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    Ten Best Films of the 51st New York Film Festival!

    The 51st New York Film Festival is now in the books, ladies and gents. It was a great fest, with 30 movies that unspooled before my eyes (plus a handful that I had to miss for various personal reasons), including my new favorite of the year so far. As compared to last year, I think […] More

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    NYFF: Blue is the Warmest Color (★★★½)

    Ever since its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, most of the chatter surrounding Abdellatif Kechiche‘s movie Blue is the Warmest Color has been about its graphic sex scenes (in certain circles it’s just referred to as that three-hour French lesbian movie). I’ll put it right up front here…yes, the sex scenes on display are […] More

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    NYFF: Tim’s Vermeer (★★★½)

    I’ve found my first real pleasant surprise at the New York Film Festival folks. Yes, Tim’s Vermeer completely won me over, far more than I was expecting it to. This documentary from Penn and Teller is a tremendous crowd pleaser and I’d even go so far as to say it’s not just one of the […] More

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    NYFF: ‘Omar’ compels and ‘Sam in the Snow’ seeks to educate

    Omar (★★★) Palestine’s submission for Best Foreign Language Feature, Omar is a compelling new film from filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad, the man who brought us the powerful Paradise Lost a few years back. This time around, he’s got a drama that I’d argue isn’t quite as good but still is well worth your time. We’re at the […] More

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    NYFF: Alan Partridge (★★★)

    After the intense but rewarding experience that was Captain Phillips, which premiered as the Opening Night title at the New York Film Festival, the second screening of the day was the much lower key Alan Partridge (or as it’s known in the UK Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa), the film adaptation of Steve Coogan‘s popular character. […] More

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    NYFF: American Promise (★★★)

    Though the main attraction at yesterday’s slate of New York Film Festival screenings was Inside Llewyn Davis, those who stuck around afterwards were treated to an interesting little documentary called American Promise. I had missed it at Sundance earlier this year, so I made sure to catch it this time around. A doc about two […] More

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    Ten Exciting Films to See at New York Film Festival!

    The 51st New York Film Festival is almost upon us folks! Clayton and I have our acceptance letters and will be picking up our press credentials before you know it in a matter of just days now (with P&I screenings starting up bright and early next week on Monday morning), so now’s a pretty good […] More

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    The 51st New York Film Festival Announces Their Entire Slate of Movies

    We already knew that Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips would be kicking off the 51st annual New York Film Festival – which runs from September 27 to October 13 – and that Spike Jonze’s Her was set to close the affair. Today, the fest has unveiled the full slate of films that will play this year. Have a look […] More