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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.

'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.

Critics Pick Their Favorite Films and Performances from the 2013 Locarno International Film Festival

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 21, 2013 12:05 PM
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"Gloria," "What Now? Remind Me" and the upcoming "Short Term 12" are some of the popular picks from this year's Locarno International Film Festival.

Sundance's NEXT Weekend: Tales of Isolation and the Consequences of Being Rescued

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 15, 2013 4:18 PM
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Three closer looks at some of our NEXT Weekend favorites, including a troubled teacher, a troubled father figure and a man who revels in bringing trouble on himself.

Two Refreshing Twists on Familiar Territory from the Seattle International Film Festival

  • By Steve Greene
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  • June 14, 2013 5:04 PM
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One of the most ubiquitous athletes of all time and another story about friends on a retreat turned out to be two of the strongest films to play at SIFF 2013.

The 2013 Cannes Review Report: 'All is Lost'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 22, 2013 1:29 PM
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Minimal dialogue and an even smaller cast list isn't stopping critics from praising director J.C. Chandor and star Robert Redford as some of the best work of Cannes 2013 so far.

The Cannes 2013 Criticwire Cheat Sheet

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 20, 2013 12:46 PM
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Your collection of film pages for all the titles playing at Cannes 2013.

The Tribeca 2013 Criticwire Cheat Sheet

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 16, 2013 1:16 PM
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Tribeca Film Festival
Our complete list of all the films playing at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, complete with links to film pages so that you can follow along with all the coverage.

Critics Pick The Best Scenes and Surprises of SXSW 2013

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 18, 2013 3:17 PM
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Among the results of our SXSW wrap-up poll are two new categories: Best Scene and Biggest Surprise. For those wary of finding out too much about festival films before they make it to theaters, is this a perfect middle ground?