By Celluloid Liberation Front
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  • August 7, 2012 5:31 PM
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  • 0 Comments
“Every spectator is either a coward or a traitor” -- Frantz Fanon

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