NYFF 2012 Review: FINAL CUT - LADIES AND GENTLEMEN Might Be The Greatest Film About Film Ever Made

Gyorgy Palfi's Final Cut - Ladies and Gentlemen might be the greatest film about film ever made. Hyperbolic quote baiting? I assure you, I'm being sincere. It's not often I see a film that I'm impelled to gush about, let... More »


In 2008, director Marina Zenovich re-opened old wounds with the release of her film Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, a documentary about the titular filmmaker's infamous 1977 rape trial. It shined a light on a number of alleged inappropriate and... More »

NYFF 2012 Review: BARBARA Tears Down the Wall

As a leading figure of Berliner Schule, director Christian Petzold has been portraying 'lost' people in both literal and metaphorical sense: desperate souls cornered into making tough and sometimes wrong decisions brought on by economic hardships in the post-global recession... More »

NYFF 2012 Review: LIFE OF PI Is Intriguing But Inconsistent

The much anticipated Life of Pi, the new film from Ang Lee, based on Yann Martel's 2001 Man Booker Prize-winning bestseller, opened the 50th New York Film Festival this past Friday. Long considered impossible to film - even though, as... More »

NYFF 2012 Preview: Twitch Raises The Curtain With 14 Capsule Reviews

Boys and girls, here we are, the opening day of the 50th New York Film Festival. If you venture out to Lincoln Center tonight, expect bedlam as Ang Lee's 3D adaptation for the Life Of Pi has its world premiere,... More »

NYFF 2012 Preview: Classics To Catch

The New York Film Festival does such a stellar job with their so-called "sidebar programming" (see last year's Nikkatsu Studio Retrospective) that if you were to opt out of the main slate entirely, you would still be near-guaranteed to have... More »

NYFF 2012 Preview: Ten To Watch

The fall festival season may be winding down, but it ain't over 'til the New York Film Festival screens. A hallowed institution amidst a hallowed institution, the Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates 50 years of NYFF this fall with... More »
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