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    John Goodman: The Coens' 'Common Man'

    With 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' John Goodman adds another chapter to a long collaboration with the Coen brothers.

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    NYFF Critics Academy: The New Class

    Meet the members of the New York Film Festival Critics Academy and find out which festival films they're most looking forward to.

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    Indiewire and the Film Society of Lincoln Center Announce Finalists For Second Annual NYFF Critics Academy

    It's been a year since the first edition of the Critics Academy, a workshop co-hosted by Indiewire and the Film Society Society of Lincoln Center for aspiring film critics that takes place during the New York Film Festival, and it's starting to look like we're on to something.

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    The Critics Academy Compendium: All the 2013 Locarno Coverage

    A handy collection of all the Critics Academy work that has been featured on Criticwire and the Film Society of Lincoln Center blog.

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    Richard Curtis' 'About Time'

    In the 'Notting Hill' auteur's time-traveling rom-com, the romance fizzles but father-son tenderness hits home.

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    'The Dirties' Approaches School Shootings as Black Comedy

    When it comes to discussions about violence in schools, Matt Johnson's debut feature may be an easier entry point for teens than other arthouse offerings.

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    Did Locarno's French Films Use Scenery as a Crutch?

    At this year's Locarno Film Festival, French stories became more about showcasing backdrops than certain directors' vision.

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    In 'Shivers' and 'What Now? Remind Me,' Mortality and the Prison of the Mind

    A daring and undaunted film has been awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival this past weekend: it is Joaquim Pinto's new film E Agora? Lembra-me ("What Now? Remind Me"). When I first watched it at the beginning of the festival, I left the screening room in a haze, the film was s...

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    Among Locarno's Short Films, Vodka and Sorcerers

    One of the best films I saw at Locarno Film Festival this year was a mere 20 minutes long. Part of the Fuori concorso Shorts section, The Green Serpent: Of Vodka, Men and Distilled Dreams (a Swiss-Russian co-production) documents the merits and demerits that vodka holds for three Russian men -- acto...

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    Talent to Burn in Locarno's New "Signs of Life" Section

    New films from Ben Rivers and Ben Russell, Raya Martin, James Fotoupolos, Luis Lopez Carrasco and Lorenz Merz

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