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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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    The Sad Beauty of 'Llewyn Davis' and 'The Wind Rises'

    In their new movies, the Coen brothers and Hayao Miyazaki both reflect on the subject of loss.

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    Performance Anxiety in 'Jealousy' and 'When Evening Falls on Bucharest

    New films from Philippe Garrel and Corneliu Poromboiu wonder whether love is just an act.

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    'A Touch of Sin,' 'Burning Bush' and Violent Change

    In Jia Zhang-ke's China and Agniezska Holland's Czechoslovakia, political change comes at a bloody cost.

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    Joanna Hogg: Part David Lynch, Part Lena Dunham

    The three films in the New York Film Festival's "Emerging Artist: Joanna Hogg" are sometimes mundane, sometimes bizarre, but always feature Tom Hiddleston.

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