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'Inherent Vice' Leads the Criticwire Survey's Most-Anticipated Fall Movies

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 2, 2014 11:38 AM
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Paul Thomas Anderson's Thomas Pynchon adaptation tops the list of movies critics are looking forward to in 2014.

Everything Wrong With 'Everything Wrong With...' Videos

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 25, 2014 12:35 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Movie nitpickers get giddy on their own cleverness, but all they're proving is their inability to engage.

Found Footage Films Use Cinema's History to Uncover Its Future

  • By Julian Ross
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  • August 20, 2014 1:00 PM
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Movies like "Songs From the North" and "The Tony Longo Trilogy" create new images without shooting a frame.

How Italy's Oldest Film Company Helped Redefine Women's Roles

  • By Mallory Andrews
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  • August 20, 2014 12:00 PM
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Italy’s oldest production company, Titanus, gets a comprehensive retrospective at Locarno.

Is It Time to Let Go of the French New Wave?

  • By Pascaline Sordet
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  • August 20, 2014 11:00 AM
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As the Nouvelle Vague tag has grown to encompass filmmakers who weren't originally part of it, does it stop us from seeing their new films on their own terms?

In the Balkans, Female Filmmakers Are Finally Finding a Voice

  • By Tina Poglajen
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  • August 19, 2014 1:00 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The stories most appealing to foreign audiences are the alternatives to the perceived nationalism and sexism of cinema in the former Yugoslav countries.

Glenn Kenny on Robert De Niro, 'Boyhood' Critics and the Long Death of Print

  • By Greg Cwik
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  • August 19, 2014 12:00 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The longtime critic talks about his book "Robert De Niro: Anatomy of an Actor" and has a few choice words (in Russian!) for "Boyhood" contrarians

Swiss Audiences in 'Listen Up Philip' Shocker: New York Is a Terrible Place to Live

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 14, 2014 11:43 AM
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As Hollywood movies court international audiences, their depictions of the U.S.A. grow more and more foreign.

'Frank' Is a Lesson in Why Equating Creativity and Mental Illness is Dangerous and Deadly

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 13, 2014 4:51 PM
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  • 8 Comments
Whether it's Robin Williams, cult musician Daniel Johnston, or a fictional character in a fiberglass head, linking mental illness and artistic profundity is always a bad idea.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' 'The Goonies,' and Why It's Good That Kids Like Crap

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 11, 2014 12:57 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Children don't have bad taste so much as no taste at all, but the more crap they consume, the sooner they develop a taste for better things.