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    Critic's Picks: The Best Film Performances of 2012

    We no longer live in the age of the method. The performances that stand out in current cinema radiate a self-reflexive intensity less impressive for how much they convince us of their authenticity -- although they do that -- and pertain instead to addressing viewers aware of the artifice.

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    Cahiers du Cinema Unveils Its Top Ten Films of 2012 -- How Do Yours Match Up?

    It’s that time of year again — and no, we’re not talking about Thanksgiving stuffing and holiday shopping. Top Ten lists will overrun every entertainment news site, personal blog and Twitter feed for the next six weeks.

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    Criticwire Picks: "The Raid: Redemption" Finally Breaks Free For Wider Audience

    Among members of Indiewire's Criticwire network, "The Raid: Redemption" first started gathering steam when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September. To date, Gareth Evans' tale of an Indonesian SWAT team that must take on a high-rise building teem...

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    Abel Ferrara's "4:44 Last Day on Earth" Is the Upbeat Alternative to "Melancholia"

    Abel Ferrara's movies often take place in a world dominated by destructive tendencies that range from corruption and perversion to Catholic guilt. "4:44 Last Day on Earth," Ferrara's first New York production in a decade, takes that fixation even further by imagining the end of the...

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    NYFF '11 | Abel Ferrara Contemplates Sobriety and End of the World in "4:44"

    "It's a one-set film and you're going to live and die in the place you are," says Abel Ferrera about his latest film, "4:44 Last Day on Earth." Speaking to a Film Society at Lincoln Center audience last week, Ferrara discussed why he chose to confront the end of the world inside a New York apartment...

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