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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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Danny Baldwin’s Top 10 Films of 2013

Danny Baldwin’s Top 10 Films of 2013

2013 wasn’t a bad year for movies, but it felt like it at times due to the dearth of big surprises. Of my top 10 films, nine were made by established auteurs,...

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AFI Fest 2013: “The Unknown Known,” “The Past,” “Our Sunhi,” & “The Green Inferno”

AFI Fest 2013: “The Unknown Known,” “The Past,” “Our Sunhi,” & “The Green Inferno”

On my final night attending this year’s AFI Fest, I hustled across the Chinese multiplex lobby from a screening of Hong Sang-soo’s “Our Sunhi” to another...

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AFI Fest 2013: “The Marriage of Maria Braun” (1979)

AFI Fest 2013: “The Marriage of Maria Braun” (1979)

When a film festival includes previously released films on its schedule, especially older films, they are usually great achievements in cinematic history or straight-up...

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AFI Fest 2013: “A Woman Under the Influence” (1974)

AFI Fest 2013: “A Woman Under the Influence” (1974)

Agnès Varda, Grand Dame of the film world, descended upon AFI Fest 2013 as Guest Artistic Director. In this role, she chose several canonical films to be screened...

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