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New York Film Festival

Isabelle Huppert as the New Woman in Elle at the New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.25.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

By the New York Film Festival's final weekend, it felt like a French takeover: Isabelle Huppert was everywhere. Starring in two films, Mia Hansen-Love...

'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Is A Noble Misfire

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.16.2016 | Entertainment

It’s hard to criticize the work of someone who pours their soul into a pioneering piece of art. When Ang Lee introduced the world premiere of “Bil...

In "Certain Women" Kelly Reichardt nails today's harried woman

Erica Abeel | Posted 10.15.2016 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

CERTAIN WOMEN This year's New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center has proved a remarkable showcase for women in film. The latest from cult cirecto...

HBO's Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Premieres at the New York Film Festival: New Meaning to the Word "Swing"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.11.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Carrie Fisher made a wildly entertaining show about her story of growing up the child of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher: Wishful Drinking also becam...

'20th Century Women' Is Poignant And Vibrant

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.07.2016 | Entertainment

It’s ladies’ night at the New York Film Festival. Last week, Ava DuVernay’s searing race examination “13th” became the first documentary to ...

Kristen Stewart's Ghost Story And 3 Other NYFF Movies To Catch

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.07.2016 | Entertainment

The New York Film Festival tends to pepper its lineup with a few splashy premieres and a slew of holdovers from the year’s other festivals. The Huff...

NEW YORK FILM FEST FINDS ITS INNER POLITICS

Erica Abeel | Posted 10.06.2016 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

The New York Film Festival, which opened September 30, has discovered its inner political consciousness. However belatedly, it joins the great Europe...

Ava DuVernay's The 13th: New York Film Festival Opening

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.03.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

This year the New York Film Festival opened with a documentary! Capturing a distinct Zeitgeist moment, in The 13th, Ava DuVernay limns a history of ra...

'Hamilton,' Ava DuVernay And 'Billy Lynn' Are Headlining The 2016 New York Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.29.2016 | Entertainment

In addition to the first glimpses of cardigan weather, an annual harbinger of fall in Manhattan is the New York Film Festival. Kicking off Friday and ...

Ava DuVernay's Prison Doc To Open New York Film Festival

The Hollywood Reporter | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices

Ava DuVernay’s film “The 13th” is set to open the New York Film Festival....

'EKAJ': More Than a Movie

Peter C. Frank | Posted 04.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter C. Frank

The decision by director Cati Gonzalez to use "real people" who parallel the lives of the film's characters offers an unvarnished glimpse into the graphic reality of a subject often talked about only in generalized terms.

Immigration, Ambition, Identity Shape Film Miss India America

Jim Luce | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
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Jim Luce

It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the culture of South Asian immigrants that both ambition and identity do a similar dance, often with greater intensity, and is among the latest variations on a familiar American story.

'Field N*ggas' Director Extracts Beauty from Grit [INTERVIEW]

EBONY.com | Posted 10.16.2016 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

Shot in a gritty boom-bap style, Field Niggas is a powerful new documentary directed by newcomer Khalik Allah. The New York City-based film examines the sorrowful lives of a group of transients who gather in Harlem on 125th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Last Licks: Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead Closes the New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.12.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Introducing his movie of music legend Miles Davis for the closing night of the New York Film Festival, Don Cheadle reminded everyone that Miles was inducted posthumously into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame --for his innovations in jazz.

The Lobster's Version of Love: Why Similarity Fosters Connections

Maria X. Liu | Posted 10.06.2016 | Women
Maria X. Liu

I tend now to be attracted to men who have succeeded in areas that I haven't but wanted to, and I find that men who are drawn to me tend to value the areas I'm accomplished in. This is both speaking to our differences as well as our similarities.

'Bridge of Spies' Premieres at the New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.05.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Jan Donovan Amorosi had just seen Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies at a special screening the night before its New York Film Festival premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Sunday night. "We had no idea what our father had gone through when we were growing up in Brooklyn."

No Place Like Homeland

Jeffrey Ruoff | Posted 10.01.2016 | Arts
Jeffrey Ruoff

The documentary follows months, weeks, and days leading up to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and months into the subsequent occupation. Shot in Baghdad and the countryside on a lightweight video camera, this electrifying five-and-a-half hour film divides into two parts, Before the Fall and After the Battle.

The Week in Movies: The Walk, The Martian

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.01.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The New York Film Festival is underway and two of the biggest commercial titles of the fall are in its lineup. (They also happen to be opening this week). Neither of these lives up to the hype, though I recognize that will be a distinctly minority opinion.

The Walk Opens the New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.28.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

For the New York Film Festival in its 53rd year, the choice of this love letter to the city could not be more perfect.

2015 NYFF Has JGL On A Tightrope And The Latest Spielberg Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.25.2015 | Entertainment

The New York Film Festival is one of the last major festivals that thrusts us into Oscar season. Kicking off Friday and running through Oct. 11, this ...

When Film Is a Festival

Jeffrey Ruoff | Posted 09.08.2016 | Arts
Jeffrey Ruoff

Festivals keep alive the communal experience of film viewing, considered an anachronism in the age of laptops and cell phones.

Movie Review: Inherent Vice -- Tripping... and Stumbling

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.14.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Inherent Vice squanders a strong start in an orgy of wheel-spinning. Perhaps Anderson is indulging himself with one of those lengthy jokes in which the punchline is that there's no punchline.

Erin Whitney

You've Never Seen Steve Carell And Channing Tatum Like This Before

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment

The Oscar buzz for Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" has been going strong since the film premiered at Cannes back in May. The drama, based on a true stor...

In the New York Film Fest the Outsize Egos of Artists Rule

Erica Abeel | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

There's sometimes a common theme or recurring character that threads through a film festival. This can be especially striking in a fest as tightly curated as the New York Film Festival. Such convergences usually happen by accident, according to Kent Jones.

Richard Gere and Bill Murray Keep Up the Good Work

Annette Insdorf | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

Seeing Richard Gere and Bill Murray -- as well as their new films -- back to back this week invites comparison: movie stars for the past 35 years, they continue to do superlative work in both Hollywood and independent films.