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The 2004 Media that Matters Film Festival

In an age of creeping corporate consolidation and growing distrust of media, democratization seems like a good idea. If the objectivity of journalists and the agendas of editors and network suits aren’t yet sufficiently in doubt, what else can explain…

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Million Dollar Statue: Oscars 2005

This year’s Oscars seem to be a battle to the finish between The Aviator and Million Dollar Baby. But we at filmcritic.com offer our more irreverent (and, frankly, inaccurate) handicapping of the Oscars – place your bets! As in years…

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The Year in Film – 2004

2004’s best films? Yeah, there were a few. Ignore the sequels and the remakes and the vanity productions, and there were a few movies that we might tolerate watching again. Here are the ones we thought were the very best….

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What We Learned: Lessons From the Movies, 2004

At filmcritic.com, we see a lot of movies. And over the course of a year, we learn a lot of lessons that’ll not only help us survive in the real world, but will be nifty at cocktail parties. We do…

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Box Set: The Buster Keaton Collection

In 1928, Buster Keaton’s independent production company was approaching financial disaster and he was forced to sign a deal with MGM to keep making movies. The Buster Keaton Collection puts the first three films of Keaton’s MGM era, The Cameraman,…

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AFI Film Festival 2004 — A Very Strong Engagement

The American Film Institute’s annual film festival in Los Angeles — held November 4 to 14th at the Hollywood ArcLight cinemas — again proved itself to be on par with the best festivals in North America with a strong program…

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Filmcritic.com’s Top 50 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films

Why science-fiction and fantasy? Because the lines are blurrier than you might think. Many think of Star Wars as sci-fi, but its complete lack of hard science also lands it in fantasy camp. Extraterrestrials are usually considered sci-fi, but alien…

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John Cassavetes – Five Films

A forerunner of independent cinema? A cinema-verite artiste? The American incarnation of the French New Wave? Of Dogme? John Cassavetes was all these and more. He paved the way for the future of self-financed, self-distributed movies in America with Shadows…

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“The Dude” Invites You Upriver

‘The Dude’ talks about the sixties counterculture, John Kerry, Vietnam, and how it all relates to the new documentary Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry. Jeff ‘The Dude’ Dowd is an independent producer representative and film marketing consultant…

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Shame on You! A Conversation with “A Dirty Shame”‘s John Waters, Selma Blair, and Johnny Knoxville

The more I hear about John Waters, the more I wonder how he’s managed to avoid a straightjacket for so many years. This is the guy who claims that his favorite childhood memory was seeing blood inside of a wrecked…

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