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    Exclusive: Film Forum Announces Summer Slate, Including New Films From Jonathan Demme and Jafar Panahi

    Film Forum has announced its summer lineup, and as expected, it's an eclectic and exciting mix of docs and dramas, relative newcomers and respected veterans, and all films are of interest.

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    Critic's Picks: 10 Movies That Deserved More Attention In 2013

    Even after publishing list after list I'm left with a desire to single out a few more titles.

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    Banned Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi's 'Closed Curtain' Earns Ire From Iran

    Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi is once again in the spotlight for his latest film, "Closed Curtain." Having won Best Screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival, "Closed Curtain" has brought Panahi's banned filmmaking activites to the Iranian government's attention.

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    Critics Pick the Best of the Berlin Film Festival (With a Few Surprises)

    This year's Berlin International Film Festival, but that only means that there are some fascinating films and performances now starting their journeys to wider audiences.

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    Critics Rank the Best Films and Performances From the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival

    Paulina GarcĂ­a and "Gloria" fared well in our poll of the best of Berlinale, but there was plenty of praise to spread around to new competition films and those that debuted elsewhere.

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    Berlin Review: Haunted By His Characters, Jafar Panahi Defies Iranian Government Again With Cryptically Self-Referential 'Closed Curtain'

    In 2011, shortly after he was banned by the Iranian government from making movies for 20 years, Jafar Panahi pulled off the impossible with "This Is Not a Film," a bold, diary-like production shot in the confines of his apartment. Given the circumstances, "This Is Not a Film" looked like the only le...

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