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The Critics Academy Compendium: All the 2013 Locarno Coverage

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 27, 2013 1:14 PM
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A handy collection of all the Critics Academy work that has been featured on Criticwire and the Film Society of Lincoln Center blog.

'Breaking Bad' "Confessions": An Autopsy in 22 Screenshots

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 26, 2013 5:33 PM
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A screenshot analysis of "Confessions" shows 'Breaking Bad's meticulous attention to visual detail.

In Richard Curtis' 'About Time,' It's Not the Romance That Works

  • By Laya Maheshwari
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  • August 26, 2013 3:37 PM
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In the 'Notting Hill' auteur's time-traveling rom-com, the romance fizzles but father-son tenderness hits home.

'Breaking Bad' Watch: In "Confessions," Coming Clean and Getting Dirty

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 26, 2013 12:48 PM
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Walt comes clean, and things get dirty.

Criticwire Survey: Binge-Watching for the Summer Doldrums

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 26, 2013 11:19 AM
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Critics offer their suggestions for TV shows to mainline during the summer movie doldrums.

'The Dirties' Approaches School Shootings as Black Comedy

  • August 23, 2013 6:49 PM
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When it comes to discussions about violence in schools, Matt Johnson's debut feature may be an easier entry point for teens than other arthouse offerings.

Did Locarno's French Films Use Scenery as a Crutch?

  • August 23, 2013 5:07 PM
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At this year's Locarno Film Festival, French stories became more about showcasing backdrops than certain directors' vision.

The Biggest Lesson from Films This Decade: Only Bad Things Happen in Cabins

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 23, 2013 2:17 PM
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Whether you're a couple of estranged family members, a group of couples looking for a relaxing getaway or an art thief seeking a secure hideout, cabins are never the answer.

VODetails: 'Jayne Mansfield's Car'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 22, 2013 3:12 PM
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Is Billy Bob Thornton's return to the director's chair worth your VODollars?

In 'Shivers' and 'What Now? Remind Me,' Mortality and the Prison of the Mind

  • August 22, 2013 12:17 PM
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A daring and undaunted film has been awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival this past weekend: it is Joaquim Pinto's new film E Agora? Lembra-me ("What Now? Remind Me"). When I first watched it at the beginning of the festival, I left the screening room in a haze, the film was so rich and dense, I couldn't figure out where to begin. It has been haunting me since, for rarely have I seen on screen such strong exposure of an artist's thoughts.

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