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  • noun enthusiasm for films and the cinema.


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  • I mean real cinephilia, which is endlessly curious and always on the search for the next innovation, the next curveball, the next epiphany.

    Slate Magazine Karina Longworth 2011

  • It is the largest moviegoing event of the year in a city where cinephilia is an epidemic.

    Sharpening Its Lens, Even as It Expands Steve Dollar 2011

  • Not to discount some of the headier fare on the roster, but this annual mini-festival is a surefire anecdote to stiff-collar cinephilia.

    Chewing on Love and Loss Steve Dollar 2011

  • Protests en masse While cinephilia seems to be hardwired into the French DNA, so does the act of taking to the boulevards to express dissatisfaction.

    It's Lights, Camera, Strike in France Lennox Morrison 2010

  • Reprising a healthy number of New York Film Festival selections, as well as premieres of new entertainments like the Duplass brothers' "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" and the Johnny Depp vehicle "The Rum Diary," the 19th annual edition of this Long Island festival brings cinephilia to the suburbs.

    Repertory Film: A Final Festival Feast Steve Dollar 2011

  • In what ways have these technologies brought cinephilia new life?

    Paul Snyder: The Future of Cinephilia: Will Streaming Movies replace DVD? 2010

  • Since its launch in 2008, ATP New York has partnered with the Criterion Collection, the DVD company that has made passionate cinephilia and deluxe packaging its signature.

    Between Songs, a Film or Two for Good Measure 2010

  • "On the one hand, there is cinephilia as a conceptual mode of pleasure, and on the other, is thinking of cinephilia as a particular historical moment and/or cultural movement (think only most recently, Rosenbaum and Martin's Movie Mutations, and - I would add - the blogosphere)."

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 5/22. 2007

  • "[T] he rise of video, and subsequently DVD, has decisively tipped cinephilia into the realm of possession as opposed to experience."

    GreenCine Daily: Reverse Shot. On Demand. 2007

  • Dourly withholding as it may be, Regular Lovers is superior in every sense — not least in its near-complete absence of cinephilia.

    GreenCine Daily: Regular Lovers. 2007


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