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"Manuscripts Don't Burn"

2014 Milwaukee Film Festival: Eric Beltmann’s Top Five

“I’m going to yell at him when I go back to Iran,” Maryam Sepehri said while we chatted in the lobby of the Downer Theatre. She was referring to Mohammed Rasoulof,...

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2014 Milwaukee Film Festival: Week Two Picks

2014 Milwaukee Film Festival: Week Two Picks

Guitar gods, of course, only play after the openers are through. No wonder the Milwaukee Film Festival saved its Centerpiece selection, a biopic starring Outkast’s...

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"The Missing Picture"

2014 Milwaukee Film Festival: Week One Picks

Maybe close your eyes and start throwing darts at the program guide. It’s tough to choose movies to see from among the 276 feature and short films being presented...

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Introducing the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival

Introducing the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival

For the Milwaukee Film Festival, the Times they are a-changin’. The festival is shaking things up for its sixth year, most notably by adding the Times Cinema in...

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2014 TCM Classic Film Festival: Wrap-Up

2014 TCM Classic Film Festival: Wrap-Up

As I anticipated in my preview piece, this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival was a sublime experience. The festival keeps growing year after year, and it’s easy...

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Notes from the 2014 San Diego Latino Film Festival

Notes from the 2014 San Diego Latino Film Festival

San Diego wouldn’t be one of the first cities that come to one’s mind when thinking of places with vibrant film cultures, nor should it be. Returning to Los...

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2014 TCM Classic Film Festival: Preview

2014 TCM Classic Film Festival: Preview

The question on everybody’s mind at last year’s TCM Classic Film Festival was: Is this the end of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre as we know and love it? There was...

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Everything you need to know about the R-rated version of “Anchorman 2″

Everything you need to know about the R-rated version of “Anchorman 2″

With the re-release of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” in a new “Super-Sized R-Rated Version” complete with “763 new jokes,” we at Critic Speak thought...

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Our 2014 Oscar Picks and Predictions

Our 2014 Oscar Picks and Predictions

Rest assured: this is the only Oscar predictions post you’ll see on Critic Speak all year. While the rest of the Internet film community becomes obsessed with...

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James Frazier’s Top 10 (+10) Films of 2013

James Frazier’s Top 10 (+10) Films of 2013

Bret Easton Ellis recently declared 2013 the worst year in the history of cinema. If that’s true, I didn’t notice. For months, I’ve walked out of film after...

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