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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: The Invisible Woman (★★)

    I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised at the New York Film Festival by Ralph Fiennes‘ The Invisible Woman, but alas…it was not to be. This sophomore outing from now multi-hypenate Fiennes is well made but maddeningly un-engaging. Fiennes himself gives a decent performance as Charles Dickens, while Felicity Jones is very solid (she’s quickly […] 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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    NYFF: Stray Dogs (★½)

    I freely admit that maybe there’s something wrong with me. After all, colleagues I know and respect have told me how Stray Dogs is among their favorite films of the year so far. Perhaps I should have paid more attention to those other folks who said it wasn’t their cup of tea. Stray Dogs is […] More

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