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    In Remembrance of Harris Savides: 1957-2012

    Cinematographer Harris Savides, who died yesterday at 54, was a poet of light. He shot some of the stylistically striking movies of the last two decades.

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    From Brooklyn With Love: Notes on Unsophistication

    When I dashed off a little rant about snarky commenters who annoyed me during a revival screening of "From Russia With Love," I didn't expect it to strike a nerve. Apparently it did. I wouldn't take back any of it—I said what I said, and meant all of it. But I would like to clarify a few points in t...

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    From Young Viewers With Total Indifference

    The problem with some young viewers.

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    FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE is not unsophisticated. You are.

    "From Russia With Love" was released almost 50 years ago.

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    COSMOPOLIS: A Masterwork of Compression

    David Cronenberg’s movie version of Don DeLillo’s "Cosmopolis," a black comedy about a financier whose life is falling apart, is a snapshot of Western civilization in existential panic.

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    Grains of Sand: The Meditative Beauty of SAMSARA

    Ronald Fricke's "Samsara" is a trance movie. Its title is a Buddhist term that roughly translates as, "The cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound." And in a roundabout way, the movie does tell that story.

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    REMEMBERING ANDREW SARRIS, 1928-2012

    This is a remembrance of film critic Andrew Sarris (1928-2012).

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    TRAILER WATCH - Marvel's THE AVENGERS: Just Another Superhero Movie?

    Matt Zoller Seitz: Have you heard there's a new Avengers trailer? All those great Marvel superheroes are in one trailer, just like in the comics! And Iron Man is there, and Thor, and .... sorry, I just can't get excited about this. As you might have heard, I'm sick unto death of sup...

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    Writing reviews in pen

    I'm going to write reviews in pen for a while and see what happens

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    MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: Should HOMELAND have quit while it was ahead?

    Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck might not seem to belong in a review of a searing cable drama about terrorism, but bear with me, OK? In the climax of Show Biz Bugs (1957), in which Bugs and Daffy compete for the right to claim top billing in a show, Daffy decides he’s had enough of being bested by the rab...

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