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    'The Dirties' Approaches School Shootings as Black Comedy

    When it comes to discussions about violence in schools, Matt Johnson's debut feature may be an easier entry point for teens than other arthouse offerings.

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    Did Locarno's French Films Use Scenery as a Crutch?

    At this year's Locarno Film Festival, French stories became more about showcasing backdrops than certain directors' vision.

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    In 'Shivers' and 'What Now? Remind Me,' Mortality and the Prison of the Mind

    A daring and undaunted film has been awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival this past weekend: it is Joaquim Pinto's new film E Agora? Lembra-me ("What Now? Remind Me"). When I first watched it at the beginning of the festival, I left the screening room in a haze, the film was s...

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    Among Locarno's Short Films, Vodka and Sorcerers

    One of the best films I saw at Locarno Film Festival this year was a mere 20 minutes long. Part of the Fuori concorso Shorts section, The Green Serpent: Of Vodka, Men and Distilled Dreams (a Swiss-Russian co-production) documents the merits and demerits that vodka holds for three Russian men -- acto...

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    Talent to Burn in Locarno's New "Signs of Life" Section

    New films from Ben Rivers and Ben Russell, Raya Martin, James Fotoupolos, Luis Lopez Carrasco and Lorenz Merz

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    Brazilian and Portuguese Masters Find Common Ground With 'The King's Body' and 'Sentimental Education'

    With their new films, Brazil's Julio Bressane and Portugal's Joao Pedro Rodrigues bridge the gap between countries and generations.

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    Off to See the Wizard... in 3D

    3D Technology has dominated cinemas for the past few years, and there's has been a recent surge in taking old, classic films and giving them the 3D treatment. One has to wonder how much this decision is based on actually trying to enhance the experience of these classic films, or if it is just a mon...

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    Sex, Disability and Videotapes: 'Gabrielle' and 'The Special Need'

    Two new movies explore the intersection of disability and sexual desire.

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    Locarno Fetes '2001' and 'Silent Running's Douglas Trumbull

    A report from the Locarno Film Festival's tribute to and masterclass with Douglas Trumbull, the effects guru behind '2001' and the director of 'Silent Running.'

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