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    Exclusive Excerpt: New Book Examines Contemporary Iran in Asghar Farhadi Films

    Written by Tina Hassannia, "Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema" combines the romantic tradition of close reading with the precise historical, and in some cases, contemporary, context.

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    Watch: An Alien's Guide to Understanding David Fincher's 'Fight Club'

    Film criticism gets the extraterrestrial treatment in the debut episode of new web series "Earthling Cinema."

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    Attention, Aspiring Film Critics: Apply Now for the NYFF Critics Academy

    If you're interested in a career in film criticism or journalism and based in New York, you'll want to check this out.

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    SydneysBuzz Critic Carlos Aguilar is Honored for Sundance by the Roger Ebert Fellowship

    We are very pleased that our own Carlos Aguilar has been selected as IndieWire announces finalists for the 2014 IndieWire | Sundance Institute Fellowship For Film Criticism.

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    'RAINER ON FILM' by critic Peter Rainer (Buy this book now)

    Peter Rainer, a longtime personal and 'friend in the business' has written a book we all need to read closely.

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    Critical Thinking

    People often ask me what critics I read, if any. Of course, I’m not typical; I don’t consult reviews to help me decide whether or not to see a film. In most cases, I read reviews after I’ve already screened the picture in question.

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    Matt Singer Joins Indiewire With the Launch of the Criticwire Blog

    If you believe the hype, film criticism faces extinction. Indiewire sees it differently: Provocative voices steeped in knowledge and enthusiasm for every strain of movie experience never went away. It just got harder to find them.

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    Anatomy of a List: My Top 10's In 2 Places

    Anatomy of a List: My Top 10's In 2 Places

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    Why Do Review Embargoes Exist?

    Over the weekend, word got out that New Yorker film critic David Denby decided to break the embargo on David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," reviewing the movie in this week's issue of the magazine, several weeks before the release -- and well ahead of the Decemmber 13...

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