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    Stream This: Five Films Critics and Audiences Should Pay Attention to This Awards Season

    Here are five films now streaming that critics and audiences should take a second look at as awards season gets underway.

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    IS TV THE NEW CINEMA? From 'Scandal' to 'House of Cards,' Pundits Continue the Debate

    There was an odd discussion on a recent Charlie Rose show, seemingly about TV as an art form, although technology and business models took up too much air time. These were the subjects the men on the panel (David Carr, Terence Winter, Josh Sapan, Rose himself) seemed most comfortable talking about....

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    L.A. Press Club's Luminary Career Achievement Award Goes to LA Times Film Critic Kenneth Turan

    One sign of maturity and respect is winning awards. L.A. Times film critic Kenneth Turan is getting the Los Angeles Press Club’s Luminary Award for Career Achievement.

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    Critic Dave Kehr Lands Adjunct Film Curator Role at Museum of Modern Art

    The Museum of Modern Art chief film curator Rajendra Roy has made a superb addition to his museum staff. Dave Kehr is the museum's new Adjunct Curator in the Department of Film.

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    New York Film Critics Circle Sets Awards Vote Before National Board of Review

    The tony New York Film Critics Circle has set its annual awards voting for Tuesday, December 3, 2013; they'll announce the time and place for their annual awards ceremony later on. The NYFCC awards are seen as predictive of the Oscar nominations. Last year the NYFCC went heavily for "Zero Dark Thirt...

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    David Thomson Recalls Fun 'Moments That Made the Movies'

    The New Republic critic David Thomson has written more than 20 movie books, among them must-owns such as "The New Biographical Dictionary of Film" and "'Have You Seen...?': A Personal Introduction to 1000 Films." The Brit transplant's long experience with writing accessible, entertaining, idiosyncra...

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    New Republic Film Critic Stanley Kauffmann Dies at 97, Critics Write Tributes

    It's easy to say that it's sad news that critic Stanley Kauffmann is gone. But the man was 97 years old. We should all be so lucky to last so long--he filed his last column in August, reviewing “Our Nixon,” “Israel: A Home Movie” and “Museum Hours.” What is sad is that the older critics in Gerald Pe...

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    New York Film Festival Picks Up Steam, Loses Outside Voices

    Checking out the schedule for the 51st New York Film Festival, I'm struck by how many movies there are still to see, even if many have played other festivals, from Cannes last May to fall fests Telluride, Venice and Toronto. Under the Film Society of Lincoln Center executive director Rose Kuo, over...

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    To Celebrate Roman Polanski's 80th Birthday, A Retrospective

    Happy birthday to Roman Polanski, who turns 80 on Sunday August 18. Published just ahead of this occasion is James Greenberg's picture-packed coffee table book "Roman Polanski: A Retrospective," which covers all of Polanski's movies as well as his career as an actor. Part of a series of glossy filmm...

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    The Guardian's The Observer Names Mark Kermode New Film Critic as Philip French Retires

    Writer and broadcaster Mark Kermode will become The Observer's new resident film critic next month. Kermode, 50, will replace critic Philip French, who is retiring at the beginning of September shortly after his 80th birthday, having written for London daily The Guardian's sister weekly Sunday newsp...

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