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Blank Generations: 'Last of the Unjust' and 'The Missing Picture' Reconstruct Genocide's History

  • October 22, 2013 3:00 PM
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A victim of the Khmer Rouge and a Holocaust historian bring the past into the present.

Is Portuguese Cinema in Danger, or Does It Just Reflect a Country in Turmoil?

  • October 22, 2013 1:34 PM
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With Portuguese films circulating in the world's greatest festivals, Vanessa Erazo wonders if it's the nation's cinema is in danger, or the nation itself.

Claire Denis on 'Bastards,' Blood and the Power of Silence

  • October 22, 2013 1:01 PM
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The veteran French auteur talks about her vengeance-driven new film, in which actions speak louder than words.

Running With the Pack: Portraits of Gay Life in 'The Dog' and 'Fifi Howls From Happiness'

  • By Judith Dry
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  • October 17, 2013 3:19 PM
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'The Dog' and 'Fifi Howls From Happiness' present portraits of very different gay lives.

Dog Day Afternoons: Under Siege in 'Alan Partridge' and 'The Dog'

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • October 17, 2013 12:44 PM
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'Alan Partridge' and 'The Dog' reflect on Sidney Lumet's '70s classic and its real-life inspiration.

'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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The controversial lesbian love scenes in 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' are authentic but don't add much to the story.

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.

'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.