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    Love and Death in the Films of Michael Haneke

    Sadistic? Maybe. Hard to watch? Sometimes. Familial? Definitely, though it may take a bit of work to notice.

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    Dancing in the Rain: Nicole Kidman's Femme Fatales

    In the New York Film Festival film "The Paperboy" Nicole Kidman returns to the role of a femme fatale. How her performance compares with the one she played 17 years ago in "To Die For."

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    Please Turn On Your Cell Phone: The Dark Side of Smartphones in New York Film Festival Movies

    A pair of New York FIlm Festival movies put the spotlight on the role of smartphones in modern society.

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    An Inconceivable 'Princess Bride' Reunion at New York Film Festival

    Plus: William Goldman and Rob Reiner talk about their dreams for a "Princess Bride" sequel.

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    YouTube Aesthetics Invade Film Festival Documentaries

    Comparing two very unusual new documentaries -- "Room 237" and "Leviathan" -- which bear two very different influences from YouTube filmmaking.

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    Holy Celluloid Versus Digital Passion

    Comparing the representations of digital filmmaking in a trio of New York Film Festival selections

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    Meet the Members of the New York Film Festival Critics Academy

    Allow us to introduce the young critics who will be covering the New York Film Festival for Criticwire.

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    Last Call For Applications for the Critics Academy at the New York Film Festival

    If you want to learn what it's like to cover a film festival alongside the pros, the deadline to apply is September 4th.

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    The Critics Academy's Coming to New York Film Festival; Here's How to Apply

    College-age critics are welcomed to apply for a chance to cover the New York Film Festival -- for this blog!

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