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Film Society of Lincoln Center Installs Two Critics as Directors of Programming

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 13, 2012 3:40 PM
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Kent Jones and Robert Koehler will replace Richard Peña as directors of programming.

'Silver Linings Playbook' Draws Up Impressive Reviews at Toronto

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 13, 2012 12:44 PM
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  • 1 Comment
It looks like David O. Russell might have followed up "The Fighter" with another feel-good hit.

Punch-Drunk Taxi Driver

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 13, 2012 11:17 AM
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  • 4 Comments
If "Boogie Nights" is Anderson's "Goodfellas," is "Punch-Drunk Love" his "Taxi Driver?"

From the Wire: A Lost Video Store, Found

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 12, 2012 12:27 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Kim's Video used to be the best video store in New York City. You'll never believe where its movies wound up.

Criticwire Picks: After the Obvious, It's 'Liberal Arts'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 12, 2012 11:15 AM
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  • 1 Comment

Criticwire at the Toronto International Film Festival: At the Halfway Point What's a Hit and What's a Miss?

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 12, 2012 10:53 AM
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  • 2 Comments
As grade averages from the first half of TIFF 2012 have coming in, we gather some of the notables, complete with excerpts from reviews from Criticwire members.

The Theme That Connects All of Paul Thomas Anderson's Movies

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 11, 2012 1:18 PM
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  • 2 Comments
In a few hours, I'll finally see Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master." As the flood of Anderson-centric content on the site (three posts in just over 24 hours) might suggest, I am mildly excited. And by mildly, I mean feverishly. And by excited, I mean frantic.

'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,' is One For the Time Capsule

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 11, 2012 10:49 AM
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  • 13 Comments
If you had to pick one movie to represent all of modern cinema culture, what would you pick?

A Scene From 'Boogie Nights' Explains Why You Should See 'The Master' in 70mm

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 10, 2012 3:13 PM
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  • 1 Comment
"It doesn't have to look good. Film is just too damn expensive. And the theaters are already converting to video projectors."

'Cloud Atlas' Toronto Reviews Clouded By Critical Doubts

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 10, 2012 11:52 AM
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  • 0 Comments
The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's sci-fi epic did not receive an epic welcome at the Toronto Film Festival.

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