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    CRITICS' POLL '06 | The Afterlife of "Mr. Lazarescu": Cristi Puiu's Meditation on Mortality Tops in

    Welcome to the first annual indieWIRE film critics' poll. If you're experiencing deja vu, it's because this national survey is a direct descendant of the Village Voice poll, which I conducted from 1999 to 2005 ("Take One" through "Take Seven") with the help of my former colleagues J. Hoberman and Mi...

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    CRITICS' POLL '06 | Film Critics Pick 200+ Favorite Undistributed Films

    Is Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo the must unsung auteur in the U.S. marketplace? For the last several years, the director's work has continued to place high atop critic polls of the year's best undistributed films at both indieWIRE and the Village Voice. From "The Power of Kangwon Province" to "Tur...

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    CRITICS' POLL '06 | The Comments: The Worst, the Overlooked, and The Death (and Rebirth?) of Film C

    THE DESCENT: The Worst Movie Ever Made and Other Low Points

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    CRITICS' POLL '06 | The Comments: The Best, From Mr. Lazarescu to Mr. Eastwood

    In a year where many movies barely skimmed the surface, "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu" got under my skin. Its extraordinary long takes forge a practically physical connection between audience and subject; I'll never forget the moment when I felt my own body jerk in response to Lazarescu's spasmodic co...

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    DISPATCH FROM HAVANA: At A Fest in Cuba, Linking Films and The Current Political Climate

    Last week, as Cuba's leader apparently lay dying, the populace was remarkably calm about the future. Not coincidentally, the largest U.S. congressional delegation since Fidel Castro's revolution, 10 bipartisan anti-embargo members of the House, arrived for talks about trade and travel sanctions and ...

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    REVIEW | Love and Marriage: John Curran's "The Painted Veil"

    "As if a woman ever loved a man for his virtue," scoffs Kitty Fane, heroine of W. Somerset Maugham's 1925 novel "The Painted Veil" - the line remains intact in the new film version. This touches on something raw, the insoluble dilemma that Kitty's heart is rent upon: the people we most esteem or res...

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