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The New York Film Festival

Cinema and Eulogia: Alain Resnais, 1922 - 2014

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Yesterday, a genuine conceptual and artistic film pioneer who was also possessed of an earnest conscience saw his final day on Earth. His genius work remains, and here's one of my favorite of his films, Mon Oncle D'Amerique, for your viewing pleasure.

Faith And John Hubley's Socially-Conscious Animated Films Screening At The Museum of Modern Art's 11th International Festival of Film Preservation (Huffington Post Exclusive VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.24.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Simply put, this year's film preservation series at MOMA has got flix for every kind of movie fan. In this first of several exclusives, I've chosen to...

Tom Hanks as Captain Phillips: Heroics on the High Seas for Opening Night at the New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.28.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The New York Film Festival must have a thing for danger on the high seas. Last year's opening night featured the fantasy ocean crossing Life of Pi: a ...

"The Gatekeepers"and Shin Bet Deliver the Goods

Erica Abeel | Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Israel has quickly become an entertainment powerhouse that has given us In Treatment and the original Homeland, along with the two marvelous films that made the NYFF. We eagerly await the latest from Ari Folman. His Waltz with Bashir was also distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.

At the 50th New York Film Festival You Root for the Fish!

Erica Abeel | Posted 11.29.2012 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

For its 50th edition, the New York Film Festival has pulled out all the stops with an array of films that highlight the enormous range and versatility of cinema. Here's a list of must-sees from among films I've viewed so far.

A New York Story: Richard Peña and The New York Film Festival (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 11.11.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

For the lonesome movie fan, the journey through Lincoln Center's DeChirico-scape posits one in a series of cinematic transports...crossing this vast, bright, cement desert, a triptych of stately, enigmatic and sadly forbidding modern construction emerges as a heat-buckled mirage.

Doomsday Cinema, Part 2: Oscar-Nom The Turin Horse, Final Week in New York (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

If the end of the world or your final film? is when you say what you really mean, perhaps with The Turin Horse, Béla Tarr is giving the last laugh to the Gypsies of his state-seized debut film (shot at age 16) and delivering a stone-cold classic.

2011's Doomsday Cinema, Part I: Melancholia @ 49th NYFF plus Gainsbourg on Von Trier & Lars' NYFF 47 Press Conference (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

In anticipation of 12/21/12, this past year saw a return of the doomsday film. Melancholia was an okay end-of-the-world movie, but for this fan, it was not a very good Lars Von Trier film. Perhaps a third viewing is in order.

Oscar-winning Dame Helen Mirren Stirs The Tempest & Makes Us See Red This Season

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

It's no surprise that British actress Helen Mirren has played royalty, especially Queens -- she's played monarchs six times. But that doesn't mean that this stage and screen doyen behaves in a haughty, doyen-ish manner.