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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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    A New Opportunity For College-Age Film Critics: Indiewire, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Film Comment to Host Workshop For Budding NYC Critics During NYFF

    Earlier this month, Indiewire joined forces with the Locarno Film Festival, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center to host a workshop in Switzerland for aspiring film critics. We don't want to sound too self-congratulatory, because the participants were as much a part of the experience as the pe...

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    Dawn of the Millennial Zombies

    Many of the American indies on display at Locarno featured characters stumbling through life like George Romero creatures.

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    Japan From the Outside

    Japan and Mexico joined forces this year at the Locarno Film Festival

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    Opening Doors for African Film at Locarno

    On the small but expanding world of African independent cinema.

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    Milkyway Magic: The Creative Genius of Johnnie To and Soi Cheang

    Thanks to director/writer/producer Johnnie To, the commercial cinema of Hong Kong has entered a golden age. Since forming Milkyway Image Ltd. in 1996, To has helped produce over fifty films, and has directed or co-directed over half of them himself. While other Hong Kong filmmakers were being e...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Selections from the Locarno Critics Academy

    As the Locarno Critic's Academy reaches its conclusion, we present a special version of Weekend Reel Reads featuring work from our eight studious and eloquent members.

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    Days of Future Women Past: The Films of Marco Ferreri and Ornella Muti

    On the ominous and uncomfortable visions of Marco Ferreri and Ornella Muti.

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    Interview: Apichatpong Weerasethakul Recalls His Past Films and Future Plans

    The director of "Uncle Boonmee" on upcoming projects, his cinematic inspiration, and how it feels to be the president of the jury at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival.

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    Some Theories About Rodney Ascher's 'Room 237'

    Is this documentary about Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" a work of criticism, or a critique of criticism?

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