Locarno 2012 Diary: Different Shades of the Male Ideal image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Different Shades of the Male Ideal

In the fifth of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Zeba Blay touches on heroic journeys, hard-boiled cops, and divergent visions of masculinity and authority.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Expectation and Discovery image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Expectation and Discovery

In the fourth in a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Michael Nordine covers Berberian Sound Studio and Padroni di Casa.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Compliance and its Law Abiding Tormenters image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Compliance and its Law Abiding Tormenters

In the third of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Celluloid Liberation Front describes Compliance as "a monstrous story" that feels "urgent and timely."

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NYFF37: Mike Leigh’s “Topsy-Turvy” image

NYFF37: Mike Leigh’s “Topsy-Turvy”

Mike Leigh's study of artistic creation is both irresistibly pleasing and deeply insightful. Tuesday night, it screens as part of our ongoing 50 Years of the New York Film Festival series.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Unexpected Haneke Sequel? Shortland’s “Lore” Explores Purest Product of Fascism image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Unexpected Haneke Sequel? Shortland’s “Lore” Explores Purest Product of Fascism

In the second in a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Beatrice Behn explores the tangled moral and political landscape of Cate Shortland’s Lore.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Policiers, Premingers, and Punk Love image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Policiers, Premingers, and Punk Love

In the first in a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Ari Gunnar Thorsteinsson reflects on upturned trailers, femme fatales, and a sharp-toothed teen romance.

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Isn’t it a Pity: Two Films By Claude Sautet image

Isn’t it a Pity: Two Films By Claude Sautet

In Vincent, François, Paul et les Autres and Max et les Ferrailleurs, the great French filmmaker crafted two of his most penetrating studies of failure and ambition.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Meet The Critics, Emerging & Established Alike image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Meet The Critics, Emerging & Established Alike

Just as the Locarno fest aims to showcase new auteurs, this week it's also shining a spotlight on emerging film critics.

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Lucio Fulci’s Surrealist Nightmare image

Lucio Fulci’s Surrealist Nightmare

The Italian master of horror showcases his greatest strengths—atmosphere and gore—in The House by the Cemetery, which screens Friday as a part of our ongoing Midnight Movies series.

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Interview with Linda Goldstein Knowlton, “Somewhere Between” image

Interview with Linda Goldstein Knowlton, “Somewhere Between”

The filmmaker discusses finding subjects for her documentary about young girls adopted from China, the themes of identity and belonging, and the intimacy of the subject matter for her as an adoptive mother. Screens Thursday in Art of the Real with Q&A!

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