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'Blue Is the Warmest Color's Lesbian Sex Scenes Are Hot But Boring

  • By Judith Dry
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  • October 16, 2013 12:41 PM
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  • 10 Comments
The controversial lesbian love scenes in 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' are authentic but don't add much to the story.

Bryan Singer Donates $5 Million For USC's Bryan Singer Division of Critical Studies

  • By Eric Kohn
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  • October 15, 2013 4:47 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Bryan Singer has donated $5 million to USC's Critical Studies division. What course would he teach? The director has one idea.

For 'The Walking Dead,' "30 Days Without an Accident," and Much Longer Without Real Change

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 13, 2013 10:06 PM
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  • 4 Comments
The show's fourth-season premiere introduces a new threat, but leaves its audience feeling far too safe.
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The Act We Act: Art and Performance in 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' and 'Exhibition'

  • October 11, 2013 4:25 PM
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Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' and Joanna Hogg's 'Exhibition' explore the crossover between performance and life.

A Lifelong Disneyland Fan Takes on Disneyworld Dystopia 'Escape From Tomorrow'

  • By Scott Renshaw
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  • October 11, 2013 9:47 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Critic Scott Renshaw has been going to Disneyland since childhood, but for him Randy Moore's dystopian 'Escape From Tomorrow' is less an attack on the Mouse House than on "the way people do Disneyland wrong, as a metaphor for the way they do life wrong."

'Hail Mary,' 'First Name: Carmen' and Jean-Luc Godard's Forgotten '80s

  • October 10, 2013 2:53 PM
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Like many of Godard's best films, 'Hail Mary' and 'First Name: Carmen' were inspired by a woman.

Attention Aspiring Film Critics: Indiewire Could Send You to the Sundance Film Festival Next Year

  • By Eric Kohn
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  • October 10, 2013 2:48 PM
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At Indiewire, we have long believed that claims of film criticism being a profession in decline were misguided. While certainly not the easiest job market (has it ever been?), the desire among young critics to follow their passion hasn't waned.

The Music of Loss: How 'Inside Llewyn Davis' and 'The Wind Rises' Find Beauty in Sorrow

  • October 10, 2013 1:33 PM
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In their new movies, the Coen brothers and Hayao Miyazaki both reflect on the subject of loss.

In 'Jealousy' and 'Bucharest,' Actors' Romances Cause Performance Anxiety

  • October 7, 2013 1:08 PM
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New films from Philippe Garrel and Corneliu Poromboiu wonder whether love is just an act.

'A Touch of Sin,' 'Burning Bush' and the Violent Cost of Change

  • October 4, 2013 4:21 PM
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In Jia Zhang-ke's China and Agniezska Holland's Czechoslovakia, political change comes at a bloody cost.