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    Of Bridesmaids and Manic Pixies: Female Archetypes in 'Ruby Sparks' and 'Bachelorette'

    Considering the evolution of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl figure in two films at the Locarno Film Festival.

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    'Far From Afghanistan,' Indeed

    “Every spectator is either a coward or a traitor” -- Frantz Fanon

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    Toby Jones, Household Face

    You might not know Toby Jones' name but you might recognize his face -- and you surely love his work.

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    Dueling Visions of Fantasy at the Locarno Film Festival

    Comparing the images of fantasy at two Locarno selections: "Ruby Sparks" and "Magic Mike."

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    This Week on Criticwire: Opening Locarno and Evaluating the Classics

    The Sight & Sound poll dominated the late-week headlines, but there were other reasons over the past few days to look back at the films of the past.

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    At Locarno, Opening Night Done Right

    Film festivals are a haven for cinephiles -- just not on opening night.

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    Meet the Members of the Locarno Critics Academy

    Hear from the talented young critics who will be covering Locarno for us next week.

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    Toronto Line-up Launches Oscar Race; What Will Show Up in Venice? Fantastic Fest?

    Many likely Oscar contenders are spoken for in the Toronto line-up, from Ben Affleck's "Argo" to FDR tale "Hyde Park on Hudson." "Looper" may seem like an odd TIFF fest opener--the festival has stepped away from having to book Canadian films--unless you consider Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis...

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    Locarno Film Festival Lineup: 2 Women Directed Films In Competition

    On Wednesday, the Locarno Film Festival announced its lineup for in-competition films and the Piazza Grande program. Held from August 1-11, Locarno is one of the world’s oldest film festivals, currently in its 65th year.

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