“Jack and Diane,” The Werewolf Love Story That Wasn’t image

“Jack and Diane,” The Werewolf Love Story That Wasn’t

In the final post in our series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Zeba Blay dissects this indie-romance film and the continued cinematic obsession with vampires and werewolves

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Swiss Films Starring Switzerland

In the fourteenth of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Claudia Piwecki discusses how Swiss filmmakers put the cinema of their country on display at this years festival.

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Brisseau’s “Woman” Wins Top Prize at Locarno Fest

In Switzerland, the Locarno Film Festival came to a close with awards over the weekend. Major prizes went to films from France, South Korea, Austria, Japan, Portugal, China and the United States.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Reappraising Preminger’s Early Work

In the twelfth of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Marc Menichini argues for the virtues of the great filmmaker's early, studio-commissioned works.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Tension and Release

In the eleventh of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Michael Noredine calls Leviathan "the kind of film that creates an environment so visually and aurally complete as to be nearly indescribable."

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Fearing Other People

In the tenth of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Ari Gunnar Thorsteinsson looks at four festival selections that confront the alternate terrors of isolation and connection.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Locarno’s Northern Lights image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Locarno’s Northern Lights

In the ninth in a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Adam Cook reflects on the sole Canadian offerings at this year's festival.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Boy vs. Girl

In the eighth a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Beatrice Behn dissects the fraught gender dynamics of Ruby Sparks.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: The Specter of Pornography image

Locarno 2012 Diary: The Specter of Pornography

In the seventh of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Celluloid Liberation Front discusses three different depictions of opportunism, exploitation, and obscenity.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Illusions Against Reality in Pablo Larraín’s “No” image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Illusions Against Reality in Pablo Larraín’s “No”

In the sixth of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Claudia Piwecki discusses the blending of history and fiction in this award-winning Chilean film starring Gael García Bernal.

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