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In Joanna Hogg's 'Exhibition,' Echoes of Mumblecore and David Lynch

  • October 4, 2013 9:10 AM
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The three films in the New York Film Festival's "Emerging Artist: Joanna Hogg" are sometimes mundane, sometimes bizarre, but always feature Tom Hiddleston.

'Gravity's Companion Short Is a Masterpiece As Well. Too Bad You Can't See It.

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 3, 2013 4:03 PM
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A seven-minute short called 'Aningaaq' serves as a worthy companion to the much-lauded 'Gravity,' but apart from the lucky few who saw it at film festivals, most viewers will have to wait for the DVD.

Harvey Weinstein's 'Salinger' Is a Master Class in Spin

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 3, 2013 3:28 PM
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Critics weren't kind to Shane Salerno's documentary on J.D. Salinger. But Harvey Weinstein has turned the film's marketing into a work of art.

John Goodman: The Coen Brothers' Common Man

  • By Greg Cwik
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  • October 3, 2013 1:47 PM
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With 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' John Goodman adds another chapter to a long collaboration with the Coen brothers.

The A.V. Club's Todd VanDerWerff on the State of TV Criticism

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 2, 2013 12:53 PM
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A.V. Club TV Editor Todd VanDerWerff talks about why he added long-form reviews to the site's well-read recaps, and how TV criticism is changing across the board.

Mark Kermode, 21st Century Film Criticism and the Fruitful Instability of Online Reputations

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 2, 2013 9:21 AM
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Negative reviews get people's attention, but in veteran U.K. critic Mark Kermode's forthcoming book, he argues that critics expose themselves more when they go to bat for a film, and it's the size of the risk -- not the outlet they write for -- that separates critics worth reading from those who aren't.

TCM's 'Story of Film' Reaches the Heights of 'Citizen Kane' and Draws a Few Wild Cards

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 30, 2013 5:06 PM
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In the fifth of its fifteen weeks, the Turner Classic Movies series built around Mark Cousins' fifteen-part documentary reaches undisputed classics and throws in a few wild cards.

Was 'Breaking Bad's Finale Too "Tidy"?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 30, 2013 2:53 PM
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Reaction to 'Breaking Bad's finale episode splits between those who found it satisfying and those who found it a little too much so.

With "Felina," 'Breaking Bad' Goes Out With a Bang, or Several

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 30, 2013 12:06 PM
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The series about a meth-dealing chemistry teacher comes to a thoroughly satisfying, if by definition anticlimactic, end.

If You Read One Review For Each of the NYFF 2013 Films...

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 27, 2013 4:07 PM
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All Is Lost, Robert Redford
We've picked out some of the best reviews from ten of the films playing at this year's New York Film Festival.

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