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New York Film Festival

'Field N*ggas' Director Extracts Beauty from Grit [INTERVIEW] | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices

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 10.13.2015 | 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 10.06.2015 | 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 10.06.2015 | 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 10.01.2015 | 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 10.01.2015 | 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 09.28.2015 | 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,...

When Film Is a Festival

Jeffrey Ruoff | Posted 09.08.2015 | 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 | 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.

Erin Whitney

Kristen Stewart Addresses The Irony Of Her New Film | Erin Whitney | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment

"Clouds of Sils Maria," the latest film from French filmmaker Olivier Assayas, is one of the most meta, layered films on this year's festival circuit....

Kristen Stewart Brings Camp X-Ray to the Forum Film Festival

Annette Insdorf | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

Stewart's commitment to this independent drama -- and her appearance in front of hundreds of law school students Tuesday -- seems far from the "celebrity headlines" she often elicits.

Movie Review: Whiplash -- The Beat Goes On

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This smart, razor-edged film has been out there, tantalizing critics and viewers, ever since it caused a sensation with its debut at Sundance in January.

Matthew Jacobs

Miles Teller Knows You're Angry About 'The Fantastic Four' | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment

When I spoke to Miles Teller last week, the next item on his agenda was drinking with Queen Latifah. "We're old friends," he said. I racked my brain t...

Inherent Vice: Just How Important Is a Clear Plot?

Toni Cunningham | Posted 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Toni Cunningham

I haven't seen a Joaquin Phoenix film since I'm Still Here back in 2010. I was reminded of what a brilliant actor he is. Not only did he bring an innocence to a role that could have been played much darker, but he brought a physical humor to it.

Erin Whitney

You've Never Seen Anything Like Godard's New 3D Film | Erin Whitney | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment

Take one of cinema's greatest filmmakers, give him one of the most innovative visual tools of the past decade and the result is something truly specta...

New Doc Tells Haunting 'Tales' Of Ignored Murder Victims

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment

There's only one way to look at "Tale of the Grim Sleeper," and that's grimly. The new documentary, which is screening as part of this year's New York...

Film Review: Inherent Vice. Not Groovy, Man. A Total Bummer.

Brandon Judell | Posted 12.06.2014 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

There are films that make you want to run to the bookstore or, in reality, Any Jane Austen or Dickens adaptation. Atonement. Requiem for a Dream perhaps. Then there is Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice.

Revenge of the Green Dragons

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 12.06.2014 | New York
Adriana Aristizábal

The film "Revenge of the Green Dragons," directed by Andrew Lau & Andrew Loo and presented by Martin Scorsese, is based on the true story of a now-extinct, brutally bloody Chinese gang that worked in Manhattan's Queens and Chinatown in the '80s and early '90s.

Matthew Jacobs

The Eclectic Tastes Of Paul Thomas Anderson Revealed | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment

Paul Thomas Anderson's latest project, "Inherent Vice," a kaleidoscopic stoner noir film inspired by the 2009 Thomas Pynchon novel, made its world pre...

Erin Whitney

We're Still Trying To Make Sense Of 'Inherent Vice' | Erin Whitney | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment

Mainstream audiences may not have Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film on their fall movie radar as much as, say, David Fincher's "Gone Girl" or Christo...

Movie Review: The Brilliance of Mr. Turner

Brandon Judell | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Brandon Judell

Friday morning, on an M7 bus heading for the New York Film Festival critics' screening of Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner, I was sitting quite contentedly, reading the latest international literary sensation, Karl Ove Knausgaard's autobiographical novel My Struggle Book 1.