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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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    At Locarno, Opening Night Done Right

    Film festivals are a haven for cinephiles -- just not on opening night.

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    Locarno Review: Despite Cerebral Fixations, 'Lore' Is Still a Radical Take on the Holocaust Survivor Tale From a Nazi Perspective

    Remove the prologue from Australian director Cate Shortland's German-language drama "Lore," which follows the teen daughter (newbie Saskia Rosendahl) of an S.S. officer on the lam in the immediate aftermath of World War II, and it would have much in common with any number of mopey Holo...

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    Locarno Review: Piazza Opening Night Film 'The Sweeney' Pits Gruff Ray Winstone Against Tired Tough Cop Formula

    "The Sweeney" doggedly adheres to a familiar tune that could use some roughing up.

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    5 Movies To Watch at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival

    The Locarno Film Festival begins its 65th edition tonight with the world premiere of Nick Love's Ray Winstone crime vehicle "The Sweeney" at the famous outdoor Piazza Grande, which typically seats some 8,800 people. But while the Piazza has evolved into Locarno's most emblematic in...

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