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    Filmmakers You Should Know: 'Post Tenebras Lux' Director Carlos Reygadas, Mexico's Darkly Cinematic Dream-Maker

    Few Mexican filmmakers have achieved the global exposure of Carlos Reygadas, although he's not exactly a spokesperson for the country's allure. Reygadas' formally daring, visually inventive narratives present spectacular and frequently unsettling perspectives of Mexican life from the countryside to ...

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    Filmmakers You Should Know: Pablo Trapero Digs Into Argentinian Corruption

    Filmmakers You Should Know: Pablo Trapero Digs Into Argentinian Corruption

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    Filmmakers You Should Know: Dan Sallitt, America's Indie Answer to Eric Rohmer

    While widely acclaimed filmmakers like Richard Linklater and Quentin Tarantino routinely smuggle European influences into their work, the under-seen director Dan Sallitt does it in subtler fashion. A New York-based critic who has made four impressive features in a span of 26 years, Sallitt's subdued...

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    Filmmakers You Should Know: Andrew Dominik, Lyrical Analyst of the Criminal Mind

    With Martin Scorsese's ear for criminal behavior and Terrence Malick's eye for textured environments that overwhelm the characters surrounding them, Australian director Andrew Dominik is more than a typical genre craftsman. Over the past dozen years, Dominik has produced a trio of features that view...

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    Filmmakers You Should Know: Sean Baker, Artisan of American Naturalism

    No matter the scale of the production, American cinema largely reflects the conditions of a society that still has a hard time exploring its diversity. To put it simply: A lot of movies are made by white guys and revolve around white guys. American filmmaker Sean Baker is a white guy, but the four f...

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    Filmmakers You Should Know: Bobcat Goldthwait, Expert Craftsman of Savage Black Comedy

    There are essentially two Bobcat Goldthwaits: The first exists mainly in the past, a screeching, howling stand-up comedian mainly known for playing Zed in a string of "Police Academy" films in the eighties. In recent years, a quieter, surprisingly introspective Goldthwait has funneled much...

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    Filmmakers You Should Know: Mia Hansen-Løve, Eloquent Poet of Relationship Dramas

    Editor's Note: Filmmakers You Should Know is a regular column about working filmmakers who have amassed a significant body of work. This installment focuses on Mia Hansen-Løve, whose third feature, "Goodbye First Love," hits theaters on Friday (it's already on VOD).

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    Filmmakers You Should Know: Terence Davies, Cinematic Poet of Mid-Century British Melodrama

    For nearly 30 years, Terence Davies has maintained a reputation as one of British cinema's brightest voices with just a half dozen features.

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    Filmmakers You Should Know: Ti West, Master of American Creepiness

    He's one of the most skillful genre filmmakers working today, blending an awareness of classical suspense narratives with frequently eccentric storytelling devices and uncompromising commitment to the element of surprise.

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    Filmmakers You Should Know: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkish Master of Understatement

    Filmmakers You Should Know: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkish Master of Understatement

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