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‘Ray & Liz’ Is A Vivid Portraiture Of Family Dysfunction &...

There is an entrenched tradition of realism in British cinema, ranging from kitchen sink films of the ’60s to the signature Steadicam shots of Alan Clarke, up through the TV films of Mike Leigh and as recent as “Hunger,” the striking debut of Oscar-winning Steve McQueen. There was surely no other approach on the table […]

‘Diamantino’: Soccer, Surrealism & Satire Score Big In This Portuguese Oddity...

Sometimes a film cannot be pinned down to a specific genre. “Diamantino,” which screened during the New York Film Festival this past week, is that perfect example. A hybrid of sci-fi, comedy, fantasy, romance, and surrealism, “Diamantino” defies explanation and follows its own beautifully dark and twisted creative whims. READ MORE: New York Film Festival: 15 Must-See Films To Watch […]

‘Diamantino’: Soccer, Surrealism & Satire Score Big In This Portuguese Oddity...

Sometimes a film cannot be pinned down to a specific genre. “Diamantino,” which screened during the New York Film Festival this past week, is that perfect example. A hybrid of sci-fi, comedy, fantasy, romance, and surrealism, “Diamantino” defies explanation and follows its own beautifully dark and twisted creative whims. READ MORE: New York Film Festival: 15 Must-See Films To Watch […]

‘Border’ Is A Compassionate, Empathetic Monsters Ball [NYFF]

Tina’s upper lip quivers as she sniffs the air. She’s in uniform, watching as passengers stroll through an airport terminal corridor. She’ll pull one off to the side and find hidden booze, drugs, even secrets. Tina has a talent; she can smell emotions like guilt and fear and shame. As border security guards go, she’s […]

‘Roma’: Alfonso Cuarón Discusses Digging Into His Past For His Most...

It’s too bad Alfonso Cuarón hasn’t made more films in the past twenty years, because every single one seems to be both wonderful and a complete departure from his last project. After spending years working on new technology for his 2013 Oscar-winning adventure in orbit “Gravity,” Cuarón has spent his time since then diving into […]

‘The War At Home’ Exclusive Trailer: 4K Restoration Of The Oscar-Nominated...

With protests happening regularly nowadays, whether they’re regarding Supreme Court justices, the National Anthem, or gun law reform, there probably couldn’t be a timelier film to hit theaters than Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown’s “The War at Home.” And thanks to the folks at IndieCollect and Catalyst Media Productions, the Academy Award-nominated 1979 documentary […]

Charles Ferguson’s Timely ‘Watergate’ Doc Is Routine But Vital [NYFF Review]

It’s been a hell of a week. A divided, partisan country ripped at the seams and what was once a split has become an unnavigable chasm. The protracted and ugly Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh turned into a culture war — left vs. right, men vs. women — when a courageous woman came […]

‘Monrovia, Indiana:’ Frederick Wiseman Delves Into Rural America [NYFF Review]

At 88 and with an honorary Oscar under his belt, Frederick Wiseman has spent so long exploring the intricacies of American institutions via documentary film that he himself has become an institution. But as usual, there is no trace but style of Wiseman in his latest effort, “Monrovia, Indiana,” which turns his lens on a […]

‘Sorry Angel’: Christophe Honoré’s Latest Is A Tender, Tentative Romance [NYFF...

Equal parts “Weekend” and “120 BPM” – while still being a pure product of writer-director Christophe Honoré – “Sorry Angel” is a tender, tentative romance, simultaneously full of both life and death. Set in 1993 in France, AIDS casts a dark shadow over the relationship between two men who can’t stay away from each other, despite the […]

‘Hotel by the River:’ Hong Sang-soo Returns With A Darker Rendering...

With two films in this year’s New York Film Festival and five in just the last two years, Hong Sang-soo is at risk of being known as much for his prolific pace as for his movies themselves. Some critics feel his pace betrays a lack of thought and rigor, while others think it suggests an […]

New York Film Festival: 15 Must-See Films To Watch

The 56th Annual New York Film Festival is upon us once again, gifting the cinematic landscape with thrilling and compelling films carefully curated from all over the world.  Last year’s favorites included “Call Me By Your Name” and “Lady Bird,” the latter of which went onto become A24’s highest grossing film and earn not one […]

New NYFF Trailer Hypes Up Everything You Can Expect From The...

If you guys were keeping track, you might have noticed that the last few weeks have been all about the fall festivals. All told, we posted approximately 50 reviews from TIFF and another 30-ish from Venice and Telluride. You would assume that by now that we’re all burnt out on festival coverage. Well, you’re wrong! […]

2018 NYFF Announces Full Lineups For Retrospective And Revivals Sections

While Toronto, Venice, and Telluride might be the fall film festivals with all the world premieres, the 2018 New York Film Festival is set to feature many of the big names that are debuting this fall, including new works by Barry Jenkins, Alfonso Cuarón, and the Coen Bros. But one of the best parts of […]

Vittorio Storaro & Ed Lachman Talk “War” Between Film And Digital...

This year, the New York Film Festival convened a masterclass in cinematography with two legends of the form, Vittorio Storaro and Ed Lachman. Storaro has worked repeatedly with great directors like Francis Ford Coppola and Bernardo Bertolucci on visual masterpieces like “Apocalyspe Now” and “The Conformist” and lent his talents to Woody Allen’s upcoming “Wonder […]

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