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Words of Wisdom From the Critics Academy

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 1, 2012 12:49 PM
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Meet the Members of the New York Film Festival Critics Academy

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 26, 2012 10:20 AM
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Allow us to introduce the young critics who will be covering the New York Film Festival for Criticwire.

Last Call For Applications for the Critics Academy at the New York Film Festival

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 30, 2012 10:06 AM
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If you want to learn what it's like to cover a film festival alongside the pros, the deadline to apply is September 4th.

The Critics Academy's Coming to New York Film Festival; Here's How to Apply

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 17, 2012 11:16 AM
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College-age critics are welcomed to apply for a chance to cover the New York Film Festival -- for this blog!

Dawn of the Millennial Zombies

  • By Beatrice Behn
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  • August 14, 2012 5:44 PM
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Many of the American indies on display at Locarno featured characters stumbling through life like George Romero creatures.

Japan From the Outside

  • By Claudia Piwecki
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  • August 14, 2012 9:59 AM
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Japan and Mexico joined forces this year at the Locarno Film Festival

Opening Doors for African Film at Locarno

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • August 13, 2012 12:56 PM
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On the small but expanding world of African independent cinema.

Milkyway Magic: The Creative Genius of Johnnie To and Soi Cheang

  • By Adam Cook
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  • August 13, 2012 8:30 AM
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Thanks to director/writer/producer Johnnie To, the commercial cinema of Hong Kong has entered a golden age. Since forming Milkyway Image Ltd. in 1996, To has helped produce over fifty films, and has directed or co-directed over half of them himself. While other Hong Kong filmmakers were being exported to America or devoting themselves to the arthouse scene, To commited himself to rehabilitating Hong Kong’s film industry with a synthesis of commercial filmmaking, expert craft, storytelling, and poetry. Largely inspired by European art cinema and classical Hollywood technique, To has imbued his action and crime films with uncommon artistry, establishing himself as one of contemporary movie culture's greatest genre filmmakers. 

Weekend Reel Reads: Selections from the Locarno Critics Academy

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 12, 2012 1:02 PM
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As the Locarno Critic's Academy reaches its conclusion, we present a special version of Weekend Reel Reads featuring work from our eight studious and eloquent members.

Days of Future Women Past: The Films of Marco Ferreri and Ornella Muti

  • By Celluloid Liberation Front
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  • August 10, 2012 4:01 PM
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On the ominous and uncomfortable visions of Marco Ferreri and Ornella Muti.