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    Olivier Assayas on the Difference Between Film Writing and Film Criticism

    The journalist turned director shared some thoughts on the world of movie culture with the Critics Academy.

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    Missives From the Substitute World

    A member of our Critics Academy gets to "the core of the cinema" found in a trio of NYFF titles.

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    Silence, Golden, in Black and White: 'Tabu,' Gomes, and Cage

    On the magic and music of nothingness in a remarkable New York FIlm Festival selection.

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    (After the) Disaster Films: 'Life of Pi' and 'Flight'

    The New York Film Festival opened with a shipwreck and closed with a plane crash. Here, a member of the Critics Academy considers the films in tandem.

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    Nothing Surfaces: Cristian Mungiu's 'Beyond the Hills'

    A Critics Academy investigation of a "perilous but rewarding film."

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    A Critics Academy Conversation: New York Film Festival Wrap-Up

    A Critics Academy Conversation: New York Film Festival Wrap-Up

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    Olivier Assayas Returns to His Summer of Marx

    Olivier Assayas' revolutionary cinema -- in two films about revolutionaries.

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    The Movie Talk Show of Our Time

    On a disarming, and disarmingly entertaining television series about great film artists.

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    Like the Last Time I Saw Someone in Love in Macao

    Comparing two portraits of urban loneliness from the New York Film Festival.

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    Looking For Reasons to Believe in 'Life of Pi'

    On the difference between "It's visual stunning, but..." and "It's visually stunning, because..."

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