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    Attention, College-Age Film Critics: Indiewire and the Film Society of Lincoln Center Could Send You to Switzerland

    If you're at an early stage of your career, want to be a film critic and think you have the right stuff, the Critics Academy is designed for you.

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    'The Last of the Unjust' and 'The Missing Picture' Reconstruct Genocide's History

    A victim of the Khmer Rouge and a Holocaust historian bring the past into the present.

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    Is Portuguese Cinema in Danger?

    With Portuguese films circulating in the world's greatest festivals, Vanessa Erazo wonders if it's the nation's cinema is in danger, or the nation itself.

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    Claire Denis on 'Bastards'

    The veteran French auteur talks about her vengeance-driven new film, in which actions speak louder than words.

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    Running With the Pack

    'The Dog' and 'Fifi Howls From Happiness' present portraits of very different gay lives.

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    Dog Day Afternoons

    'Alan Partridge' and 'The Dog' reflect on Sidney Lumet's '70s classic and its real-life inspiration.

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    Gay Sex on Screen in 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' and 'Stranger by the Lake'

    The controversial lesbian love scenes in 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' are authentic but don't add much to the story.

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    'Walter Mitty's Not-So-Secret Act

    Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' and Joanna Hogg's 'Exhibition' explore the crossover between performance and life.

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    Godard's Forgotten '80s

    Like many of Godard's best films, 'Hail Mary' and 'First Name: Carmen' were inspired by a woman.

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    Attention Aspiring Film Critics: Indiewire Could Send You to the Sundance Film Festival Next Year

    At Indiewire, we have long believed that claims of film criticism being a profession in decline were misguided. While certainly not the easiest job market (has it ever been?), the desire among young critics to follow their passion hasn't waned.

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