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Locarno International Film Festival

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    Seeing the Sights in the Films of Ben Wheatley

    Considering the uniquely personal aesthetic of one of the most talented young genre filmmakers in the world.

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    Of Bridesmaids and Manic Pixies: Female Archetypes in 'Ruby Sparks' and 'Bachelorette'

    Considering the evolution of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl figure in two films at the Locarno Film Festival.

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    'Far From Afghanistan,' Indeed

    “Every spectator is either a coward or a traitor” -- Frantz Fanon

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    Toby Jones, Household Face

    You might not know Toby Jones' name but you might recognize his face -- and you surely love his work.

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    Locarno Review: Well-Intentioned Omnibus Doc 'Far From Afghanistan' Has Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen

    The sprawling concept draws together the considerable talents of five established non-fiction filmmakers and several Afghan journalists for an essayistic exploration of the war's debilitating impact on both the local population and U.S. citizenry. It's also a far-reaching treatise against all acts o...

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    Dueling Visions of Fantasy at the Locarno Film Festival

    Comparing the images of fantasy at two Locarno selections: "Ruby Sparks" and "Magic Mike."

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    Locarno Review: With an Impressively Creepy Turn by Toby Jones, 'Berberian Sound Studio' Is an Enticing Audiovisual Enigma

    While the closest point of comparison for Strickland's eerie audiovisual thriller is Francis Ford Coppola's "The Conversation," its later scenes shift to Hitchcockian mode.

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    Roger Avary's First Post-Prison Interview: Where His Career Will Take Him Next

    "Incarceration didn't change me," he said after a long pause. "In many ways, incarceration galvanized me. The totality of the experience helped me."

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    This Week on Criticwire: Opening Locarno and Evaluating the Classics

    The Sight & Sound poll dominated the late-week headlines, but there were other reasons over the past few days to look back at the films of the past.

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